Item description for If Only I Had a Green Nose (Max Lucado's Wemmicks) by Max Lucado & Sergio Martinez...
Overview Punchinello learns that it can be difficult, foolish, and even dangerous to try to keep up with the latest fads and that Eli, his maker, gave each Wemmick different characteristics on purpose.
A green nose. How silly, thought Punchinello. It wouldn't make him faster, stronger, or even smarter. It would only make him greener—and make him look just like all the other Wemmicks! Why would he want that when he knows Eli made each of them different for a reason?
But when Punchinello stops visiting Eli regularly, a painted nose somehow doesn't seem as foolish anymore. Now more than ever, Punchinello needs to hear his maker say, "I'll always help you be who I made you to be." Punchinello's lesson shows us how important it is to be who we were created to be, and why that matters. This story is available in board book format to encourage young hearts to be who God created them to be.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.76" Width: 5.29" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Aug 28, 2003
Publisher GOOD NEWS PUBLISHING #65
Series Max Lucados Wemmicks
ISBN 158134533X ISBN13 9781581345339
Availability 0 units.
More About Max Lucado & Sergio Martinez
Max Lucado (MA, Abilene Christian University) serves as the minister of preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, and is a best-selling author and speaker. His award-winning books have been translated into more than fifty-four languages and he has been named one of the most influential leaders in social media by The New York Times. Max lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Denalyn, and has three daughters and one granddaughter.
David Wenzel received a BFA from Hartford Art School and has been illustrating professionally for nearly thirty years. He is recognized for illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, as well as numerous other children's materials.
Max Lucado currently resides in San Antonio, in the state of Texas.
Max Lucado has published or released items in the following series...
Christian Large Print Originals
Historias Biblicas Ilustradas
Inspiration for Everyday Life
Inspirational Bible Study; Life Lessons with Max Lucado
Reviews - What do customers think about If Only I Had a Green Nose (Max Lucado's Wemmicks)?
Wonderful book! May 20, 2008
I bought this book in the board pages edition so that my granddaughter can look at it without worry of her ripping the pages. She loves to have me read it to her! It is a great story for older children too. A good reminder that trying to fit in is futile, and being ourselves is what is really important.
Flesh-color is best. Jan 1, 2008
I read this story to a group of school-aged children. They talked about it for a couple of weeks. Great story to point out the foolishness of following the current fashion trend. The boys in Mohawk haircuts cringed as I read this story as did the girls in bare midriffs. I love the way Max Lucado teaches sound principles to children. He doesn't preach. He allows his audience to discover the truth he is teaching.
Green Nose Oct 28, 2007
This is a very good book to teach children that they do not have to follow the crowd and do as others do. It is important to have your own individuality and be yourself.
Our favorite book! Sep 22, 2007
My son and I have been reading this book together for years and love it. It is such a wonderful and true story. A must read for every child and parent.
Great Book! Jul 25, 2007
Punchinello sees other wemmicks with green noses. First he finds it silly. Then he and his friends get laughed at for not having green noses. So they get their noses painted. Soon the next color in style is red and then eventually purple is the last. They go through many nose paintings in order to be "in".
There is humor in the book too. When the wemmicks get their noses painted, they stick their noses in the air and walk like they are all that.
Punchinello soon decides he wants to be himself again. He gets tired of trying to follow the crowd to fit in.
This book is good not only for children, but for teenagers, and even adults alike.