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You Are Special by Max Lucado
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Sep 02, 11

Written by Max Lucado and illustrated by Sergio Martinez. Published by Candle Books, copyright 2004.
Grade level: 2nd and up
In the town of the wooden people called "Wemmicks," the wooden people give one another praise in the form of gold stars, or they give insults in the form of grey dots. Poor little Punchinello can't get a star no matter how hard he tries, so he goes to meet his maker. It is only then that he learns that he is special to his maker, no matter what others think of him.
I absolutely loved this story and I think kids will like it too because it shows us that we don't need to be looking for the approval of others. All we really need to know is that we are special to God, and that's all that matters. Children will like not only the story and the message behind it, but also the fantastic illustrations.
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Possible themes/units: being happy with yourself, bullies

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