this is a very cute story about people, well sort of. i'm not sure what they are but they sort of compare people to others. they mark the good with stars and the bad with, dots. this poor individual is covered with spots. i can't remember how but he meets a carver i think and does something extraordinary and earns a star. it's a really cute story about, "don't judge a book by it's cover," and "we all make mistakes." i loved this book and you will too.