n its fifteen years of operation, Trenca has published some story books focused on native fauna. They are animal stories based on real cases that were admitted to the Wildlife Centre of Vallcalent and on projects that are being carried out on endangered species also in the Centre.
Gina, el caganiu de Vallcalent “caganiu” is the smallest chick of a nest) is aimed at children aged 1 – 6 years and also to parents and teachers that are specially interested in environmental education.
It talks about the white stork life and the care provided in the Centre of Vallcalent to the smallest and weakest chicks of the nests.
Written by Teresa Baqueró, with photographs by Jordi Clariana and Albert Gispert.
La aventura de Lani (The adventure of Lani) was published both in Catalan and in Castilian (Spanish).
Mainly through illustrations, with some photographs too, it talks to us about the long migratory journey of a lesser grey shrike (Lanius minor) and the dangers that threaten his survival.
Written by Teresa Baqueró, with illustrations by Inés Revuelta and photographs by Jordi Bas.
En Punxet, l’eriçó (Punxet, the hedgehog),
as the two previous story books,
is also intended to small children.
It is about a hedgehog life
(and a young girl called Maria).
It combines illustrations and photographs.
Written by Teresa Baqueró, with illustrations by Carlos Enríquez and photographs by Jordi Bas.
ssentially we have used the story book as an environmental awareness tool, for children as well as for adolescents and adults. Bringing the animals life through a story book, not through a scientific or technical publication, allows the addressee to know in an entertaining way, listening to a story or getting involved in reading, the efforts made to preserve wildlife. Furthermore, the emotional involvement with a story that we read or we listened to can raise more awareness than the explanation or the reading of a sciences booklet, always colder and more objective.
Front cover of the Castilian and Catalan versions of La historia de Bavar y Kiwi, los osos del hospital de fauna de Vallcalent (The story of Bavar and Kiwi, the bears from the Wildlife Hospital of Vallcalent).
At the time of publication, this story book was particularly intended for children and adolescents from school establishments in the Pyrenees.
You can find further information on the subsection Storytelling in the Pyrenees (2001-2003), within the section on environmental education in this website.
Written by Silverio Cerradelo (originally, at once in Galician, Catalan and Castilian), with illustrations by Daniel Olivera. © a) and b): Trenca
or multiple reasons, Trenca has published story books on wildlife in Catalan, Castilian (Spanish), Basque, Galician, Aranese (Occitan) and Aragonese. Some of the versions or definitively some of the published story books (as in the case of La aventura de Lani, both in Castilian and in Catalan) are today out of print, but if you wish to give a nice present to someone you could still get some titles (further information on the section Trenca gifts).