Books

How Kiwis lost their wings / Quand le kiwi perdit ses ailes … Why pangolin have scales / Un manteau d’écailles pour le pangolin

How Kiwis lost their wings

Canopy trees are threatened by bugs nibbling their trunks. Tanemahuta, Father of the Forest, calls birds for help and ask them to fly down from the trees-tops to assist him to save his children. But Tui is afraid of the dark, Pukeko doesn’t want to wet his feet, Pipiwharauroa is much too busy building his nest. Will Kiwi agree to come down from the sky and give up daylight?

This beautiful and meaningful Maori legend tells us about difference, bravery and the power of choice. It’s also a great opportunity to talk about endangered forests and think over what we are ready to give up in order to save them.

Izumi Mattei-Cazalis

20 x 10 cm – 32 pages

Why Pangolins wear Scales

In African savannah, Pangolin and Honey Badger are fighting over wild beehives. With his thick coat of fur, Pangolin does not fear bee stings. One day, both two animals are challenged so as to decide which one of them will be able to keep on savouring the delicious honey. The honey badger is planning to set a trap for the pangolin in order to beat him…

This African legend talks about competition while reminding us that a true winner is not always the one who comes in First. In the documentary section, learn more about Pangolin, such a strange animal covered with scales, the well-named Honey Badger and a startling bird called Greater honeyguide.

Izumi Mattei-Cazalis

20×10 cm – 32 pages