Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Boy Who Changed the World – Book Review


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.

  • Title: The Boy Who Changed the World
  • Author: Andy Andrews
  • Publisher: Tommy Nelson Publishers
  • Date of Publication: August 31, 2010
  • Retail Price: $16.99 US (Hardcover)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4003-1605-2
  • Ages: 4-8
  • Pages: 40

My thoughts:

This is probably one of the most colorful and well illustrated books I’ve had the opportunity to review.  Every page is vibrant and full of little details that the girls and I both enjoyed. 

The author does a wonderful job of giving God the credit for all of His beautiful creations.   At the same time the storyline takes the reader through a trail of people who change the lives and world around them.   “The Boy Who Changed the World” is a wonderful tool to help teach children that no man is an island unto himself….we each affect the world around us for God’s glory, or to man’s detriment.

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1 comment:

  1. We really enjoyed this book too! I can't wait to get the physical version to add to our personal library.



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