You Are Special (Wemmicksville, #1)
Max was interested in helping children understand their value - not from the world's perspective, but from God's. Wemmicksville is a land created by Eli, the "God" figure of the story. He creates each Wemmick in Wemmicksville uniquely, each with its own look and personality. Each story and video is a new adventure with the citizens of Wemmicksville. Punchinello is the cent...more
You Are Special is the story of wooden people called the Wemmicks. Everyday the Wemmicks would give shiny stars to the Wemmicks that did amazing things and gave black dots to Wemimicks that did things wrong.
One particular Wemmick, Punchinello kept getting dots put on him, as he was a little clumsy. One ...more
1. Let not the opinions of others make you a prisoner. You are special.
2. Do not judge the other. Each one is special.
3. Value yourself and the others just for what you and they are.
And while in that village the Wemmicks wander around and stick stars or dots on one another. The stars are stuck on the Wemmicks with smooth wood and fine paint, the dots are stuck on ...more
Now, I will admit that when I saw little wooden puppets on the cover of this book, I was truly intrigued, since I enjoy reading books that deal with puppets in general (whether the puppets are cute or horrifying). “You Are Special” is a truly unique children’s book written by Max Lucado along with illustrations by Sergio Martinez that many children and adults will enjoy for the heartwarming message about being yourself.
Once upon a time, there was a little village where wooden people called the W ...more
The Wemmicks are small wooden people who every day give each other stickers. The good looking or talented Wemmicks receive gold stars while those whose wood is rough or chipped or who can't do much get grey dots. Punchinello always tried to get gold st ...more
شاید این کتاب برای سالهای اول دبستان، کمی ثقیل به نظر برسد. اما قول میدهم اگر آن را در زمان مناسبی خودتان برایشان بخوانید و لحن مناسب به آن بدهید و پیشزمینههای آن را به کودک بدهید(خیلی کتابها برای کودکان نیاز به ایجاد پیشزمینه دارند؛ از روزها قبل)، بچهها خوشایندترین حس را از کتاب خواهند داشت.
کتاب، ترجمهی «منا خاطری» نازنین است و سال ۸۹ نشر ...more
This is another one of those books that I still have on the shel ...more
This is one of those gems that I loved so much I couldn't wait to read it to my child, but I also wanted to wait till she would really appreciate and comprehend it. Now she's four and a half and really enjoys it. It's one of those classics that you just have to own, and you don't get tired of reading, because it becomes more meaningful as you get older. Every time I read it it reminds me of who I am as a child of God. As my children get older, I'm excited to see wha ...more
This was a lovely story that perfectly i ...more
En cuanto a la narración, considero que se pudo haber profundizado más en la historia, aunque puede que esta sea mi visión de adulta y que para un niño sea suficiente lo que se encuentra en el grupo. Pero también puede que mi visión haya sido afectada porque vi la adaptación ...more
If my bright child comes home from school and says, "Mom, John says I'm an idiot." I say, "Well, are you an idiot?" He'll smile & say "no". Then I'll remind him that the 'dots only stick if you let them'.
Also, whenever people ask who my hero is, I tell them Lucia. I know she's fictional, but I want to be just like her and not let the dots nor the stars stick!
Kid's books are so much fun. :)
I don't really like resuming the plot, cos it's just to sweet and everyone should have the chance to read this book instead of finding out what's all about from a review.
The conclusion is so wise and the words simply gorgeous, beautifully and simple written that it touches one's heart!
You can't let people tell you that you aren't good enough. You are special. You are loved.
most recent re-read: December 2014
Overall, a nice moral without being preachy.