Eli has carved a group of small wooden figures called Wemmicks.One of those Wemmicks is named Punchinello, and, in this story, Punchinello is feeling bad about himself because he is called names by other people.How hard it is to believe in yourself when those around you are trying to bring you down.The message here is that you are special in God’s eyes.You don’t have to be perfect to be special for God.
32 pages 978-0891079316 Ages 4-7
Keywords: bullying, name calling, God, perfection, Christian family fiction, love, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, accepting others, acceptance
In the town of Wemmickville there lives a Wemmick named Punchinello. Each day the residents award stickers―gold stars for the talented, smart, and attractive Wemmicks, and gray dots for those who make mistakes or are just plain ordinary. Punchinello, covered in gray dots, begins to feel worthless. Then one day he visits Eli the woodcarver, his creator, and he learns that his worth comes from a different source.
Max Lucado’s beautiful story reminds us that we are special to God just the way we are. Parents and children alike will enjoy this touching portrayal of an eternal truth. This bestseller has sold millions of copies and is now available as a special paperback gift edition and includes captivating illustrations by Sergio Martinez.---from the publisher