Book review: “The Boy Who Changed the World”
7 September 2010 Book Review
The Boy Who Changed the World welcomes youngsters to consider themselves special, to see that what we do matters, and what we do makes a difference. By jumping into the lives of four historic men—who are not necessarily the same old, run of the mill, always picked, everyone knows about them, historical figures (Norman Borlaug, Henry Wallace, George Washington Carver, and Moses Carver)—kids will get an important understanding into how history has been shaped and effected.
This book does a wonderful job showing the kids how everything they do matters; how special, important, and significant they are. Any child can easily feel encouraged (though they’d never say it) that they “can be the kid who changes the world.” And what child doesn’t enjoy playing such an important role in life? What child doesn’t pretend to be a superhero, or the good girl coming into the picture just in time to save the day? Except The Boy Who Changed the World helps them see there’s no need to pretend. They are special and they can change the real world.
The reading was simple and engaging. The illustrations were superb and fun. This will be a very good book to pick up for your little ones.
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