Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Book Review: The Boy who Changed the World

The Boy who Changed the World is the children's version of The Butterfly Effect.  It shows children that every action, no matter how big or small, can make a big difference.

This is the amazing story of Norman Borlaug, a farm boy from Iowa who had a passion to feed the hungry.  But he couldn't have accomplished this great task without the help of Henry Wallace.
And Wallace couldn't have done all that he did without the influence of George Washington Carver, who was rescued by a man named Moses Carver. 

The Boy who Changed the World is simply told; even the (almost) 4-year-old in this home can understand it.  And yet it teaches an important truth--that which we sow, we (and future generations) will reap.  The book is beautifully illustrated, with butterflies on every page.

Like its predecessor, The Boy who Changed the World is not a strongly Biblical book.  But it's a good conversation starter and a nice children's book.  I'm happy to add it to my kids' library.

The English teacher in me cringes at the one blatant typographical error; how in the world can you mess up the grammar in a short children's book!?? 

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.