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Blue Ocean Bob loves the sea and wants to dedicate his life to protecting it. He begins a new job as assistant to Mary Marine, the Island of Roses’s leading marine biologist, and with his hummingbird guardian, Xena, by his side, works hard to carry out his duties to the sea creatures both on and off the shore.
When the challenges mount, Bob seeks advice from Doc the turtle, Earl the clam, and Wallace the walrus, who each help him to develop the positive attitude he needs to succeed.
The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob: A Challenging Job is the second installment in this colorful and inspiring early chapter book series that provides young readers with an introduction to timeless principles of achievement.
Blue Ocean Bob; A Challenging Job is a beautiful book that I loved reading! The illustrations are alluring and the characters are well made, but the writing is what sold this book for me! It is so perfect and inviting! The writing makes this book one of those that is fun to read aloud where you (the parent or older sibling) doesn’t feel stupid reading to the youngster! The story rhymes all of the way through and you will love the story just as much as the child will.
A Challenging Job is filled with great moral truths where we learn to forgive our friends when mishaps happen; never give up on our dreams when the going gets tough; and to count out blessings when all we can see are the troublesome blocks in the road. Beginning readers will love this stepping stone chapter book and they will also learn some vocabulary words.
So overall I rate Blue Ocean Bob; A Challenging Job 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it to parents of youngsters!
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 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.