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LevyMann Signs Itty Bitty Book Deal With Penguin

LevyMann Entertainment has announced a five-year joint venture with New York-based Grosset & Dunlap, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, to produce a new line of childrens books based on the ITTY BITTY HEARTBEATS series. The books will be released worldwide beginning with a limited release in the fall of 2004 and expanding into a full release in 2005. Grosset & Dunlap will release storybooks, readers, board books, sticker storybooks, sticker style books (paper dolls), jewel sticker books, activity books, workbooks & novelty formats such as lift-the-flap and touch & feel.

Anita Mann, co-founder and ceo of LevyMann Entertainment, said, We are delighted to be working with Penguin publishing. They share our dedication to entertain and enlighten children everywhere. With the mission to produce quality, family focused entertainment across all mediums publishing was the logical next step in trying to reach as many children as possible. Through these books we hope to promote a positive approach to life and to teach them to do things from the heart.

LevyMann Ent. was formed with the mission to produce quality, family-focused entertainment across all mediums -- television, feature film, home video, live events and musical theater for all age ranges. For more information, visit

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