Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews- 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?

The concept of this book is wonderful.  Not only did I find it to be about making wise choices because the choices you make effect others and ultimately the world, but also about being humble and giving credit where credit is due.

While some of this story was a bit over my four year old's head we will read it again to instill the lessons of making good decisions and being aware of  one's behavior.

The illustrations in The Boy Who Changed the World are magnificent.  Colorful and beautiful.

This is a lovely book to add to your child's library.

1 comment:

jeannine: waddlee-ah-chaa said...

We love books too! We are on a mission to get books into the hands of children. So each week we highlight and give away children's literature.

I'm always on the look-out for books. This is one I hadn't read. Thanks for the review! I'll look it up when we head to the library.

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