|What are you doing?" Loukoumi asked the farmer.
"I am planting these seeds so the will grow into vegetables, just like you will grow big and stong one day," said farmer Gus
"Could I be a farmer?" Loukoumi asked.
"When you grow up, of course you can," the farmer answered
"I'm not sure what I want to be when I grow up," Loukoumi said.
And the farmer replied, "Look inside your heart and see, what is you want to be.
Doctor, lawyer, movie star, you can do anything, near or far. Work real hard and don't get blue.
Believe in yourself and dreams come true."
|In Growing Up With Loukoumi by Nick Katsoris, a lamb named Loukoumi struggles with what she wants to be when she grows up. She considers becoming a firefighter, a judge or a doctor. As she walks along, she encounters her friends including Gus the bear, Fistiki the cat, Dean the dog and Marika the monkey. Each friend explains to Loukoumi that she can be whatever her heart desires. If she wants to be a singing star, a policeman or even an Oscar winning actress, then she can do it! The key is that she must always believe in herself, stay positive and work hard, because if you believe in yourself your dreams will come true! The CD version of the book (included) features the voices of singing legend Gloria Gaynor, (Grammy Award winner for I Will Survive) Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, national CBS correspondent and MarketWatch anchor Alexis Christoforous, American Idol Heartthrob Constantine Maroulis of American Idol fame, and Guiding Light actor Frank Dicopoulos. Each voices a character that encourages Loukoumi to reach for her dreams, which is especially meaningful when being heard from such inspirational and successful adults.
The package also includes an original song from Gloria Gaynor called, Believe.