- Age Range: 4 and up
- Grade Level: Preschool and up
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Childrens Success Unlimted LLC; First edition (August 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982961308
- ISBN-13: 978-0982961308
- Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,729,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob: Blue Ocean Bob Discovers His Purpose Hardcover – August 1, 2011
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''Brooks Olbrys has done a remarkable job. Blue Ocean Bob provides young minds with positive precepts and powerful lessons that will serve them for the rest of their lives.'' --Bob Proctor, best-selling author, You Were Born Rich
''The deepest desire we have as parents is to help our children build character, confidence, kindness, and enthusiasm. In The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob, Brooks Olbrys brings great FUN to these FUNdamental goals. Your children will love these delightful stories and the simple but profound principles they reveal will be with them for a lifetime! Set sail today with Blue Ocean Bob for a magnificent voyage of discovery!'' --Brian Biro, America's Breakthrough Coach and author, Beyond Success
''Blue Ocean Bob empowers children to cultivate proactive attitudes, to value themselves and confidently tap into their inherent gifts for making their dreams come true. In the natural and light hearted language of a child, Olbrys succeeds in making it obvious that it is the birthright of every child to live a bright and meaningful life filled with limitless opportunities.'' --Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul's Potential
''The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob series is destined for greatness. What better way to prepare our children for personal success than to take them on a trip through the power of their minds and imaginations. Thumbs up, bon voyage, a new children's classic has been birthed!'' --Cynthia Brian, best-selling author, TV/Radio host, and Founder/Executive Director of the literacy charity, Be the Star You Are! (R)
''This is a little book but one that packs a bug punch of wisdom. All of us in our lives want to be fulfilled and happy, many never find the way. In this book, wisdom is given wrapped in a charming rhyme, upbeat story. Brought to life with colorful, bold, illustrations. Wisdom indeed will be found that will last your child a lifetime. Very well done, recommended. --Midwest Book Reviews Book Watch: Shirley's Bookshelf
''Blue Ocean Bob Discovers His Purpose is an inspirational, versed, illustrated life-goals guide book for kids based on the philosophy and teachings of Bob Proctor, Napoleon Hill and Earl Nightingale.'' --Children's Bookwatch: Reviewers Choice ----Children's Bookwatch: Reviewers Choice
The deepest desire we have as parents is to help our children build character, confidence, kindness, and enthusiasm. In The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob, Brooks Olbrys brings great FUN to these FUNdamental goals. Your children will love these delightful stories and the simple but profound principles they reveal will be with them for a lifetime! --Brian Biro, America's Breakthrough Coach and Author, Beyond Success
About the Author
Brooks Olbrys became intrigued by the philosophies of success in high school, but his interest in the subject was truly ignited when he began to study the work of Bob Proctor. After the birth of his son, Brooks became inspired to make these principles more accessible to children. Blue Ocean Bob Discovers His Purpose is the first book in The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob series.
Brooks holds a BA in Economics and an MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, an MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts and a JD from UC Berkeley. Brooks is a partner at investment bank Ion Partners, where he helps technology and closely-held companies realize their visions.
Originally from Poland, Aleksandra attended the University of Warsaw prior to moving the United States. She began her professional art career in 2007 as a painter and portrait artist. This is Aleksandra's debut as a children's picture book illustrator.
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The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob (Vol. 1) - Blue Ocean Bob Discovers His Purpose is about a young boy named Bob who has everything most kids dream of: an island home surrounded by the immense blue ocean, lush, tropical beaches and fascinating sea life. In the author's words:
"His island was lush and his life wasn't bad,
but he wasn't content with the things that he had."
So Bob sets out to sea to discover his life's purpose. He is accompanied by his best friend, a gorgeous fuschia-and-purple hummingbird named Zena. Zena proves to be Bob's voice of caution, even though he doesn't always listen to her.
Along the way Bob meets Al the Dolphin who gives him some sage advice and steers him to his teacher, Doc. This is the best thing that could have happened to Bob because he receives powerful advice from Doc who makes him realize his passion is the sea and he decides he wants to protect the sea and all life within it. Thus he becomes known as Blue Ocean Bob and finds his true purpose.
I not only admire this author, Brooks Olbrys, for bringing the concepts of his mentors to life in a way that children can understand, but also the illustrator, Aleksandra Beaucher, for the fantastic art that will set the imaginations of children and their parents afire. (Some of Olbrys's mentors are acclaimed success philosophers Bob Proctor, Napoleon Hill and Earl Nightingale.)
This is one of those rare books that is so well laid-out and charmingly illustrated that I was almost afraid to touch it. It's coffee-table sized, as some children's books are, so I can't imagine a child actually being able to handle it easily. But that might be the point: It's to be read to them...and then saved for when they grow big enough to handle it with care. (I recommend you buy two copies--one to save, treasure and pass down to future generations and another for the kids to "handle" in their own, more careless fashion.)
Kudos to author Olbrys, illustrator Beaucher and to Children's Success Unlimited for bringing it to our children. Very highly recommended. I can not wait to read it and others in the series to Devon...and perhaps to Melissa when Ashley brings her by to see her great-great Grammy. *Hint! *Hint! :-)
Endnote: The poetry in this book is excellent as to rhyme and readabiltiy in a sing-song fashion (by an adult), with one slight flaw that only another writer might notice: there are two lines that are really out of rhythm and slightly jarring. But since this would be a ten-star book if there were that many, that tiny NIT is actually nothing by comparison to the wonders of this book.
Reviewed by Betty Dravis, February 14, 2011
Author of "Dream Reachers" (with Chase Von) and other books
I honestly expected this book to be boring or preachy. I was pleasantly surprised to find I was quite wrong. Charming illustrations and rhyming text made this a fun read.
This books encourages readers to appreciate life, discover their passions and follow their dreams.
The book teaches the ideas found on the logo on the back of the book which reads: Think it. See it. Believe it. Achieve it.
A great book to help children be more positive, upbeat and optimistic.
Rating: 4 Stars
Source: From Author For Review
In charming rhyme we meet Bob who lives on a beautiful ocean island but is discontent with his station in life and sets out on an adventure with his friend Xena, a humming bird, to ask the sea creatures for advice. Bob and Xena encounter Al, the dolphin, who seems happy and shares 'we are all given incredible power' - the ability to appreciate life every minute'. But not satisfied with this advice Bob visits a wise old sea turtle named Doc who had given advice to the greats of the ocean and who advises Bob to 'discover your passion, then simply jump in.' With his newly discovered wish to become a marine biologist, Doc sends Bob on his way with a warm wish to succeed in the challenging journey ahead.
The characters are well drawn in Olbrys language and mirrored in Beaucher's splendid illustrations. This is a book that allows parents to share the bigger idea with even very small children. it is a solid, beautiful, entertaining and warmly informative book. It is sure to be a success...hopefully encouraging Brooks Olbrys to continue his sensitive series. Grady Harp, December 10
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