There’s a Punchinello inside most us, isn’t there? An urge for others’ approval, a drive to be like the rest of the crowd, a need to show off all our “stuff”. And like Punchinello, there are many times we didn’t count the cost until the cost becomes too great.
The little wooden fellow we first met in ‘You Are Special’ learns a hard but essential lesson in his new adventure: it’s not what you have that counts, but whose you are.
This reassuring message is the heart of ‘You Are Mine’.
Max Lucado is one of Christianity’s best-selling authors for both children and adults. He is the proud father of three girls, and senior minister of Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio, Texas.
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.