The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob - A Challenging Job

The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob - A Challenging Job

by Brooks Olbrys

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BN ID: 2940151640565
Publisher: Children's Success Unlimited
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 54
File size: 18 MB
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Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

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.

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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The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob: A Challenging Job 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
SMHarris More than 1 year ago
A newly revised edition of The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob: A Challenging Job warrants a revised review. While the book still details the further adventures of young Bob along with the endearing cast of supportive sea creatures we met in B.O.B.: The Journey Begins, this children’s book benefits from a slight tightening of the prose, making it even more readable. In addition, a “softening” of Xena’s comments makes this edition a real stand out in the B.O.B. series. Needless to say, I highly recommend this beautifully written (and beautifully illustrated) chapter book. My thanks to the author for providing a copy in exchange for my opinion.
PennyMindingMom More than 1 year ago
On the first day of school I asked my children what they wanted to be when they grew up. My daughter wants to be a hockey player and my son wants to be a monster. They know what they want to be, but when I ask them how they plan on making it happen neither one knows. I know their ideas of what they want to be will change but the habits and principles that will take them to their own personal successes will remain the same. “The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob – A Challenging Job” is the story of Bob, a boy determined to defend and protect all of his sea creature friends. With the help of his caring but cautious guardian, Xena the Hummingbird and guidance from his mentor, Miss Mary Marine, Bob embarks on his journey to help his ocean friends. With each obstacle Bob over comes as he preforms his duty as a protector of the ocean, he gains more confidence and learn many life lessons that will guide him through life. In “The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob – A Challenging Job”, the author, Brooks Olbrys takes your child on an exciting rhyming adventure. The book is broken down into five chapters, each one focusing on an important life principle. Your child will learn about confidence, responsibility, communication, gratitude and success. All very important lessons for our little ones to learn from an early age. The lessons in each chapter are quite clear, but presented in a creative and fun way. One of our favourite lessons was the one on responsibility. “But what I remember when caught in the kelp, is to solve any problem, don’t look to the past. You have to stop blaming and take action fast. Be willing to own any part you have played, and see if apologies need to be made.” This is a lesson for everyone, not just our little ones. All to often we are too ready to blame others for any negative situation we find ourselves in. When we take a few minutes to evaluate things, more often that not we will discover that our own actions have played a roll. I love it when a book offers me the opportunity to have discussions with my children at times when everyone is calm and happy. The time for a discussion on taking responsibility may not be in the middle of an argument, a time when no one is willing to be receptive, but at story time when you are just sharing some precious time with your little one. The illustrations in the book are wonderful. Full of colour and fun characters your child will want to jump into the pages and play at the seaside with Bob. The story is told in rhyme. The kids often try to guess the last word of the sentence, it adds a whole new element of listening and engagement! The fun and learning doesn’t stop with the book. There is a website dedicated to Blue Ocean Bob. There you’ll find links to book previews, an ipod/ipad App to play and even some games to play online and activities to download and print. There is also a Parent and Teacher Guide available that contains a glossary of terms, discussion questions and activities! *Disclosure: I received a free digital copy of “The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob: A Challenging Job” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
4n6tek More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for adventurous emerging readers. Bob is a boy who has taken it upon himself to protect the ocean and the animals in it, however, he knows there is still a lot to learn and that is what he does throughout the book. You see Bob nervous and unsure about himself and some of the tasks he is ask to do, but he perseveres with the help of his animal friends, and what wonderful advise they give, that can can be awesome for everyone, especially the readers. Although, Bob's job is a dream for me and every kid out there, the message behind the story is a awesome one and that is what makes this story so appealing to me. But the story is a great one on it's own and will be very appealing to most children, especially those interested in the ocean and ocean animals, there are so wonderful learning facts in the book as well about the animals and the ocean as well as the positive life lessons. I give this book thumbs up all around as I think all emerging readers or parents reading to their children are going to eat this book and series up.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We received this book to give an honest review. So when I saw this book I was like I know K will like this. It deals with the ocean and animals two of his favorite things. It also rhymes from the get go so that is something I know he enjoyed. Then I saw it was a chapter book and I was thinking okay I am not sure he is going to enjoy this as much as I thought. I was wrong. I was only going to read one chapter a night so we could stretch the book out. Nope he insisted I read two chapters one night and then three the next night. So that is what we did.  Bob is a young boy whose job is to safeguard the ocean. And he has different jobs within each chapter. In Chapter one he is to help Kodi a baby seal learn to eat and swim, he questions if he can even do anything as he doesn't scuba dive. With the help from Doc the turtle he gets an idea and it works.  In chapter two he is off to clean up some garbage and when he does his net goes awry and lands on a pelican! How scary right the reason it landed on the pelican was because of Xena and Bob not just once person. Bob and Xena  go to see Earl the old clam who gives them a lesson on what happened.  Chapter three there is a storm brewing and it is up to Bob to pass the message long to dolphins, whales and porpoises. Of course Bob doesn't know how to pass the message along until Doc the turtle gives him advice on what to do. We learn that dolphins use echo location to communicate. How cool right? In the end everyone works together to pass the message along. Chapter four after the storm the weather was still a bit cloudy but Bob's day didn't seem to start off in better. You know how you have those days. He sees his friend Wallace the walrus who ask him why he has a sad face, which Bob explains how his day has gone. With the really good advice from Wallace we learn that you should count your blessings big or small and never give up, and think about things that make you feel grateful. The last chapter in this book there is a stingray that is stuck and it is up to Bob to help free him. Bob is scared to go diving in the deep as he has never been before. But he doesn't give up and ends up turning to Earl who gives him advice on what to do. He ends up in the end deciding to help out the stingray which proved that Bob was the right person for the job. I loved how this book was full of positivity and Bob was encouraged to do things even if he felt he couldn't, and he never gave up. I liked how the animals had advice and wisdom to give. The only character I didn't like is Xena it is like she didn't want Bob to do things which I didn't think was nice. The illustrations are very well done and bright. They go wonderful with the story being told.  K really enjoyed the book and learning lessons about things even if he didn't think he was.
IanWood More than 1 year ago
This is a great little novel and picture book which tells - in poetry yet - of Ocean Bob's adventures on the sea front where he does his darnedest to keep the coast clear (of junk) and help ocean wildlife. With his best friend Xena the hummingbird always ready to give advice, Bob proves he's a guy who's not afraid to ask for direction (and other forms of help) from his ocean of pals, including Mary Marine (his mentor), Al the dolphin, Doc the turtle, Earl the clam, and Wallace the walrus. Bob's adventures include lending a helping hand, a pelican's plight, offering safe passage, heeding a simple reminder, and diving deep! Beautifully drawn and colored, this book is aimed at 6 to 8 year-olds (hey, I'm an honorary eight-year-old! No, I am! That's my story and I'm sticking to it like a limpet to rock...), I was impressed by the warmth, heart, and art.
mtnhickss More than 1 year ago
The books is made up of five chapters. Each chapter is a lesson hidden in a creative, lyrical short story. The boy, on the Island of Roses adopted the nickname Blue Ocean Bob, his guardian is a hummingbird named Xena. He also has a mentor named Miss Mary Marine. Bob is friends with Kodi- the baby seal, Doc- the wise old turtle, Beck- the pelican, Earl- the clam, Cathy- the crab, Al- the dolphin, Tom- the blue whale, Bob- the walrus, and Ray- the stingray. Xena may be Bob's guardian, but she does not believe he is making a wise choice following his passion safeguarding the sea. His friends, on the other hand, are working with him and helping him learn. Bob does begin to doubt himself and his friends help him realize his dreams are attainable, if he takes them one step at a time. The story is well written poetry, and very encouraging for children to read. The illustrations are beautiful. Although several of the characters wear glasses, and Doc is the only animal wearing clothes- the characters are all beautifully and realistically drawn.  I was gifted The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob- A Challenging Job, by Brooks Olbry- illustrated by Kevin Keele, by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I highly recommend this book to be in any library for character traits. Bob is a wonderful example of determination resourcefulness. This book is easily five stars!!
catloverAD More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Blue Ocean Bob and the artwork was beautiful. The story explains in a rhyming manner of the hurdles you may have to go through to do the things you love the most. I believe all children will be pulled into the story and enjoy the solutions and assistance that Bob finds to make everything okay! I look forward to more adventures with Bob! Reviewed through NetGalley.