Papuduk book series, prepared with the aim of raising generations that love and protect animals and nature, has been published! 

The rabbit Papuduk, whom Sabancı Foundation Board of Trustees Member Serra Sabancı listened to in her grandmother's tales when she was a child, embarked on brand new adventures with the pen of Sabancı Foundation Changemaker Tolga Öztorun and creative drama instructor Lider Hepgenç and with the creative lines of Ece Zeber. The stories evaluated from the perspective of Prof. Dr. Feyza Çorapçı aim to reach all children in Turkey through Tekir Kitap.

In the books, prepared for children aged 7-9, a rabbit named Papuduk provides children with information about basic animal rights and ecology. The activities and questions in each book also give children the opportunity to reinforce what they have learned.

The First Set of Books:

  • Papuduk and Fancy King
  • Papuduk living with joy in the forest realizes as it gets to know its surroundings that the other creatures are not as lucky as it. When Papuduk realizes that the Fancy King harms animals for the sake of looking beautiful, it does everything in its power to save its friends who are trapped in the castle.

  • Towards Blue with Papuduk
  • What can sea creatures be doing in the middle of a valley? Who can smile while passing through the fire circles? Papuduk, disappointed with the surprise trip it has been waiting excitedly for, asks its friends to bring the show dolphins Tom and Misha back to blue.

  • Papuduk and the Big Elephant
  • Papuduk is very afraid of Dudu, the huge elephant who suddenly comes across as joyfully strolling among the pine trees. But when Papuduk learns Dudu’s story, its fear turns into love. Papuduk was very surprised and upset that the zoo was not the beautiful place it thought it was. So, it begins to make plans to help Dudu.

  • Proper Shopping with Papuduk
  • Papuduk, who goes to the market alone for the first time, meets Latte, a rat sneaking in the aisles. Papuduk, who tries to get a complete shopping list prepared by his mother, learns how to stay away from products tested on animals thanks to Latte.

  • Papuduk and Shelter Residents
  • The old dog, afraid of the noise of fireworks, meets Papuduk. They go to the animal shelter together to put the old dog's fallen earring on. Thanks to this visit, Papuduk, with realization of the importance of animal shelters that help stray animals, thinks about how it can be useful for shelters.

How Can You Reach the Books?

Papuduk books have been distributed free to NGOs working with children and to public schools located in disadvantaged areas in Turkey.

The books are sold on bookstores and online book sales sites. You can buy books from the link below and gift books to children living in disadvantaged areas with the Hang Book method:

Click to purchase books (Turkish website)

Click to give away as a gift to children (Turkish website)

Accessible Books

Papuduk books are also prepared for children with visual disabilities. You can access the audio description versions free of charge from the links below. The vocalizations of the books were made by the actress Eda Ece, who is also an animal lover.

Papuduk and Fancy King (Accessible Version - Turkish)

Towards Blue with Papuduk (Accessible Version - Turkish)

Papuduk and the Big Elephant (Accessible Version - Turkish)

Proper Shopping with Papuduk (Accessible Version - Turkish)

Papuduk and Shelter Residents (Accessible Version - Turkish)

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