Welcome to Wemmicksville. In this charming village of colorful shops and cobblestone streets live the little wooden people known as Wemmicks. All day, everyday, the whimsical Wemmicks go about town doing the same thing: they give each other stickers. Golden stars are awarded to the talented and clever, while the clumsy and less gifted receive nothing but gray dots. Punchinello is covered with the dreaded gray stickers. Try as he might, he just can't seem to earn even one golden star. But then he meets a most unusual Wemmick and discovers that things can be different. When he takes his new friend's advice and visits the extraordinary woodcarver something strange begins to happen to Punchinello--something that is sure to shake Wemmicksville to its foundations.