A small book with a simple messageLessons Learnt1 Let not the opinions of others make you a prisoner You are special2 Do not judge the other Each one is special3 Value yourself and the others just for what you and they are I just read this 4 times for my 1 year old nephew so don t judge me for using this towards my reading challenge This is a story about the Wemmicks who are small wooden people carved by a woodworker named Eli Every Wemmick is different some have big noses others have large eyes some are tall others are short some wear hats others wear coats But all Wemmicks are made by the same carver and all live in the same villageAnd while in that village the Wemmicks wander around and stick stars or dots on one village the Wemmicks wander around and stick stars or dots on one The stars are stuck on the Wemmicks with smooth wood and fine paint the dots are stuck on those where the wood is rough or the paint is chipped Stars are also awarded to the talented Wemmicks while those less talented are awarded dotsPunchinello is unfortunate that he is one of the less talented Wemmicks and things he does often o wrong so he constantly has dots stuck on him He s not a An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism good wooden person the others would say and it ends up with him thinking of himself I m not aood Wemmick One
DAY PUNCHINELLO MEETS LUCIA A WEMMICKPunchinello meets Lucia a Wemmick the others for she has no stars and no dots on her at all It isn t that the others do not try to ive her stickers it is simply that the stickers do not stick be they stars or dots Punchinello thinks This is the way I want to be So he asks Lucia how she achieves her sticker less state Every day I o to see Eli says Lucia Punchinellos asks what different that makes so she tells him to Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character go and see Eli After thinking it over he decides to do so But he is overawed when he arrives at the workshop so he decides to make a discreet exit However he is unable to do so because as he is about to leave his name is called and he discovers to his surprise that the woodworker knows him Of course I do says Eli I made you Eli cannot help noticing that Punchinello has plenty of dots stuck on him and the latter tries to explain it by saying that he has really tried hard and cannot help it Eli tells him that he does not have to defend himself and that he should not care what the other Wemmicks think for he Punchinello is very specialPunchinello ueries this and Eli tells him that he is special because You are mine That s why you matter to me Punchinello had not had anyone especially his maker say anything like this to him and he doesn t know what to say So Eli tells him that Lucia has already told him about the situation and that to be like her he must not let the stickers stick to him as they will only do so if he lets themElioes on to say The stickers only stick if they matter to you The you trust my love the less you care about their stickers Punchinello is once again bemused so Eli tells him that he should visit his maker every day and he will remind him how much he loves him and that will help him to disregard the stickers that the other Wemmicks attempt to put on himPunchinello leaves contemplating I think he really means it at which point a dot fell to the Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences ground And so we can imagine that in this parody of life Punchinello visits regularly believes in what Eli tells him and rids himself of all dots and is thereafter a match for Lucia a Wemmick without any stickers The first time I read this book I cried I was 26 years old and found this children s book on the shelf at my friend s house I opened it and read it and found myself within the pages of the bookYou Are Special is the story of wooden people called the Wemmicks Everyday the Wemmicks wouldive shiny stars to the Wemmicks that did amazing things and ave black dots to Wemimicks that did things wrongOne particular Wemmick Punchinello kept
getting dots put on him as he was a little clumsy One day Punchinello met a Wemmick who haddots put on him as he was a little clumsy One day Punchinello met a Wemmick who had stars or dots on her and he becomes friends with her She takes Punchinello to the woodcarver who tells him how special he is and is not determined on the stars and dots or how he performs or fails This story made me realise how much weight I put on other people s opinions of me I constantly performed for the stars 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 uniuely each with its own look and personality Each st. .
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Nd felt so down when someone ave me a dot I think most of us do Sometimes I still find myself performing for the stars and trying to avoid the dots This book showed me that other people s opinions do not determine how special I am what God thinks of me does And He thinks I m so special just the way I am I love reading this book to my boys This book still makes me cry even though I have read it a million times Whenever I feel alone or distant from God or unworthy to be called his child this is the book I turn to I don t know how many copies of this book I have Between Silences given away as presents none to children 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 ineneral whether the puppets are cute or horrifying You Are Special is a truly uniue 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 yourselfOnce upon a time there was a little village where wooden people called the Wemmicks lived at and they were all created by a wood worker named Eli One of the main activities that the Wemmicks participated in was putting on Betrayals golden stars andray dots on each other The Betrayals: The Unpredictability of Human Relations gold stars would represent how much talent that person would have such as having smooth wood and fine paint on their bodies and being able to do spectacular tricks such as knowing big words and jumping over tall boxes Theray dots would represent the less attractive side of each person such as if their wood and paint is not pretty or if they cannot do any kind of spectacular stunts then they are awarded a Bat Ode gray dot One unfortunate wooden person named Punchinello was the one who was alwaysetting Bitter Choices: Blue-Collar Women in and out of Work gray dots due to him not being able to do any fantastic stunts and not having smooth wood and fine paint on himself Punchinello was so upset about all this that he decided not too out into the village for fear of being Barrio: Photographs from Chicago's Pilsen and Little Village given aray dot for no reason at all One day however Punchinello meets a wooden Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War girl named Lucia who does not have any stars or dots on herself and when Punchinello wanted to know about why Lucia does not have any dots or stars on her Lucia tells him that he shouldo see Eli What Will Tell will Eli tell this book to find out when I saw the 10th Anniversary olden badge on this book I was wondering to myself about how come this book has such a badge on the cover as books that usually have an anniversary badge on their cover would have to be pretty well known in the reading community As it turns out this book was pretty popular back in the late 1990s it is just that I have not
READ THIS BOOK UNTIL JUST RECENTLYthis book until just recently I honestly did enjoy the cute message of this book Max Lucado s writing is truly heartwarming and creative and I loved the fact that the main characters were little wooden people who all resemble the puppet characters from Pinocchio heck the main character Punchinello is similar to Pinocchio since I always loved stories that involved puppets I felt that having the main characters as wooden people really ave the book a creative flair that really made this book stand out from the other children s books I had read I also loved the way that Max Lucado presented the message of being happy with who you are no matter what other people say as Punchinello is mistreated by the other Wemmicks because of the fact that he keeps Back to the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America getting so manyray dots on his body It was interesting seeing the parallels of prejudice in this book as the Wemmicks judge others by the amount of stars and dots they have on their bodies and it s similar to how people in real life judge a person based on their accomplishments rather than who they truly are Sergio Martinez s artworks is truly beautiful to look at as the Wemmick population looks extremely creative since they are drawn as wooden people and yet they act like and move like human beings I also loved how orgeous the landscape looks as the Wemmick village truly stands out in this book as it looks like an old fashioned village from the Renaissance era and yet it is uniue due to the wooden people occupying the villageThe reason. Ory and video is a new adventure with the citizens of Wemmicksville Punchinello is the central character along with his friends Lucia Splint and Chip When Punchinello strays from Eli he begins to have problems Only when Punchinello stays close to Eli does he clearly see ,