Loukoumi In The Basket, the seventh book in the award-winning Loukoumi book series, will be released on February 22 for Easter 2016. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning Entertainment Tonight Co-Host Nancy O’Dell, the book teaches children that the secret to happiness is in doing things for others.
In Loukoumi In The Basket by Nick Katsoris, Loukoumi is disappointed in her Easter basket each year because she wants a lamb in her basket instead of an Easter Bunny. As the adventure progresses Loukoumi visits a magical wonderland of sweets with a candy river, hills made of marshmallow chicks and jelly bean petaled flowers in every color. Loukoumi then meets the Easter Bunny, who is contemplating skipping his Easter journey this year. In the end Loukoumi saves the day by helping the Easter Bunny and learns that Easter is about more than just what she receives in her Easter basket.
Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell, who previously participated in the 2011 release, Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook, lends her wonderful voice to the project as narrator of the e-book and the download that comes with the hardcover book. Past narrators of the Loukoumi books include Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Nia Vardalos, Gloria Gaynor and Olympia Dukakis, among others.
All proceeds from Loukoumi In The Basket benefit The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that teaches children to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. The Foundation sponsors Make A Difference with Loukoumi Day, which unites over 50,000 children nationwide to do various good deed projects. The Foundation also sponsors Loukoumi Dream Day, where children’s dream careers come true for a day. Past winners have played soccer with the NY Red Bulls, visited New York Giants Football training camp, sang from the Broadway stage, spent the day with their favorite actress at Lincoln Center, watched a spaceship land on Mars, spent the day with Fox news meteorologist Nick Gregory, cooked on TV and met with Rachael Ray and Cat Cora, and more. The Make A Difference With Loukoumi TV Special based on the Foundation’s programs aired nationally in syndication in October 2014 and a The Make A Difference with Loukoumi Exhibit is scheduled to open this Spring at the new Westchester Children’s Museum in Rye, NY.
For more on the Loukoumi book series please visit: www.Loukoumi.com
For more on the Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation please visit: www.LoukoumiFoundation.org