Every day the small wooden people called Wemmicks do the same thing: stick either gold stars or grey dots onto 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 grey 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.
Mx 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.