The story of the turtle Cacu continues to transform, now it will come to the lives of children through a children’s book made by Lise Menard and entitled “Cacuthe brave tortoise.
This book is inspired by the documentary “Cacu: a change for life” by the audiovisual producer and passionate about protecting the environment, Marvin del Cid.
With the adaptation, Lise wants children to know the reality of marine torture and at the same time teach them to respect and preserve the environment. “The book is a call for them to see the reality of what is happening in the sea and the struggle that the turtles are having. They come here to lay their eggs and that is a privilege, we must take care of them”.
The story written by Marvin del Cid and adapted for a children’s book by Lise Menard tells the reality of five fishermen from Manresa (a neighborhood of Santo Domingo) who went from predators of sea turtle nests to conservationists of these species.
Lise Menard He expressed that he not only seeks to make the little ones aware of the problems that affect marine life; but also to stimulate critical thinking in them, so that they can contribute to improving and preserving the sea that surrounds them.
The book that was presented at the National Aquarium is available in English and Spanish and with the purchase of the material, people will be supporting the rescue programs for baby turtles in the Dominican Republic.
The author, of Canadian origin, currently resides in the country and is a promoter of the “My Wonderful Sea” project. Among the books she has published are “Remi the lost manatee” and “Melody the humpback who lost her way”.
The book can be purchased at Cuesta Librería, Novia de Villa, Tinglar Eco Store, Fundación Punta Cana stores, Fundación Cap Cana office, Slowdive in Bayahibe, Superior Dive in Sosúa and FUNDEMAR offices.