The Boy who Changed the World: A Review

Thursday, September 09, 2010 Dr. Vishaal Bhat 0 Comments

Title: The Boy Who Changed the World
Author: Andy Andrews
Illustrated by: Philip Hurst
Published by: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Pages: 46

Does anything we do in this world matter? This Children's /Gift book tells us how small gestures and seemingly innocuous daily deeds can cause a ripple effect, leading to much greater things in the future. Every small choice we make in our life can lead to a life changing event for somebody else. A must read book for school going children and adolescents who are the future of this world!!

I received this book in the mail a few days back with a request to review it and give my frank opinion about it. I was a little apprehensive about reading a children's book at first, however when I opened the pages, the illustrations jumped out at me and made a strong impact. Of course from the point of a child, these are the things that matter. Big, Colorful pictures that appeal to the eye always leave a better impression on the young mind, than the same described in a thousand words.


At the heart of this book is the simple premise of a ripple effect, when we throw something out in the world, the ripples it produces can grow and become something great. Whether it be the life changing discovery of  disease resistant crops or holding a child's hand and guiding him/her along a difficult path, can have profound implications in the future. This illustrated story is based upon a book titled "The Butterfly Effect", by the same author and is pretty much a must read for kids of the present generation, brought up on the principle of take but never give back.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze 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.” 






 

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