by Max Lucado
Hardcover, 48 pages
by Crossway Books a division of Good News Publishers
Book Source: bought
Overview: 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 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 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.
Hones’ Review: This is a timeless tale that reminds us of our own self-worth. Every child, teen, and adult needs to be reminded that it is not how others perceive us that matters but how we perceive ourselves. In these times, where bullying is ever present, this is a great book to read to your children to strengthen their self-worth. I like the idea of reading it with my children before the start of each school year to remind them that no matter what anyone might say about them, they know in their hearts that they are special.
About the Author: Max Lucado loves words – written, spoken – it does not matter. He loves to craft sentences that are memorable, inspiring and hopefully life-changing. In almost 25 years of writing, more than 100 million products—80 million books—filled with his words have been sold. Find more about author, Max Lucado, at http://www.maxlucado.com/.