Punchinello is a little wooden person called a Wemmick. Wemmicks spend their days giving stickers: golden stars to “good Wemmicks” and dots to “not-so-good Wemmicks.”
Punchinello becomes covered in dots because he stumbles and has scratches, he can’t jump high or do any tricks.
As he is becoming discouraged though, he meets a Wemmick that has no stars or dots on her. She tells him about Eli, the woodcarver, and how Punchinello should visit him.
Eli explains to Punchinello that the stars and dots stick only if you let them. He further explains that it doesn’t really matter what other people think, because He, the Maker, thinks Punchinello is special.
He’s special because Eli made him. Punchinello begins to believe Eli, and as he does, a dot falls to the ground.
Summary taken from www.creativebiblestudy.com/youarespecial.html