The Kid Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews ~ A Children's Book Review and Giveaway

Andy Andrews
Illustrated by Philip Hurst
Juvenile Nonfiction

About the book:

Everything You Do Matters.

The Kid Who Changed the World reveals the incredible truth that everything YOU do matters--what you did yesterday, what you do today, and what you will do tomorrow. Every choice you make, good or bad, can make a difference. 

In this engaging tale, bestselling author Andy Andrews shows children that every action, however big or small, can have a ripple effect around the world.

The bestselling book now featuring revised content and new illustrations!

The Kid Who Changed the World tells the story of Norman Borlaug, who would one day grow up and use his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. Two billion! Norman changed the world! Or was it Vice President Henry Wallace who changed the world? Or maybe it was George Washington Carver? But what about Susan Carver?

This engaging story reveals the incredible truth that everything we do matters! Based on his book The Butterfly Effect, Andy’s timeless tale shows children that even the smallest of our actions can make a difference in someone’s life. In turn, that person makes a difference in someone else’s life, and the blessing is passed from person to person. Through each character’s story, readers will see that they, too, can be the kid who changes the world.

Now updated with Susan Carver’s story and brand-new illustrations by Phillip Hurst!

My thoughts:

In a world that seems to tell children that they don't matter, this book is a breath of fresh air. The message that what you do today does matter. In fact what you do today will impact tomorrow and all the days that follow. 

Most of us learned about George Washington Carver in school. But this book takes us through the ripple effect of his life. It tells about his past and how it affected what he was able to accomplish. It also talks about how his life impacted others and through that millions of people were fed.

Not only is this a great book to be read in your home, it would also be a wonderful resource in your education circles. Andy Andrew's website has some great resources that will enhance your book experience. This book would be a great leaping off point in a study of how you can make a difference in the world.

The Giveaway:

We have partnered with Tommy Nelson to offer one of our readers a chance to win a copy of The Kid Who Changed the World. If you would like to enter the giveaway just use the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is open to any US resident age 18 and older.

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  1. My son is still young, but we make sure to pick up trash when we see it. We also pray for those that are hurting!

  2. Helping them realize that even the simple things (such as a smile) can make a difference.


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