Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Boy Who Changed The World

_225_350_Book_236_cover The Boy Who Changed The WorldWritten by Andy Andrews
Published at Thomas Nelson

About the book
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.

Who is Andy Andrews?
Andy Andrews, hailed by a New York Times writer as someone who has quietly become "one of the most influential people in America,” is a best-selling novelist and in-demand corporate speaker for the world’s largest organizations. The Traveler’s Gift, a featured book selection of ABC’s Good Morning America, has been translated into nearly twenty languages and was on the New York Times bestseller list for seventeen weeks.

Andy has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and toured military bases around the world, being called upon by the Department of Defense to speak to the troops. Arguably, there is no single person on the planet better at weaving subtle yet life-changing lessons into riveting tales of adventure and intrigue—both on paper and on stage.

For more information, visit: http://www.andyandrews.com/

My Thoughts
Fabulous!   This book is amazing.  Bright colored images that will stir the imagination of your kids. 
As soon as I received this book, I sat down with my three younger kids and read it while our eldest was helping his dad in the kitchen.    Everyone enjoyed it and thought the story very interesting.    It is a good demonstration that whatever we do in life do have an effect whether immediately or later in life.

My 6 year old was the most attentive to this story and kept wanting to look at the book afterward.    It is a precious book with a good life lesson included in it.   What I particularly like is that the characters are real life people who existed in the past.    Somehow, the lesson sinks more in our heart and mind when it is about people who lived before.   

This book is definitively a keeper for our family.  It is the kind of book that I would like to keep for my own grandkids someday.   I want my kids and their kids to know that “Everything You Do Matters.” It doesn’t matter if it is small or big it still have an effect!  

See for yourself!

My oldest son sat down and read through the book as well.    I then gave him an assignment of writing a reading log as part of a beta testing we are currently doing for another curriculum.    Below is his reading log for the book The Boy Who Changed The World.    He loved the story and asked me if it really happened.  I told him that yes these characters really lived and had an impact of the world.   Please click on the image of his reading lof to read what he wrote. 

This review was possible because I received a copy of The Boy Who Changed The World from Thomas Nelson.

The Boy Who Changed The World is available everywhere even at amazon.ca .

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