In poems, our earth's wonders/ Are windowed through/ Words""--many of them with the irreducible simplicity and spontaneity of a child's vision. These poems have been written by children of the English-speaking world and collected via UNESCO by the editor who has not tampered with them. The poems deal not only with the external world, nature and animals and people, but also on occasion with feelings and ideas. The very youngest contributor is a four year old New Zealander (New Zealand and Australia have a high incidence of youthful talent) with ""The rain screws up its face/ and falls to bits. Then it makes itself again. Only the rain can make itself again."" There are some 200 poems here, and they have more than a precocity/curiosity appeal.