Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Boy Who Changed The World

The Boy Who Changed The World
Author: Andy Andrews
Illustrator: Philip Hurst

The title of this book captured my attention, as did the illustrations. It's just the kind of children's book that I like to read with my three kids.

We loved the way the author weaved the story of the main character, a boy named Norman, together with the stories of other key people whose roles and influences affected the impact that Norman made on the world.

It's inspiring to think that one person can change the world, but even more so when that person is a child. It reminded me of my post from Honduras describing how it takes a child to raise a village.

Initially, I had thought that the book was simply about one person and the impact he made, but the surprise was the butterfly effect and the lesson on how we all have the potential to change the world by our impact on other people's lives. The children and I are still discussing this book weeks later, and is one we will re-read and discuss many times, not only for the story, but for the beautiful illustrations, the inspiration and the discussions.

I recommend this book for ages 4 & up (a little long for the younger readers).

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Shebecomes said...

I'll have to check that out. I love buying books for kids as presesnts, although I'm not sure all of them enjoy it as much as I do :) Is it very openely Christ-focused, or would it be okay for a public school setting? I'm also always looking for good books for the classroom.

By the way, it is good to hear your thoughts....its been a while. I've been trying to worry about you less and pray for you more, but either way you have been on my mind!

Teena said...

I have heard great reviews about this book. Need to check it out.


and thank you for your love and comments on my blog.

I appreciate it...


Danmark said...

I love the message of this story....that everything we do matters. Every action we make has a consequence, whether it be good or bad.

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