Every day the small wooden people called Wemmicks do the same thing: stick either gold stars or gray dots on one another. The pretty ones--those with smooth wood and fine paint--always get stars. The talented ones do, too. Others, though, who can do little or who have chipped paint, get ugly gray dots. Like Punchinello.
In this heartwarming children's tale from the best-selling pen of author Max Lucado, Eli the woodcarver helps Punchinello understand how special he is--no matter what other Wemmicks may think. It's a vital message for children everywhere: that regardless of how the world evaluates them, God cherishes each of them, just as they are.
Special Book for All Ages| Posted November 24, 2013
The first time I heard this book was in college and I instantly loved it. I have owned several copies of the book and have read it to children/teens at church and now read it to my own children. It is a wonderful reminder that although the world may find fault with us and judge us for superficial things, God looks at us lovingly as our Creator and He made us individually special. I would recommend this book for everyone regardless of age.
As a child| Posted January 17, 2011
When a child this was my favorite book. Late at night my grandma would always read me this book. I would recommend this book to many parents. It has a wonderful point and really brings God's love to a scale that a child would easily be able to understand :)