Max Lucado is a famous American author and a preacher at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. His books are sold in more than 80 million copies worldwide. The books of Max Lucado have been translated into more than 40 languages in order to be available for all readers all around the world. Max Lucado has won the award Christian Book of the Year in three occasions for its books “Just Like Jesus”, “When God Whispers Your Name” and “In The Grip Of Grace”. Many other books from Max Lucado have also been world best-sellers, including “You Are Special”
Max Lucado writes books for children with a purpose to help them to better understand the words of God. The story of “You Are Special” features a fictional land called Wemmicksville, created by Eli, a figure that is God in the book. The land Wemmicksville is populated with citizens called Wemmicks. Every Wemmick is unique and has a specific personality and look. The main character of the book “You Are Special” is Punchinello and his friends Splint, Lucia and Chip.
The Wemmicks are small wooden people living in their land Wemmicksville. Carved by the woodworker Eli, the creator of Wemmicksville, each Wemmick looks different and is unique in specific terms. Some have big mouths, while others huge eyes or noses. Some are tall, while others are very short. However, they were all created from the same carver and live in the same village.
The Wemmicks were created to do different things, but with seriousness. Each Wemmick has a box of golden star stickers and a box of dull gray dot stickers. They stick gold stars and dull gray dots onto each other, and the smartest, most talented and good-looking Wemmicks usually gets the gold stars. Unfortunately, there are some Wemmicks that only receive dull gray dots.
The point of “You Are Special” by Max Lucado is to tell children that God has created this world and each person uniquely. The story of this inspirational book for children is to show that it does not matter how do you look like or what you do, because You Are Special and someone loves you just the way you are.
When the whole world tells the children that they will be special if they are smart, good-looking, and talented, God tells them that they are already special in a unique way. No qualifications are necessary. “You Are Special” is a recommended book for children of 4+ years.