Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews

Andy Andrew's The Butterfly Effect is gift book. The book has a clear message not just for older children and teens but even adults. That message is: we were created to make a difference. Whatever you do no matter how insignificant it may seem can have an impact on in the lives of other people on the other side of the world.

The books was an easy read as all gift books are. The book design and graphics were excellent and visually pleasing, supporting the text on each page well. Its layout done in a way it compelled us to keep turning the pages find out the story ends. Andrews brings us through almost 200 years of American history. He does this by relating two seemingly unrelated stories about two seemingly insignificant people and the global effect their lives had on the world as we know it today.

Though Andy Andrews wrote this book with primarily American readers in mind, his message is clearly universal. Even as an asian reader, I felt a sense of gratitude to the Joshua and Moses for their lives and actions did affect the history of my nation too. As a father, I realize I am raising history makers in my home. This is the kind of gift book that is worth getting.

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1 comment:

  1. "Every single thing you do matters." This is the message of Andy Andrews' book The Butterfly Effect. Through the explanation of Edward Lorenz's theory and the stories of Joshua Chamberlain, George Washington Carver, and others, the book shows how even one action of one person can have a far-reaching effect.
    The point of The Butterfly Effect grew more and more meaningful for me as Andy Andrews dug deeper into the histories of people. The mesage unfolded wonderfully. Plus, I loved the presentation of this little book. It's like a grown-up picture book; every page is beautiful.