You Are Special Author:Max Lucado, Sergio Martinez (Illustrator) 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 Wemmi... more »cksville. 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 how to walk through his life in Wemmicksville.
In this heartwarming tale, Eli helps Punchinello understand how special he is--no matter what other Wemmicks may think. Children will learn a vital lesson--regardless of how the world sees them, God loves each of them just as they are.« less
Possibly one of the most wonderful children's books ever written, a book that can teach adults as they are reading to their children. When I was going through a personal crisis, my sister sent this to me with sticky notes all over it, proving what a great book it is for adults as well who need to be reassured of their specialness.
AWESOME book about thinking positively about yourself, and a great message about how to re-frame what others think about you (instead of taking negative comments and labels given by others personally). If you are a Christian, you will love the message this book offers about a person's relationship with the Creator! But even if you're not a Christian, that message isn't blantantly obvious, it's still a great book about self-esteem and great way to think about others that bully.