Bess Stovall is famous for being famous. 'When it comes to Wemmicks, she's the best,' they say. Who wouldn't want to join her Wonderful Wemmicks Club? The catch is this: only Wemmicks made of maple can join--the best wood from the best forest. But Punchinello can't join since he is made of willow. 'Willow is weak wood,' says Bess. 'No one wants to be a willow.' And Punchinello is the only willow in Wemmicksville. Everyone looked down on him, even his friend Lucia.
Punchinello learns a valuable lesson when Eli the woodcarver helps him see that he is special because the Maker made him--the Maker even chose his wood. This tale from Wemmicksville will surprise you as Punchinello himself shocks the town with how special he really is. Recommended for ages 4 and up.