You Are Special
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
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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.
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
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
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
I liked the softly lit, watercolor and pastel feel to the illustrations. My children were a little off-put by the exaggerated proportions of the Wemmicks, findi ...more
This is another one of those books that I still have on the shel ...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. :) ...more
This was a lovely story that perfectly i ...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
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!
What you take from this book really depends on your spiritual outlook though. As someone who leans towards sufism, yoga, and meditation, the lesson I took from the story is that happiness and contentment comes from looking inward and not from external validation.
I went to a sale today and they had a bunch of books. They especially had a lot of Max Lucado books which of course I grabbed up and this was one of them.
This book, even though it is for children is really uplifting!
Is about a Wemmick who learns that even though he is not like the others he is special in his own way.
His writing always touches your heart!
This is perfect for any age!