You Are Special by Max LucadoThis is an awesome children’s book. This book is about a society of puppets where each puppet shows if they like or dislike another puppet using a gray dot/gold star sticker system. One sad puppet is upset by his large amount of gray dots until he meets a puppet with no stickers at all – by her advice he goes to visit his creator. I used this book to teach my first grade class that “God Made You”. This is a great book for sparking discussion amongst younger children about what a creator is in general, and then who the creator is in real life. It’s also great to emphasize that everyone is special. For older kids, you can emphasize that you should never let anyone put you down and you should never let labels stick, nor should you label other people. At my age (college/ young adult) this is a analogy to God, and how we should have faith in him above all.
I was read this book as a child and then discovered it in Bookman’s and had to buy it. =) I hope you enjoy it as well!
Here’s a link to the book on amazon.com.