the tear thief
by Carol Ann Duffy
ill. Nicoletta Ceccoli
Cambridge, MA : Barefoot Books, c2007
The Tear Thief tiptoes through the neighborhood every evening collecting children's tears. She has a beautiful silver sack to hold them. Nobody can see her unless they see her reflection in a puddle. As she gathers these tears her magic works upon the children and they no longer need to cry. The most valuable tears are those made out of pure sadness. What does she do with all of these tears every night?
This is a sweet story perfect for bedtime. Ceccoli's ethereal illustrations are gorgeous and perfect for this twilight visitor.