Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Book Review: The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews

I was given an electronic copy of a book from Thomas Nelson Publishing titled The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews to review.

This is a children’s book designated for kids ages 4-8. The author uses the lives of historical figures to show kids today that what we do can make a difference, not only for today but for future generations.

Overall I think the book was okay. I wouldn’t say it was one of my favorites but wasn’t the worst I’ve ever read either. I, personally, did not find the book overly exciting and neither did my kids (ages 5-10). It seemed somewhat drawn out and when we thought it was about to end, it didn’t…it just kept going. The illustrations were very good...the kids really enjoyed looking at the pictures.

On a positive note, I think the book has a very good message in that everything we do matters. God has created us all for a specific purpose…all of us are here for a reason and everything we do affects our lives and the lives of others. I think the book does a good job of making kids think about what they are doing and how it affects everyone, not only today but all of the tomorrows too.

If someone was looking for a children’s book with historical and spiritual content I would recommend this book.

I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers for review purposes through their Booksneeze program. I am giving an honest, personal review…I am not required to do a positive review. The thoughts above are my own.

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