Sunday 25 July 2010

If Only I Had A Green Nose - Max Lucado and Sergio Martinez

If Only I Had A Green Nose
Max Lucado (Author)
Sergio Martinez (Illustrator)
Crossway Books
ISBN 9781581343977

I was given this book a few years ago, before I had children. I enjoyed the message of the book, the story and the artwork. Now that I have young children of my own I appreciate the story even more. Punchinello is a Wemmick, a wooden person in a village of wooden people. They were all made by Eli. Punchinello and his friend Lucia think all the other Wemmicks are being silly and having their noses painted green. But soon Punchinello's desire to fit in outweighs his common sense and he gets his nose painted. Soon however he has layer after layer of paint on his nose. It seems that every day a new color is in fashion, and he is tired of following the trend. But can he admit his mistake in following the crowd and go to Eli to be fixed? This is a great story about being true to yourself, to being who you were created to be and rejoicing in your amazing, beautiful, unique and special place in creation. Wonderfully written and illustrated, this is a great book for children in your life, or the child inside of you.

1 comment:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh I love Max Lucado - I didnt know about this book! Thanks for sharing this one :)