~Written by D.C. Rush
~Illustrated by Daniela Frongia
To escape the hot Arizona summer, Robby the Robin and his band of friends - his brother Ricky, the Sparrow family, a trio of Mourning Doves and Benny the ever dependable Blackbird - fly west to San Diego in search of a cool summer breeze and some seaside fun. Upon arriving in San Diego, Joy and her new friend Josie wander off to investigate a cruise ship and end up on a voyage they will never forget.
Will Joy and Josie get back to San Diego and their loved ones? Will an encounter with a killer whale be one adventure too many for these lovely little Sparrows? Are their friends and family brave enough to attempt a daring rescue mission?
These plucky birds once again demonstrate the strength of their love and loyalty to each other in this tale about teamwork and trust.
The lively adventure continues for the flock in Robby's Quest: Ocean Bound, the second book in the series, as the birds decide to head to the cooler temperatures of San Diego.
Young readers will get a bit of a geography lesson about various popular locations in and around Phoenix and San Diego as the birds travel from one locale to the other. Friendship and teamwork are key to the success of the group and are important traits for young readers to learn and apply in their own lives.
Robby's Quest: Ocean Bound is beautifully illustrated with vibrant colors and great attention to detail visually enhancing the birds' adventures.
I recommend picking up a copy of Robby's Quest: Ocean Bound. Available at Amazon.com.