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.
After having developed his conservation career in such exciting places as Bolivia, Mexico, Ecuador (including the Galápagos islands) and Colombia Alan decided in August 2018 to quit his job and launch himself 100% towards his first true vocation: having by now published three full-length comic books respectively about natural history, evolution and climate change Alan's dream is to become a best-selling author of comics that combine fiction, non-fiction, humour, satire and adventure in order to educate, entertain, and inspire personal engagement towards bettering our world.
Who is better prepared for a sudden wildfire - the cricket enjoying a martini in a hammock, or the ants slavishly carrying pieces of leaves and soil back to their nest?
This comic-strip story, one of 11 in my book co-authored with wildlife ecologist Louise Emmons, was directly inspired by the timeless fables of La Fontaine, which I enjoyed reading over and over when I was a kid.
I believe much of humanity is similar to the cricket, enjoying the moment with little thought for what's coming. COVID19 is an example of this: as human consumption continues to degrade natural systems, we will be exposed to more such pandemics. Its time to learn from the ants and practice restraint: prepare for the future!