Children's book narrated by Jennifer Aniston and John Aniston to inspire 10,000 kids to make a difference on National Make A Difference Day October 23

Author Nick Katsoris to donate all proceeds from sales of “Loukoumi’s Good Deeds” during Make A Difference Day week (October 18-24) to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

New York –  "Loukoumi’s Good Deeds," the iParenting Media Award-winning book and CD named “Outstanding Children’s Book of 2009,” and its sequel, "Loukoumi’s Gift," will be read at hundreds of schools, bookstores and libraries nationwide from October 18 - 24 leading up to National Make A Difference Day October 23.

Following the readings, kids will consider what they can do to make a difference by drawing pictures of themselves with Loukoumi the lamb doing good deeds. Children will also complete the statement "I will Make A Difference by …” and then actually do that good deed on October 23. More than 10,000 kids will participate.

Every time someone purchases "Loukoumi’s Good Deeds," they, too, will be performing a good deed as author Nick Katsoris will donate 100 percent of all proceeds from each book sold at www.Loukoumi.com or www.amazon.com during Make A Difference Week. October 18 -24, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers. 

"Loukoumi’s Good Deeds," narrated on CD by Jennifer Aniston and "Days of Our Lives" star John Aniston, teaches children to make a difference in someone's life by doing something nice.  In addition, the CD features the character voices of Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, GRAMMY® winner Gloria Gaynor, "American Idol" star and Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis, "Guiding Light" star Frank Dicopoulos and CBS News anchor Alexis Christoforous.

The CD also contains Gaynor’s original song, “Make Someone Smile,” and a bonus story called "Loukoumi’s Gift," which teaches Loukoumi that a gift need not cost much money, but instead can come straight from the heart.  "Loukoumi’s Good Deeds" is dedicated to and inspired by Daisy Waddy, a cleaning lady from an office at which Katsoris worked 15 years ago and who gave Katsoris gold cufflinks because he said, “Good morning,” to her every day. Jennifer Aniston voices the character of Daisy on the CD.

Loukoumi’s Good Deeds" and "Loukoumi’s Gift" are the third and fourth books in the iParenting Media Award-winning series.  Other titles include "Loukoumi" and "Growing Up With Loukoumi".  The fifth book, "Loukoumi’s Secret Ingredient", which also benefits St. Jude, will be released in 2011. Loukoumi has been featured on "Entertainment Tonight", "The Martha Stewart Show", National Public Radio, Fox & Friends, "Ladies Home Journal," "Parents Magazine," "Us Weekly," "USA Weekend," Radio Disney and many other press outlets. Please click here for the Loukoumi electronic press kit: www.loukoumi.com/loukoumi-video1.html
 
For information on Loukoumi’s Good Deeds, or to register for Make A Difference Day visit www.Loukoumi.com.

October 2010