A green nose. How silly, thought Punchinello. It wouldn't make him faster,
stronger, or even smarter. It would only make him greener--and make him look
just like all the other Wemmicks! Why would he want that when he knows Eli made
each of them different for a reason?
But when Punchinello stops visiting Eli regularly, a painted nose somehow doesn't
seem as foolish anymore. Now more than ever, Punchinello needs to hear his maker
say, "I'll always help you be who I made you to be."
Just like Punchinello, we all want to fit in. To be accepted by the crowd.
But at times that may mean we either have to look and act like others--or risk
Punchinello's hard-earned lesson shows us how important it is to be who we
were created to be, and why that matters. So let this wonderful tale help you
remember two things: that you were made unique for a reason, and that there
is one who will always help you be you--wonderfully you.