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.
One of my favourite authors is Andy Andrews, and I was excited to review his children's book that is based on the adult book titled The Butterfly Effect.
The significance of each action that we make is beautifully illustrated in ways that children can easily relate to. Four individual stories are included in this book, each beginning with a child in history who had an unbelievable impact on future generations.
This book is a true motivation and inspiration for children of all ages to carefully consider the importance of the choices that they make each day.
"YOU can be the kid who changes the world!"
The Boy Who Changed the World
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (Aug 31 2010)
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of The Boy Who Changed the World from Book Sneeze, in exchange for my honest review.