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You Are Special [NOOK Book]

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Every day the small wooden people called Wemmicks do the same thing: stick either gold stars or gray dots on one another. The pretty ones--those with smooth wood and fine paint--always get stars. The talented ones do, too. Others, though, who can do little or who have chipped paint, get ugly gray dots. Like Punchinello.

In this heartwarming children's tale from the best-selling pen of author Max Lucado, Eli the woodcarver helps Punchinello understand how special he is--no matter...

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Overview

Every day the small wooden people called Wemmicks do the same thing: stick either gold stars or gray dots on one another. The pretty ones--those with smooth wood and fine paint--always get stars. The talented ones do, too. Others, though, who can do little or who have chipped paint, get ugly gray dots. Like Punchinello.

In this heartwarming children's tale from the best-selling pen of author Max Lucado, Eli the woodcarver helps Punchinello understand how special he is--no matter what other Wemmicks may think. It's a vital message for children everywhere: that regardless of how the world evaluates them, God cherishes each of them, just as they are.

This tale originally appeared within one of the chapters in the award-winning children's bestseller Tell Me the Secrets.

A condensed version of the tale of Punchinello, whose opinion of himself changes after talking to his creator.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433525926
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 6/30/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 113,572
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Max Lucado

Max Lucado is a best-selling inspirational author and speaker, and a minister of preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. His award-winning books have been translated into more than 41 languages and have occupied spots on every major national bestseller list. Over the years, Lucado has been featured in countless national media outlets, dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Reader’s Digest and Christianity Today, and even named one of the most influential leaders in social media by the New York Times. His books include You Are Special, If Only I Had a Green Nose, and The Boy and the Ocean.

Sergio Martinez was born in Mexico City, studied art in Paris, and has worked as an art director and illustrator on three continents. He has done freelance illustrative work for Disney Press and other major publishers, and has illustrated internationally renowned gift editions of several literary classics including Peter Pan, Pinocchio, and A Christmas Carol. His classic style graces the pages of many children's books including Crossway's best-selling children's book, You Are Special, also written by Max Lucado.

Max Lucado is a best-selling inspirational author and speaker, and a minister of preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. His award-winning books have been translated into more than 41 languages and have occupied spots on every major national bestseller list. Over the years, Lucado has been featured in countless national media outlets, dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Reader’s Digest and Christianity Today, and even named one of the most influential leaders in social media by the New York Times. His books include You Are Special, If Only I Had a Green Nose, and The Boy and the Ocean.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2006

    This book is special!

    The book called YOU ARE SPECIAL by Max Lucado is my childhood favorite. I loved this book, and still do. It is a heart warming book with a strong moral saying that it does not matter what people say or think about you, it only matters what you think. YOU ARE SPECIAL is a must-read for anyone of any age. It is a book that I will read to my children.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    You are Special by Max Lucado is such a wonderful book that I en

    You are Special by Max Lucado is such a wonderful book that I enjoy reading over and over again. Punchinello is upset because he can't do anything the other Wemmicks can do like jump high or run really fast, he is always messing up and instead of getting a gold star like everyone else he keeps getting gray dots for all his failures. Its a great book that shows young children that you are so much more valuable and precious then you think you are and you shouldn't worry what others think about you. Its a truly inspiring story that plucks are your heart strings and reminds us that our true value comes from the One who made us because He doesn't make mistakes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2010

    Love this story in boardbook

    This is one of my favorite stories about how much we mean individually to God. I wanted this book to share with my daughter, but didn't want it to be easily destroyed (she's 2). I was so happy when I found this in board book. It's not missing any of the text like sometimes has to be done when converting stories to board book for children. It's sturdy and we can both enjoy it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2005

    The love that completes

    I have used this as a counselor with children but also with those who struggle (all of us) with their identity..especially in God's eyes. Healing of the body, mind, soul, and spirit.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    Wonderful life long lesson

    This book provides an excellent illustration of how God made us special and we should embrace our differences because He loves us just the way we are. It explains in a simple manner not to succumb to peer pressure or feel inadequate because you do not look or have abilities like someone else. I loved it so much that I bought a book for each of my girls because this is a life lesson they will need to be reminded of throughout their lives.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    Fantastic

    I received this book as a baby gift for my 2nd child. When I first started reading it, I wasn't too sure about it, but, by the time I got to the end of the book, I was awe-struck. I have started giving this book to friends when they have babies. It's a great book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2004

    JUST PERFECT FOR EVERYBODY

    I'm from Brazil, and since the first time i read this book, I would recommend to everybody! Once I told the story to the Bible Study group in my church, and there were people from 15 years old until 75 years old; all of them just loved.:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2004

    A Great Book

    This book is great for kids and adults. We read it to our daughter often to remind her that she is made just the way God intended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2004

    Amazing message!

    I performed this book as a one man play for my oral interpretation class in college. I cried when I first read it as I struggled at the time with my self-worth. God used this book to change my life and perspective about myself.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2004

    God does think you're special!

    When I first heard the story in this book I was so overwhelmed about the love that God has for me and how he thinks of me. Kids and adults are sure to enjoy the message Max conveys in this story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2003

    Life changer

    I read this book over 5 years ago and apply it to my life every day! I have a step daughter who is at an age where she doesn't feel good about herself. I will read this book to her again and again! It has changed my life!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2003

    Wonderful and heart warming!

    I'll have to admit the first time I read this book I cried. It is a wonderful tale for children of all ages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2002

    humbling

    This book is humbling, inspiring and entertaining! It isn't just for children, the lessons benefit the young and the old alike.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2002

    Special Books

    I used to read this book to my campers when I was a counselor at a Christian summer camp. The message is that our creator, God, loves us for who we are - he made us who we are. Whenever we feel inadequate in this world, all we need to do is remember God's love for us. When we do that all those negative things that people see about us and even those that we have started to believe ourselves will disappear. This story is included in Lucado's book, The Book of Secrets. This excerpt from that book is enhanced by Martinez's wonderful illustrations. Why 5 stars?: This book is wonderfully written and illustrated. The message is one that all children (and adults) need to remember. God is able to see past what others do. He looks not only at our surface, but what is inside. He made us the way we are for a reason and he loves us because we are all so different.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2002

    A sight for a sore heart

    I am in a City College. A teacher came in and read this book to the entire class and I could not stop myself from crying because I could relate so much to the story. It helped me see my way through alot of lifes set backs. I will purchase this book today for my little three year old.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2002

    You Are Special

    Absolutely wonderful book. Great gift for a child. The first time I read it to my daughter I was actually choked up. It's basis is on being judged by others and the hurt that sometimes goes with it. They are puppets and the main character meets his 'maker' and the reference is to a 'God' telling the puppet what others think doesn't matter, only what the 'maker' thinks. Very sweet book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2000

    Great For the Youngest In the Family

    I recommend this book to anyone who is trying to help their children become more confident in the Lord.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2000

    A Story of God's Love

    As a dad, I will read this one to my children often. It is a great way to relate to them the power of God's love! I reccomend it to anyone of any age.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2014

    One of my favorite children's book of all time. This story is ad

    One of my favorite children's book of all time. This story is adorable and has a strong message that it doesn't matter what other people think of you as long as you are happy with the person you are. I love the metaphor that Christ is the artist who created us and loves us no matter what. 5-star recommendation for any age!

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  • Posted December 8, 2014

    Touching This book as served to touch and inspire me throughout

    Touching
    This book as served to touch and inspire me throughout the years. It has provided a strong reminder that we need not compare ourselves to others or worry about what other people think. What matters is that we have a Maker who thinks we are very special. As we learn to view ourselves as He does we will find greater joy and peace in life. This book is particularly helpful for children, and even adolescents, who struggle with self-esteem.

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