Monday, March 23, 2009

Jennifer Aniston narrates third Loukoumi book

NEW YORK – Jennifer Aniston is among several celebrities who contributed to the third book in the Loukoumi illustrated children’s series.

Aniston is joined by her father, John, a Days of Our Lives star, in narrating Loukoumi’s Good Deeds, which will be released on April 1. The Loukoumi series is written by Nick Katsoris, a lawyer, publisher and father of two children, of Eastchester, N.Y.

The narrated story, included in a CD with the hardcover book, also contains a song by Grammy award-winning singer Gloria Gaynor, titled, “Make Someone Smile.”

Loukoumi’s Good Deeds (Dream Day Press/NK Publications; $15.95) continues the adventures of Loukoumi the Lamb and her friends Gus the Bear, Fistiki the Cat, Dean the Dog and Marika the Monkey. They learn that no matter how small a word or deed, helping out makes a difference in other’s lives.

Katsoris said he got the idea for the book as a young law clerk. An office cleaning lady gave him a pair of gold cufflinks to thank him for saying good morning to her every day.

“This book is dedicated to Daisy for teaching me at a young age that the perfect gift comes straight from the heart,” he said.

In addition to the Anistons, the CD also features the character voices of Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, former American Idol Constantine Maroulis, Guiding Light star Frank Dicopoulos and CBS News anchor Alexis Christoforous, as the voice of Loukoumi.

The second annual Loukoumi Dream Day contest also will be launched on April 1. Children can enter the contest by drawing a picture of themselves in their future dream career accompanied by the statement: “I want to be a ______ because ...” The contest deadline is December 31, and top winners will live their dream career for a day.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital also will receive $2 from each sale of Loukoumi’s Good Deeds.

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Reprinted from the Hellenic Voice

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