Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Boy Who Changed the World, Andy Andrew

The Boy Who Changed the World, Andy Andrew
I enjoyed this book as an adult. However, it is not really a good read for small children (toddlers or even kinders) as it is very long and a little hard for them to follow. It starts with the story of one boy, finishes his story then begins another story – the story of the boy who grew up to be the man who influenced the boy in the first story. This goes on and on until you finally end at the beginning. Though this sequence is easily figured out by an adult young children have difficulty following and processing such logic and there for the meaning of the entire book gets lost in it. We had to read it almost backwards for my younger ones to see that it is the things that the first man did that influenced so many after him. My nine year old followed the sequence well. I did enjoy this and think the concept and even the way each story is written is very good. In fact I took some of the stories individually to point out the how our decisions influence people we do not even know. Good book for older kids (upper elementary or even junior high).
Thank you Thomas Nelson for this review copy.

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