The Okeeheelee Bandit

by Joanne Robertson-Eletto, Timothy Eletto & Illustrated by Beth Angelone



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/27/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781480802988
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781480802971

About the Book

Rocky Raccoon loves living on a golf course. Morning is his favorite time because that is when the treasures hidden in his nest at the top of a tall palm tree shine their brightest. But Rocky is not satisfied with the soda cans, shiny food wrappers, and coins he has already collected. There is one flashy prize he is dying to own, but he knows he cannot do it alone.

With the help of Henrietta Hawk, Rocky finally manages to snatch Billionaire Bill’s cell phone for his collection. But it is not long before he learns the valuable lesson that he should be more careful what he wishes for in life. As he attempts to make friends with the talking and squawking phone he now calls Cheery, Rocky must carefully dodge Gary Gator’s and Ranger Rick’s attempts to find it.

In this charming children’s tale inspired by a real-life event on a golf course in southern Florida, a raccoon obsessed with shiny objects discovers that the one thing he wants comes with more challenges than he ever imagined.

About the Author

Joanne Robertson-Eletto is an associate professor at St. John’s University who specializes in reading and writing development and children’s literature. Timothy is a sixth grader who likes to write and perform his own songs under the rap name of T.I.M. This is their first picture book.

Illustrator Beth Angelone, a decorated veteran of foreign war, received her BFA in painting and sculpture from the College of Sante Fe, New Mexico. She hand-sketched and illustrated the book’s vivid images using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6.