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Saturday, March 17, 2012

You Are Special by Max Lucado Review

You Are Special by Max Lucado

In this tale, wooden puppets are rated  by how many gold star stickers or how many grey dot stickers they have.  Lots of gold stars and you are a good puppet, lots of grey dots and you're worthless.  The puppets rate each other.  Puchinello is the main character and he always gets the most grey dots and this makes him very sad.  One day, he goes to visit the puppet maker, Eli, and learns that it only matters what Eli thinks of him. When he learns this, the stickers don't stick to him any more.
I love the idea of using stickers and kids seeing that they shouldn't let things others say stick with them.  It's a very cute story with beautiful illustrations. Kids will definitely get the message with this one.  I found myself wishing the story would go on and wanting to know more about what Puchinello did after his visit to Eli.  Does he go tell all the other puppets? Do they notice the stickers not sticking?  I guess that's the sign of a good book-wanting to know more.
This story reminds me of the VeggieTales episode-A Snoodle's Tale.  The two would go well together in a lesson.

RFMK Stats

Rating: * * * * *

Age Level: 3- 6

RFMK Stamp of Approval:  YES!

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