Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World This is the story about a little boy named Norman who grew up to cross breed kernels of corn that could be grown in different climates which saved people from starvation. Norman was hired by Henry Wallace who was impacted by George Washington Carver who was saved from death by Moses Carver.

The message is that each man's choices impacted how another's life would be, creating a chain of events that eventually saved billions of lives.

Written as a children's book, the author uses easy to understand language and beautiful illustration to tell the stories of each of these men. I found gaps in the logistics how each man changed history yet, when written as a children's book, I enjoyed the message much more. Idealistically speaking, a child will begin to believe that by making good choices, s/he may impact another.

My 5 year old son enjoyed it, although he was a little confused with the relationships as I read it to him. He liked it quite a bit and I like the message, although incomplete to me.

4 stars.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 comment:

CountessLaurie said...

Quite interesting that the author wrote the same book twice but once for adults and once for kids. He must really believe in this subject.

Did we find that butterfly yet?