Luca Lashes Reviews

Luca Lashes is an educational and entertaining eBook series that helps children overcome scary experiences, from their first haircut to their first trip to the dentist to their first plane ride and everything in between. Our online kids' books and apps tell the story of Luca as he conquers his frightening first experiences, and our stories have helped countless children prepare for first experiences that may have otherwise been overwhelming or scary. All of our eBooks are interactive, multilingual and designed to stimulate learning.

See how our Luca Lashes eBook series has helped change the lives of many children. Check out our reviews and testimonials below.

Series Review

From Motherhood Moments: “The illustrations are adorable and I like that there are interactive features. I also love the bonus parent tips, since sometimes it can be hard to know what the best way to approach a child's fear is.”

From Smart Apps for Kids: If you have a youngster between the ages of 0 and 4 or a special needs child, these stories may save a lot of sad faces and help instill the confidence your child needs to face the unknown.

The Brown-Eyed Boy with the Magic Eyelashes

From Second Bookshelf on the Right: It's a terrific technique to teach your kids, especially those who are timid about new experiences.

From Moms with Apps: The App features interactivity (touch, sight, & sound), parent suggestions, a relatable character and is written for children in the 0-4 year range.

Luca Lashes Learns to Brush his Teeth

From Cary Plunkett: I read this book to my son who is two and a half and it kept his attention until the end and was even repeating some phrases in the book. Now, my son still puts up a fight when it comes to brushing his teeth but one of these days he might appreciate Luca Lashes and his bravery and decide he wants to be brave too.

From Adventures of the Alpha Wife: I learned that if there are fearful things my kids are trying to overcome, all I have to do is give them a way to overcome their fears. Maybe it’s blinking like Luca, or perhaps it’s tapping their toes three times. My kids giggled in delight as we read the book, and loved watching as Luca overcame his fears.

From Smart Apps for Kids: Parents, teachers, and therapists who work with children that resist teeth brushing may find this book an excellent addition toopen the conversation about each child's fears. The illustrations and theme make it worth a download. On one page, the sun and moon shimmer, birds tweet and spin, hands move around a clock, and some exhaust comes out of Luca's pajama-shirt rocket.

From Just 10 More Minutes:  I loved the book because it relates to the children and how they feel.  It says to a child "I'm on your side", and that's important when facing scary situations.  I also loved that it had a section in the back with facts for parents and resources.

From The iPhone Mom: Children can learn along with Luca Lashes as he discovers how to use a toothbrush and why. This app features interactive elements (touch, sight, and sound), parent suggestions, a relatable character and is written for children from birth to age 4.

Luca Lashes and his First Trip to the Dentist

From Dominique’s Desk: I love the handy suggestions to parents at the end of the book on how to prepare the child for the dentist visit. The book is easy to read and follow for younger readers with pictures and words on alternate pages.

From Just 10 More Minutes: [LucaLashes Visits the Dentist] explains what happens to Luca while he is in the seat and that he was perfectly fine when it was all done. I thought the book was a nice addition to the first and I feel like it is a good set to own or borrow for those big moments in a child's life.

From Smart Apps for Kids: These books are a great concept and really helpful for children who are fearful about new things. Children are incredibly suggestible and this is a very gentle and positive way to introduce a new experience.

Luca Lashes and his First Haircut

From Chrissy at Good Reads: I enjoyed the illustrations, which were filled with bright, bold colors guaranteed to catch the eye of a toddler. The segment on the last page giving parents tips and tricks on how to make the first haircut special was cute and useful.

From Clarisa Kluver at Digital Storytime: I highly recommend this series for parents & educators looking for a simple way to teach kids about what to expect on big firsts, including this one that helps prepare toddlers & preschoolers for what can be a scary experience, where a stranger uses scissors to cut their hair.

From Smart Apps for Kids: Each step of the trip to the salon from putting on the apron to seeing hairs falling on the floor, is described and pictured through carefully drawn illustrations and helpful interactive elements.

Luca Lashes has his Frist Swimming Lesson

From Tracy’s Nook: Swim lessons can be scary. Thatis why Luca has a special way of making things less scary. This is a great kids book. The pictures are great, the story is easy for a younger child to understand and to relate to.

From I’m a Full-Time Mummy: It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the page on the screen and the page sways according to your direction you sway it!

Luca Lashes Visits the Doctor

From A Stich in Time: If you have a nervous child on the way to the doctor this is a great read! And we all know, a calm and ready child is so much better than a fearful one!

From Tidbits from a Mom: I think this book is adorable and perfect for my son.  The illustrations are wonderful!  The book is short and sweet and point out parts of the visit that cause my son his anxiety, including being weighed, measured, and receiving a shot.

From Tracy’s Nook: Like the other Luca books this one is a great introduction to little kids who might have some memories of going to the doctor before and are really scared of getting shots, or even just going to the doctor. Just remind the kids to blink their magic eye lashes and then they can be brave enough, just like Luca.

Luca Lashes and his Trip to the Nursing Home

From Tracy’s Nook: Just like the other Luca Lashes book (Luca Lashes and his first swim lesson), this is a great book. I know that it can be very scary for kids to go to nursing homes, the people who live there are older and most are a lot different than most little kids see every day.

From HeartthisApp: Luca Lashes and His Trip to the Nursing Home is the latest book in a series of interactive storybooks designed to help children with their new life experiences. With this book, children will see how nursing homes can be fun and parents will receive invaluable tips from the developers on how to give their children the most out of this experience.

From Goodreads: Join Luca Lashes as he visits his great-grandmother, plays some games, and has a wonderful time! Visiting folks in a nursing home will not be a nerve-wracking experience when you know what to expect! Share the experience as Luca Lashes teaches us how wonderful it is to spend time with your elders!

From FuntoTap: Luca Lashes and his Trip to the Nursing Home is a book in a series all about dealing with "firsts" (e.g. first trip to the dentist, first haircut, etc.). It is suitable for children up to about four years old, as a way to ease anxiety or just as a relaxing story for nap-times.

From Goodreads: a good little book to help children understand about nursing homes & visiting the people they love in one. Some great tips for parents at the back too.

From Lifeafter50: Visiting an older parent or grandparent is enough of a challenge for most busy adults today. Add bringing the kids along, and this job just got a whole lot tougher. That’s why it is so important for children to get used to these visits at a young age, so that children learn to respect their elders and be comfortable seeing any adult in an appropriate.

From Toddler Trails: My kids are highly addicted to the iPad.  Heck, I am too.  I really enjoy my social addiction, while the kids, handsome boy in particular is addicted to any racing game he can get his hands on.  However I do make them use these gadgets for learning as well.  We all really enjoy reading stories together as a family, and love finding new stories, especially interactive ones to download.

From Grand Magazine: Have your kids read the nursing home residents a book, or better yet spend your time listening to the fascinating stories from the grandparents and great-grandparents who live there. This is a great opportunity for your kids to learn and be entertained.

From Reno-Tahoe News: When it's time to visit loved ones at a retirement home, many kids (and a few adults) get a little nervous. But a retirement community isn’t a place where people go to die; it’s a place where they go to live. This is how to help young kids understand the fun and importance of visiting the grandparents in their special new home.

From Toy Insider: This e-book definitely takes advantage of current mobile technology to deliver an involving experience for all kinds of audiences, yet the underlying message that the unknown need not be so scary is timeless.

Luca Lashes Visits Mommy in the Hospital.

From Michelle, Michelle Writes: Great Story! Great story in so many ways! The authors wrote and illustrated a wonderful story that provides an original outlook on visiting a sick person in the hospital. I highly recommend the book both as an instructional piece and as a story.

From iTunes review, Luca Lashes: The Brown Eyed Boy with the Magic Eyelashes, 5 out of 5 stars: I love that this book comes in multiple languages. What a great concept by having a parent's section at the end of each of your stories to provide guidance with first encounters. A great introduction of Luca in this story an I’ll look forward to learning more about his character in books to come.

From Bekah, Motherhood Moment: The books are very well put-together - the illustrations are adorable and I like that there are interactive features. I also love the bonus parent tips, since sometimes it can be hard to know what the best way to approach a child's fear is.

From StaticFox, Amazon review, Luca Lashes: The Brown Eyed Boy with the Magic Eyelashes, 5 out of 5 stars: The story offers kids a way to overcome their fears on their own, which I think is great! And the app lets kids poke around with the characters and the objects. It's cute. Also, other books in the series seem to target other common problem-areas. I look forward to more!

From Scott A. Irwin, M.D., Ph.D.: Luca Lashes is an innovative, fun, and exciting activity. It provides an incredible bonding experience for young families.

Product Mentions:

The ever-popular series of interactive eBooks for children, Luca Lashes, is one that has gained a lot of compliments and positive reviews from its readers. As a line of edutainment books custom-tailored to Droid devices and iPads, Luca's adventures are as heartwarming and delightful as they are beneficial to your child's development. Just read some of the kind words and reviews our previous readers have submitted to learn more about it.