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Jeff, Bethesdanln, Pizza Yiyen, Limonata Icen Rakunu Banu Turhan-Kayaalp

Jeff, Bethesdanln, Pizza Yiyen, Limonata Icen Rakunu

Banu Turhan-Kayaalp

Published April 22nd 2011
ISBN : 9781461092490
Paperback
34 pages
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 About the Book 

Jeff is no ordinary Raccoon. Born and raised in the city, he lives under the restaurant district. For Jeff, life is easy- restaurant owners treat him like a mascot, patrons feed him... Until one day his life takes a U-turn. He is captured by twoMoreJeff is no ordinary Raccoon. Born and raised in the city, he lives under the restaurant district. For Jeff, life is easy- restaurant owners treat him like a mascot, patrons feed him... Until one day his life takes a U-turn. He is captured by two animal control officers and brought to the woods. Can he escape? Will he try to go back to the city? Or will he adapt to a new life in the woods? Inspired by a true story, Jeff, the Raccoon of Bethesda is a playful tale of leaving behind the extravagant city and adjusting to life in the forest, a raccoons natural habitat. Jeffs character is inspired by a true story. A few years ago our family was dining outside, in Bethesda, MD -our hometown, when we saw a raccoon coming out of a drain under the sidewalk. He climbed on top of the garbage bin, fished inside with his dexterous hands, retrieved a huge slice of pizza, sat next to us and leisurely ate the pizza. Some people gave him some other munchies. He acted as if he was a regular patron of the restaurant. Later that summer we saw him several more times. I dont know what really happened to him, but I would like to think somehow he is living happily ever after in his natural habitat. As more natural wildlife habitats are turning into urban landscapes, wild animals are adapting and becoming our urban neighbors. Raccoons, hawks, coyotes, foxes, deer have become almost as common as the squirrels, roaming our gardens, parks, and yes, even sharing pizza with us. This story is about reverse adaptation, about adapting back to nature as is my wish for Jeff and for ourselves.