Luca Lashes Adds More Interactivity/Chinese to its Free App Focused on Helping Children through ‘Fearful Firsts’

Multilingual story, now in five languages, introduces children to Luca and his magic lashes as he prepares to conquer his fears

Chandler, AZ, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Multilingual eBook and app creator, Luca Lashes® LLC announces an upgraded version of its introductory app, Luca Lashes®, the Brown-Eyed Boy with the Magic Eyelashes. With stories geared for children ages 0 to 6 and older children with special needs, the award-winning series helps turn children’s “fearful firsts” into educational experiences.

In this app, readers are introduced to main character and young boy, Luca, whose magical eyelashes help make him brave.  A few of the upgrades to this app include:

•    Readers can toggle between five languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese. With the number of languages available, the book helps introduce new languages to children, as well as promotes English for children where English is a second language.
•    More interactivity has been added to pages, enhancing a child’s interaction with the story. In addition, cover art and illustrations within the book have been enhanced.
•    New narration offers a ‘’read to me” option.

“Our Luca Lashes series helps children overcome their fear around new experiences such as dentist appointments and first haircuts, and it provides tips for parents to introduce these new experiences to their child. Our first app in the series is free so readers can meet Luca and get a feel for his approach to overcoming fears,” said Nicole Fonovich, Luca Lashes cofounder of Luca Lashes LLC. “Our team has given extensive thought to all of the upgrades in this app in order to create the best interactive learning experience.”

Created by long-time educators Nicole and Damir Fonovich, the Luca Lashes® eBook and app series were inspired by their little boy, Lucas, and their desire to help him be brave in all his childhood discoveries. Many children fear the unknown, but with the help of a good story, and Luca’s magic lashes, they too can overcome their fears and learn from the world around them. The Luca Lashes® series makes first experiences, from hospital visits to swim lessons, a more positive experience for children and parents. In fact, parental sections accompany every story and assist parents with making the “first” experience more comfortable.

Check out the free, upgraded app, Luca Lashes®, the Brown-Eyed Boy with the Magic Eyelashes on iTunes, Google play, the Amazon App Store, NOOK, or the Educational App Store (EAS)

Luca Lashes readers can also anticipate upgrades to the following apps: Luca Lashes Learns to Brush His Teeth, Luca Lashes and His First Trip to the Dentist, Luca Lashes and His First Haircut, Luca Lashes Has His First Swimming Lesson, Luca Lashes Visits the Doctor, and Luca Lashes and his Trip to the Nursing Home. App recipients that have previously downloaded these apps will receive notifications when upgrades are available. To learn more or to view the entire Luca Lashes series today, visit  

About Luca Lashes® LLC

Luca Lashes® is an award-winning series of interactive apps and eBooks helping children to be brave when confronting new, unexpected and sometimes fearful, experiences. Parents and caregivers can use these apps and eBooks to help children deal with their "fearful firsts," including first visits to the doctor or dentist, first trip to the nursing home, first haircut, among other firsts. To stay up to date on Luca Lashes, visit and sign up for the e-newsletter. You can also connect with Luca Lashes® on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, or its blog. View the electronic press kit here.