You Are Special

Max Lucado’s Wemmicks: You Are Special, Picture Book
By Max Lucado / CrosswayMax Lucado's Wemmicks: You Are Special, Picture Book   -     By: Max Lucado

The world tells kids, “You’re special if… if you have the brains, the looks, the talent.” God tells them, “You’re special just because. No qualifications necessary.” Only one of those messages will find its place in their hearts. That’s why every child you know needs to hear this one, reassuring truth: “You are precious in His sight.” Max Lucado’s delightful, fully illustrated children’s tale from the pages of Tell Me the Secrets will help you say it again and again… with love. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

You Are Special enters into the world of the Wemmicks, who are a society of wooden people. They categorize and label each other with stickers of dots and stars, depending upon their likes and dislikes of that particular individual. Each person is then looked at as good or bad in relation to the quantity of stars or dots upon them. The Wemmicks teach us about our own world and how we are labeled by others according to their opinion of us. Those labels can either stay with us or not attach themselves at all.

I love this book! My 2-year old son also loves this book. He often has me read it, then he goes through the pages on his own, and then he has me read it again. I highly recommend You Are Special to all!

Here are some other Wemmick stories you may like:

Max Lucado’s Wemmicks: You Are Mine, Picture Book
By Max Lucado / Crossway
It’s a new day in Wemmicksville for the enchanting wooden people, and there’s a new problem for the little Wemmick named Punchinello. The Wemmicks compete with each other to collect the most–and the nicest–boxes and balls in order to appear more “important” than others, which means that, once again, there is havoc in the village. And one again, Punchinello is caught in the middle. But in the end, there’s a message that kids need and parents will love: God’s children are loved because He made them. They do not have to collect “things” to compete for status in His eyes. With the warm illustrations of artist Sergio Martinez, this new sequel to the phenomenal bestseller You Are Special is sure to become a classic in its own right. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Max Lucado’s Wemmicks: If I Only Had a Green Nose, Picture Book
By Max Lucado / Crossway
Just like Punchinello, we all want to fit in. To be accepted by the crowd. But at times that may mean we either have to look and act like others, or risk being rejected. Punchinello’s hard-earned lesson shows us how important it is to be who we were created to be, and why that matters. So let this wonderful tale help you remember two things: that you were made unique for a reason, and that there is one who will always help you be you–wonderfully you. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Max Lucado’s Wemmicks: Best of All
By Max Lucado / Crossway
Bess Stovall is famous for being famous. “When it comes to Wemmicks, she’s the best,” they say. Who wouldn’t want to join her Wonderful Wemmicks Club? The catch is this: only Wemmicks made of maple can join–the best wood from the best forest. But Punchinello can’t join since he is made of willow. “Willow is weak wood,” says Bess. “No one wants to be a willow.” And Punchinello is the only willow in Wemmicksville. Everyone looked down on him, even his friend Lucia.

Punchinello learns a valuable lesson when Eli the woodcarver helps him see that he is special because the Maker made him–the Maker even chose his wood. This tale from Wemmicksville will surprise you as Punchinello himself shocks the town with how special he really is. Recommended for ages 4 and up.