This is a beautifully written book on rain that asks and answers a great many questions thoroughly and clearly so that young readers can understand very complex processes. The language is scientific, yet also written to engage children in the beauty and wonder of the world around them. The beginning of the book, in which the origin of rain is described, draws on children's curiosity and imagination, and leads them to value scientific inquiry. The breathtaking illustrations clearly enhance the story, the wonder, and the facts contained in the book. There is a glossary page and a page of fun facts.