Seventeen brief poems by such familiar writers as Dorothy Aldis, Rachel Field, and Harry Behn, each presented on a delicate double-spread watercolor depicting young children enjoying the wet weather. The poems occasionally include a glint of humor (""I fell into a river once/ But this is even better""--Marchette Chute); mostly, their forte is simple but deftly evocative words (""How brave a ladybug must be!/ Each drop of rain is big as she./ Can you imagine what you'd do/ if raindrops fell as big as you?""--Aileen Fisher). Kandoian's beautifully understated an is as lyrical as the language. Index.