Enjoy all six Blue Ocean Bob books:
In Blue Ocean Bob Discovers His Purpose (picture book, ages 4-8) and the Spanish version, Bob del Mar descubre su propósito, young Bob yearns for a greater sense of fulfillment. Accompanied by his guardian Xena, an overly cautious hummingbird, his quest leads him first to Al, a playful and spirited dolphin, and then to the local sage, an old turtle named Doc, who finally helps Bob realize his passion and discover his purpose―to protect the sea and all life within it.
In The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob (early chapter book series #1-4, ages 6-10), the story continues but each book can be enjoyed independently.
In A Journey Begins, with the help of Al the dolphin and Doc the turtle, Bob discovers his purpose to protect all life in the sea. But to complete his journey, Bob must prove himself to Mary Marine, the Island of Roses’ leading marine biologist. With guidance from Earl the clam and Wallace the walrus, Bob develops a vision and sets a goal to become Mary’s trusted assistant. Along the way, he learns about the importance of a positive attitude and persistence in pursing his goal.
In A Challenging Job, Bob begins his new job with Mary Marine who asks him to help a baby seal, clean the shallows, and warn the dolphins about an approaching storm. Later, Al the dolphin alerts Bob about a trapped sting ray. With help from Doc, Earl and Wallace, Bob learns about confidence, responsibility, communication, gratitude, and the true meaning of success as he faithfully carries out his duties to the sea creatures both on and off the shore.
In Into the Lead, an earthquake sets off an oil spill and Bob faces his toughest challenge yet. After consulting Doc, Bob musters the courage to dive down and repair the damage with his mentor, Mary Marine. But when Mary is called away to a distant island, Bob steps into his mentor’s shoes, ultimately recruiting an assistant of his own. On his journey, Bob learns valuable lessons about courage, creativity, decision-making, action, and leadership.
In A Secret in the Deep, while snorkeling along the ocean reef, Bob senses something below. With encouragement from Cathy crab, he trusts his intuition and assembles a team to explore a shipwreck on the ocean floor. After consulting with the sea creature Council, Mary Marine is called back to help. Thanks to a creative plan by his assistant Molly, the dive team rescues some new friends and learns about concentration, imagination, perception, and cooperation.