Manny Toor and his family have been vacationing on Hilton Head Island for years.
The Toors live in Leesburg, Va., and have a second home in Palmetto Dunes that they visit several times a year.
"It is our favorite place in the world to go," Toor said. "We've been to Hawaii and been to other places, but when we go to Hilton Head, it just feels so nice being there."
It's those trips to Hilton Head that inspired Toor's first children's book, "Bubbles & Goobz: A Trip To The Beach."
Bubbles and Goobz are the nicknames for the Toors' two oldest daughters. The girls are ages 7 and 3 now. Their third daughter was just born June 2.
The book tells the fun, humorous story of a family vacation to Hilton Head, beginning with Goobz packing everything but the kitchen sink.
Toor said said parents will find humor in some of the things the two little girls do. And it's more than just a book. There is an object find activity at the end. A website also ties into the book with coloring pages to print.
The book is illustrated by multimedia illustrator and designer Christina Kaputsos. The drawings of Bubbles and Goobz are made to look just like his daughters.
Each book comes handwrapped in brown craft paper with a bookmarker inside. Toor said his daughters help him wrap and seal each book.
But the purpose of the book is not just to entertain children. Toor said the real reason he wrote the book was to bring smiles to the faces of kids in difficult situations. He donates copies of "Bubbles & Goobz" to children's hospitals, schools and police agencies. He hopes the books can be used as a distraction for children who are going through a stressful time.
The book can be purchased online or at a number of stores on Hilton Head. The sales of the book help offset the costs of the donation program.
Toor said he has received positive feedback from the director of the Children's Hospital of Nevada, who said the patients are really enjoying his book.
Toor is already working on the second and third sequels.
"If I never made a dime on the retail side and I had to give every book that I printed away, I'd be OK with that," he said.
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