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Luca Lashes eBook Helps Alleviate Children’s Hospital Fears

lucaLuca Lashes continues its efforts to turn children’s “fearful firsts” into educational experiences with the release of its eighth multilingual eBook and app for children. Entitled Luca Lashes Visits Mommy in the Hospital, the book helps young children and children with special needs better understand the many facets of visiting someone in the hospital. The main character of the book, Luca, is a boy who has magic eyelashes that give him special powers and make him brave.

The digital book is illustrated and features words which are highlighted across the page for early literacy acquisition. Each story is available in several languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Italian, to meet diverse language needs, as well as to introduce new languages to children.

The app version of the book also includes originally scored music, sound effects, animations, and lots of interactive opportunities that combine learning and fun. The app can be played in a “read to me” format to provide kids with assistance in reading the book, or narration can be paused, so children can explore the page. The app also includes the ability to switch between the five offered languages for beginning second language learning.

Luca Lashes Visits Mommy in the Hospital is available at iTunes, on the iBookstore, Amazon.com, BN.com, Google Play, and at www.LucaLashes.com.