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Loukoumi, the fluffy cuddly lamb returns with Loukoumi's Gift, the fourth title in the award winning series of illustrated books by Nick Katsoris for children 4-8. Featuring a bonus download of the story narrated by Jennifer Aniston and Days of Our Lives star John Aniston, the new book follows Loukoumi through her day as she discovers that the perfect gift need not cost a lot of money, but instead can come straight from the heart. (The CD Narration is available as a free download on the website Loukoumi.com as ...

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Loukoumi, the fluffy cuddly lamb returns with Loukoumi's Gift, the fourth title in the award winning series of illustrated books by Nick Katsoris for children 4-8. Featuring a bonus download of the story narrated by Jennifer Aniston and Days of Our Lives star John Aniston, the new book follows Loukoumi through her day as she discovers that the perfect gift need not cost a lot of money, but instead can come straight from the heart. (The CD Narration is available as a free download on the website Loukoumi.com as well as on the companion CD of the related book, Loukoumi's Good Deeds). Loukoumi s Gift, by Nick Katsoris, will be released on National Make A Difference Day, on which over 200 bookstores nationwide will host Loukoumi s Gift Storytimes. The book follows in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed book, Loukoumi s Good Deeds, released in April 2009, which is also narrated by the Anistons. The book continues the adventures of Loukoumi and her friends Gus the Bear, Fistiki the Cat, Dean the Dog and Marika the Monkey. Whether it s a thoughtful act, a handmade card, or a delicious cookie or cake, kids will learn that there are many cost free gifts that can make a huge difference in the lives of those around them. This message is especially important to kids during these tough economic times as we enter the holiday gift-giving season around the book s release date. The book encourages kids to do something nice or make something for their loved ones as evidenced from the book's recurring line: A gift is a thought your heart creates and need not cost a penny. A gift can be anything that you wish made for one or many. A thoughtful act, a handmade card, a delicious cookie or cake. The perfect gift comes straight from the heart, whatever it is you make. Loukoumi s Gift is dedicated to Daisy, a cleaning lady from an office the author Nick Katsoris worked at 15 years ago. The story is inspired by the real life experience when Daisy gave Katsoris a pair of gold cufflinks because he said Good Morning to her every day. The part of Daisy on the CD is voiced by Jennifer Aniston. Every time a child reads Loukoumi's Gift they too will be performing a good deed. $2.00 from the sale of each book will be donated to St. Jude Children s Research Hospital, internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit stjude.org.

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Making A Difference!

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Inspiring!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984161003
  • Publisher: NK Publishing/Loukoumi Books
  • Publication date: 10/24/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,460,246
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Katsoris

Loukoumi And The Schoolyard Bully is Nick Katsoris' sixth book in the Loukoumi series. Other titles include the iParenting Media award-winning: Loukoumi, Growing up with Loukoumi, Loukoumi's Good Deeds, Loukoumi's Gift and Loukoumi's Celebrity Cookbook. Based on the themes in his books, Katsoris sponsors several programs including the Growing Up With Loukoumi Dream Day contest, which grants kids the opportunity to spend the day in their dream careers. He also sponsors Make a Difference with Loukoumi Day, based on his book Loukoumi's Good Deeds (narrated on CD by Jennifer Aniston and John Aniston), which rallies 20,000 kids each October to do a good deed on national Make a Difference Day. The project was selected from among 3 million Americans to receive a USA Weekend National Make A Difference Day Award and is the subject of a nationally syndicated TV Special, Make A Difference with Loukoumi, airing on FOX stations across the country October 18.

Actor, Days of our Lives

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

    A LIfe Lesson! What a heartwarming story about a little lamb tha

    A LIfe Lesson! What a heartwarming story about a little lamb that can't afford to purchase a present for her Dad's birthday, when a cleaning woman named Daisy purchases the gift for Loukoumi simply because Loukoumi said "Good morning" to her every day. A life lesson that all children can benefit from. Jennifer Aniston narrates the voice of Daisy on the audio version of the book. Inspired by a true story, with proceeds that benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital, this story is a true gem!

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  • Posted November 10, 2009

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    THE PERFECT GIFT

    Loukoumi's Gift is the perfect gift for any holiday. The message of teaching kids that they do not need to spend a lot of money but rather can give from the heart is timeless. My son loves the book and has now decided to make gifts for the entire family for the holidays. Also, the fact that this book is inspired by a true story when a sweet, hard working cleaning woman named Daisy gave the author a pair of gold cufflinks because he said good morning to her is very endearing and a lesson not only kids, but also many adults can benefit from. My family loves this book and the CD narration of it that comes with the companion book, Loukoumi's Good Deeds. You will love it too!

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