You Are Special Rita Li. The Wemmicks were small wooden people. Every Wemmick was different: some had large noses, others had big eyes. They were all made by the wood carver, Eli whose wood shop was at the top of the hill.
Every Wemmick was different: some had large noses, others had big eyes.
They were all made by the wood carver, Eli whose wood shop was at the top of the hill.
Every day, Wemmicks did the same thing: they gave each other stickers.
Each Wemmick had a box of golden star stickers and gray dot stickers.
But if wood was rough or the paint chipped, the Wemmicks gave dots.
Every time when he explained why he fell, he said something silly, so people gave him more gray dots.
After a while he got so many dots and people said he was not a good wooden person.
He felt really sad . Right now he just wanted to hung out with people who had lots of dots.
One day he met a Wemmick, her name was Lucia and she didn’t have any stars or dots on her body.
Punchinello asked her how she did it.
“Eli ?” Punchinello asked.
“ Why don’t you find out for yourself? Go up the hill, he’s there.” said Lucia.
“ Would Eli Like to see me? Maybe I have the dots, so he won’t let me go into his workshop.” He thought.
“ No, that’s not right. People shouldn’t give marks to each other.”
He decided to visit
Eli next day.
Everything there was so big even a hammer was as long as his body.
He was afraid that he wanted to run away.
Suddenly he heard a strong and nice voice called his name “ Punchinello . Come here, let me take a look at you.
I am so happy you come see me.”
“ You know my name?” he asked.
“ Of course because I made you. Looks like you’ve been given some bad marks.” Eli said.
“ I didn’t mean to, Eli, I tried so hard.”
“ Oh child, you don’t need to defend yourself to me . “
“ No, and you shouldn’t either. Punchinello, what they think doesn’t matter, all that matter is what I think, I think you’re special.”
“ Me, special? Why? I can’t jump, sing and
I look ugly.”
“ Because you’re created by me and I care about what happens to you.”
Punchinello didn’t know what to say.
“Everyday I’ve been hoping you’d come.”
“I came because I met Lucia, she has no marks on her.”
“Because she decided what I think is more important than what they think. The sticker only stick if you let them.”
“ What? I am not sure I understand.”
“ You will, but it will take time. For now just come to see me everyday, let me remind you how much I care.”
Eli said as Punchinello walked out the door.
“ You are special because I made you and I never make mistakes.
Punchinello didn’t stop, he thought Eli’s right.
And when he did, a dot fell onto the ground.
(1)Can we give people stickers if they are not doing things well?
(2)If you were Punchinello, how would you feel?
(5)Why would Eli help Punchinello? Who is Eli ?