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" by Andy Andrews tells the story of Norman Borlaug; a name you probably don't know. But, young Norman spent time playing with his sisters in the cornfield. As an adult, Norman used his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. One little boy grew up to change the world. Or maybe it was Henry Wallace who changed the world. Henry Wallace was the US Secretary of Agriculture who hired Norman to help figure out how to feed the hungry. So it was Henry Wallace who changed the world. Maybe it was George Washington Carver, or his father, Moses Carver. You'll have to read and decide for yourself who it was that changed the world. Or, maybe every one changes the world in their own way.

I love the message of this story....that everything we do matters. Every action we make has a consequence, whether it be good or bad.

The illustrations in this book are beautiful. Rich colors add beauty to the beautiful story. Though kids may be to young to understand the concept, this book is based on Andy Andrew's "The Butterfly Effect." Thus, a theme of butterflies runs through the illustrations.

This book has the important lesson that each of us is important. I think it is a great way to tell your children that they can be and are important. The story closes by telling children that they can be the kid who changes the world. It would be a fantastic birthday gift, because it reinforces the importance of the individual who is reading it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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