Explore the secrets of the Amazon jungle creatures in this comic book of children's fables.
The funny comic strips in this book feature facts about jungle animals drawn from actual field observations made by the conservation scientist authors.
Natural history and ecology are fascinating but complex subjects. What better way to discover them than through a comic that is both funny and scientifically accurate? A perfect learning resource for nature-loving kids and adults, as well as for science teachers!
Fables of the Amazon
What you will discover:
Eleven comic strip short fables featuring a wide array of South American jungle animals. Each fable comes with an ecology lesson.
An intimate look at the secret lives of wild guinea pigs, rare macaws, jaguars, leaf-cutter ants, the elusive Maned Wolf, and many others.
The authors' own natural history notes from the field with photos and cartoons.
Meet the quirky and unique animal characters of the mighty Amazon forest by buying this book!
A word about the authors
Conservation scientists Dr Louise Emmons and Alan J. Hesse have decades of field experience in the jungles of South America. Their unique, personal knowledge of wild animals and the secrets of the tropical forest is revealed in these short stories, brought to life by the humour of cartoons.
Based in biodiversity-rich Ecuador, Alan wears several hats: he is an author-illustrator, an educator and a conservation biologist. Alan’s work is inspired by the majesty and fragility of nature and the need to do everything we can to protect it.
Alan combines his artistic creativity with his technical experience and knowledge to create scientifically accurate, educational children’s books full of quirky, comic humour and fun action, and usually bearing a message about how everyone can help preserve Nature.
Alan draws the artwork in his comic or picture books by hand and then edits it all digitally.
He is the author of five educational comic books for middle grade children, among which his main ongoing focus is the Captain Polo series about climate change.
Alan is also the author of 3 climate change-themed picture books for children within the 6-8 age range.
Check it all out on Alan’s website, AJH Education Comics and Cartoons: https://alanhesse.com
As kids all over the world are trapped indoors under Coronavirus lockdown it's a perfect time to get into the weeds about subjects we normally don't think about.
Such as the daily life of a dung beetle, for example.
This page is an extract from my very first educational comic book, Fables of the Amazon, which I co-authored with field ecologist Dr. Louise Emmons.
The science in this book is mostly based on the authors' own field observations in the tropics of South America. That's what makes it unique.
So, dung beetles. Turns out they love poo. Any poo. Do you know why, and do you know why its important? Even for you? Want to find out? Of course you do!