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May 7, 2016

REVIEW: The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob Into the Lead by Brooks Olbrys

The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob
Into the Lead
Book Three
Brooks Olbrys

illustrated by
Keven Keele 

(from Amazon)
Dive Deep with Blue Ocean Bob as He Takes the Lead Protecting All Life in the Sea of Kerchoo An earthquake has set off an oil spill on the ocean floor, and Blue Ocean Bob faces his toughest challenge yet. After seeking advice from the local sage, Doc the turtle, Bob musters the courage to dive down and repair the damage alongside his mentor, Mary Marine. Upon their return, Wallace the walrus alerts Bob that a great white shark has been beached. Calling on his island friends, Bob devises a creative plan to set the shark free.
But when Mary is called away to a distant island, Bob has to put his fears (and those of his hummingbird guardian, Xena) aside and step into his mentor's shoes. Some unlikely allies help Bob in his new role, but he soon realizes that he needs even more help. Thanks to a tip from his trusted friend, Earl the clam, Bob finds the perfect candidate in a young girl he meets on the shore.
The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob: Into the Lead is the third installment in this colorful and inspiring early chapter book series that provides young readers with an introduction to timeless principles of achievement.

  • Age Range: 6 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 710 (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Children's Success Unlimited (April 19, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982961375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982961377

This is a nice little children's hardcover book that teaches children about achieving their goals. This is book three. The first being, A Journey Begins and the second, A Challenging Job. The book is geared for six to eight year olds. I felt that some of the words were a little advanced for children this age, at least most children. The story is about a small boy, Bob.  He lives on an isle in the Sea of Kerchoo.  There are five short chapters. 
Chapter One: Oil is leaking to the ocean floor. Bob needs  to find a way to take care of it.
Chapter Two: Many people working together to save a whale that is stuck ashore.
Chapter Three: Bob has decisions to make
Chapter Four: Bob and some sharks work to save some dolphins in trouble.
Chapter Five: Bob hires Molly to help him
Great little book for five separate readings or all in one. If the child is very young, I would suggest reading a chapter at a time, perhaps as a bedtime story.  Young children's attention span is very short. The story is told in rhyme which children always love. The author gives the reader some very good lessons to be learned at an early age. Learning how to trust, gaining confidence, having friends, and how to work with others. The book is colorfully illustrated and a great little lesson book that is fun to read.  A good book for any child's shelf.

I received this complimentary copy from the author, Brooks Olbrys in exchange for my unbiased view.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

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. From a young age, Kevin Keele has enjoyed creating artwork in many forms: drawing, oil painting, digital painting, even stained glass. His work has been featured in numerous picture books, magazines, board games, and video games. Though he lives far from any coastline, he has always been fascinated by the ocean and enjoys illustrating its various creatures. Kevin is currently an artist for Disney Interactive Studios. He lives in Utah with his wife and two sons. They are the caretakers of one cat, three chickens, and thousands of Italian honeybees.


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