EDUCATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOKS
On several theme groups related to Mayan culture of 2000 years in Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador
ILLUSTRATED BOOKS WITH HUMOR AND SATIRE
Our first two books on plants are comical illustrations on trees of the rain forests. Each tree is an personified educational spokesperson for their species’ need for survival.
Each of these trees explains how essential it is in the local eco-system and in the diet of local monkeys, other mammals of the treetops, and dozens of species of local birds.
Dr Nicholas raises three species (species, not varieties) of cacao trees plus has spent over eight years studying all the seasonings, flavorings, and ingredients used by the Aztec and Mayan people to create chocolate-like cocoa drinks for over 2000 years.
REMARKABLE ANIMALS OF GUATEMALA
Future Educational and entertaining cartoon comic books on animals of the Mayan areas of Mesoamerica will include owls, toucans, boat-billed (night) heron, wild ocellated turkey, king vulture, venomous toad, peccary, and animals which live in the treetops: opossum, porcupine, squirrels, boa constrictor, army ants, and leaf-cutting ants (but a kind that harvest flowers, rather than just leaves).
REMARKABLE TREES, AMAZING FRUITS & UNEXPECTED FLOWERS OF GUATEMALA
Having lived in rain forests for six years, and having worked in swamps, mountains, and even two desert areas of Guatemala for decades, Dr Nicholas Hellmuth brings you the noteworthy Neotropical plants of the Prehispanic Mayan and Xinca areas of Guatemala.
This series will show a tasty selection of the native plants of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Belize, and El Salvador which fed the Mayan people for thousands of years.
Then we will have a series on the endangered animal species of the Mayan areas. Each book is in one of the 21 Mayan languages of Guatemala.
SATIRE ON HUMAN BEHAVIOR (OR MISBEHAVIOR)
Our time span is 2000 years ago, but to facilitate humorous satire on modern idiocies, we will have delightful comic books on modern quirks (but set 2000 years ago), such as punk hair styles, unhealthy junk food, alternatives to carcinogenic potential of pesticide sprayers in your home, and dog fashion shows.
Our adventures take you from your modern world and transport you 2000 years into the past. How did several million Mayan people successfully survive in areas which today (with supermarkets, 18-wheeler trucks, etc) support only a fraction of the people?