You Are Special: A Story for Everyone by Max Lucado and published by Crossway Books.
Every day the small wooden people called Wemmicks do the same thing: stick either gold stars or gray dots on one another. The pretty ones with smooth wood and fine paint, as well as the talented ones, always get stars. But the ones like Punchinello who aren't as talented, or have chipped paint, get ugly gray dots.
In this heartwarming children's tale from bestselling author Max Lucado, Eli the woodcarver helps Punchinello understand how special he is - no matter what other Wemmicks may think. It's a vital message for children everywhere: Regardless of how the world evaluates them, God cherishes each of them, just as they are.