Friday, September 9, 2011

Book Review: The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews

The Boy Who Changed the World, a beautifully illustrated book is one of these children’s books which will also inspire and entertain the adult reader.

The message revealed through this engaging tale is that every choice you make, whether good or bad, can make a difference. It illustrates the so-called “butterfly effect” in a way that even the youngest child will understand, yet will also engage the adult reader.

Andrews weaves together the stories of four little boys who each grew up wanting to make a difference to the world. Norman Borlaug, Henry Wallace, George Washington Carver and Moses Carver each played a key role in developing a special food that ultimately helped feed two billion people.

Each of the four stories is well told and the way each character influenced the other is clearly demonstrated. Instead of working forward chronologically, Andrews works backwards, and the adult reading the story may have to point out the significance of the names. This book is written in the typical repeating pattern that many children's books employ. I found this book entertains and engages my young children ages 9 through 3. Its also arranged in such a manner that one can easily tell one part of the story on one evening and then pick up where they left off the next. My children look forward to me reading this book and it has made a lasting impression on them. 

It is an excellent book with a clear Christian message that I highly recommend.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the 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 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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