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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The boy Who Changed the World

Book Sneeze gave our family the opportunity to review : The Boy Who Changed The World, by Andy Andrews

Andy Andrews also wrote the New york Times Best Seller: "The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters"

which showed adults "The decisions you make and the way you treat others have more impact than you may ever realize."

The Boy Who Changed the World paints a picture of this principle for children by showing us a glimpse into the life stories of Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, Vice President Henry Wallace, Inventor George Washington Carver, and Farmer Moses Carver. We were immediately intrigued by the amazing illustrations of Philip Hurstand how they were interconnected. The book follows a fun and imaginative format: The story shows the butterfly concept and how each person makes little impacts on the lives of others. It is divided into little sections showing the effects of different people on different people and on the world itself. These mini divisions made it easier to break our reading into smaller sessions for the preschool crowd. It also exemplified how many people change the world and you could to. My high schooler, junior higher and grammar school student all enjoyed the book. It warmed my heart to share with my children that all of our actions affect the future- not just our own future but those of others. This book is not preachy at all but gives so much hope and encouragement in each of our ability to change the world.

We recommend this book to everyone! It is readily available at many retailers including Amazon:

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