Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews

Did you know that what you do today can change the world forever?

The Boy Who Changed the World opens with a young Norman Borlaug playing in his family’s cornfields with his sisters. One day, Norman would grow up and use his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. Two billion! Norman changed the world! Or was it Henry Wallace who changed the world? Or maybe it was George Washington Carver?

This engaging story reveals the incredible truth that everything we do matters! Based on The Butterfly Effect, Andy’s timeless tale shows children that even the smallest of our actions can affect all of humanity. The book is beautifully illustrated and shares the stories of Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, Vice President Henry Wallace, Inventor George Washington Carver, and Farmer Moses Carver. Through the stories of each, a different butterfly will appear. The book will end with a flourish of butterflies and a charge to the child that they, too, can be the boy or girl who changes the world.

My Thoughts:
I have two grandsons, ages 8 and 6. They love books of all kinds for kids and I think they loved this one the best! It is beautifully illustrated and the words are enough to hold the child's interest through out the entire story.

The wonderful and powerful message of a sort of Pay-It-Forward deed shows children of all ages that it is best to do good, like God, and the world will become a better place for it. You can really feel God through these pages and that is a bonus for children!

This is a book that I would suggest to people for Sunday School read aloud books, a permanent home library or a story time class. It's really beautiful and will hold both boys and girls' attentions!

~A Copy of this book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

~I do not receive financial compensation for any of my reviews. I do however from time to time receive complimentary review books to read and post HONEST reviews, positive and negative. The acceptance of a book does not guarantee a positive review.~

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