Saturday, March 23, 2013

"The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob - A Journey Begins" by Author Brooks Olbrys & Illustrations by Kevin Keele {Book Review}


Young Bob lives on an idyllic island, yet he yearns for a greater sense of purpose. With his guardian Xena, a cautious hummingbird, by his side, Bob seeks guidance from the wise and
happy creatures of the sea. Al the dolphin, Doc the turtle, Earl the clam, and Wallace the walrus all give him great advice, but Bob’s true test, like all true tests, requires strength from within: to achieve his dreams, he’ll have to overcome his fears and the boundaries that could otherwise prevent him from becoming a marine biologist and devoting his life to protecting the ocean.

 This is no small problem. After all, Bob must prove himself to the renowned marine scientist Mary Marine. A Journey Begins highlights the importance of purpose, vision, goals, attitude, and persistence, all of which are required to make Blue Ocean Bob’s dream, and every other dream, come true.


Author, Brooks Olbrys:

A graduate of Stanford University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts, and the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Brooks Olbrys is the founder of Children’s Success Unlimited and a managing director at investment bank Ion Partners. He lives with his wife and son in New York City and greatly enjoys escapes to the North and South American coastlines.

Illustrator, Kevin Keele:

Kevin Keele is currently an artist for Disney Interactive Studios. His work has been featured in numerous picture books, magazines, board games, and video games. He lives in Utah with his wife and two sons. Though he lives far from any coastlines, he has always been fascinated by the ocean and enjoys illustrating its various creatures.

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"The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob - A Journey Begins" is a great book that is entertaining yet teaches teaches children how to persevere, achieving and setting goals. A very well written story with illustrations for each "goal" that is easy to understand and follow. A fantastic read that I would recommend to all children ages 5-7 (+/-), and parents alike.

I give "The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob - A Journey Begins" a 5 star rating.

*Disclosure: I received the above product(s) in exchange for an honest review and in no way was I asked to give a positive review. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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