Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Review: The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews, Illustrated by Philip Hurst

Product Details
Format: Jacketed Hardcover
Trim Size: 8.60 x 11 x 0.50
Page Count: 40
Retail Price: $16.99
ISBN: 9781400316052
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
Author: Andy Andrews
Illustrator: Philip Hurst

My Thoughts and Review:The Boy Who Changed the World is a delightful children’s book that carries an important message every boy and girl should hear. The theme is “Everything you do matters.” The story begins with Norman Borlaug’s childhood and his accomplishment that helped save more than two billion people from starving. But was he really the boy who changed the world or was it Henry Wallace? Perhaps it was George Washington Carver or Moses Carver? Well, all of them had their parts in changing the world either directly or indirectly. This book shows children that God made each one of them special to make a difference in the world. Every decision we make...every action we take has far-reaching effects not only on us or people around us but also on others around the world. This book is based on the author’s book, The Butterfly Effect. The illustrations (water color paintings) are vibrantly beautiful. I wish the author or editor caught the mistake on the page showing George Washington Carver teaching Henry Wallace about plants. “On weekends, George would roam the fields and forests with the professor’s six-year-old son Henry, teaching the boy about plants and how many ways they could be to used help people.” The words “to” and “used” were transposed. I would recommend this wonderful book to every parent, teacher, child care, and library.

~I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers through BookSneeze.com. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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