Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Tear Thief: A Book Review by Junie B.


MJ is the winner of this beautiful book.
MJ, please contact me with your shipping address.



Junie B. and I have fallen in love with a new children's book, The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy. With the holidays approaching, we know many of you are choosing presents for your little ones. So, we thought we should definitely recommend this one.!

First, I will let Junie B. (my seven year old daughter) give her review:

The Tear Thief is about an invisible girl who collects tears. She looks like a beautiful fairy, but she is all white. You can only see her in puddles, though. When the tear thief collects the tears, she puts all of them on the moon. I think when we see a half moon it is because the tear thief has not collected enough tears.

I think girls, like me, will enjoy this book. It is a little sad in the beginning, but in the end it is happy.


Needless to say, Junie B. gives this one a thumbs up!

As a mother and educator, I really appreciate this modern fairy tale. Not only are the soft, dream-like illustrations strikingly beautiful, but the writing is very peaceful and calming. I also love the inspiring message that sadness can be transformed into beauty. It is an absolutely perfect bed time story. This book is one that you will want to keep and share for years to come.

I would like to offer one lucky winner a copy of The Tear Thief. To enter: leave me a comment about with whom you would like to share this lovely fairy tale. For extra entries: link to the contest from your site, join my readers, and post my button on your blog.

13 comments:

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

What a wonderful book! It sounds like it'll be a great read. I like that there was a nice short review about it so i can visualise the story..

I'll love to win this for my little niece! Love all the stuff you have for giveaways..

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheers,
Melody
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Melody
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karen and co. said...

I like your daughter's description. Very cute. I only have one little boy, so I'd definitely be reading this with him.

MJ said...

I teach 5 year old kindergarten. This book would be shared with 20 precious darlings this year. ( Then passed to the other 5 kindergarten classrooms!) It would be shared as long I keep teaching - this is year 32!!!! Maybe I'll have grandkids by the time I hang up my teacher's hat. :)

Kristan said...

cute review! i'd share it with my twin girls...they are book lovers!
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Terra said...

This books sounds beautiful. I would love to share with both my little girls (8 and 3) thanks for the opportunity!
Terra

Bunny B said...

I'd love to share it with my niece! :)

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Brooke said...

This sounds really lovely! I'd give it to my middle daughter who would share it with the kids at her school.

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doryblue14 said...

I'd love to win this for my little cousin!

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jenny said...

if i'm not to late well i love to share this book with my little one she realy loves it when i read to her and well yes this does look like a neet book to read thanks