Smooth rhymes talk about the raindrops falling all around, focusing on various animals and ending with a rainbow. "A flowing creek fills up with rain./Rain seeps down into the drain." shows a cheerful yellow duck, two chipmunks, and an orange bird parading over a slowing filling creek while the opposite page shows three smiling cats watching the rain pour down into a storm drain.
The illustrations are large spot illustrations set against a white background and picture a cast of colorful and happy animals. Even the dog and cat, obviously a little nervous about the thunder, are curled up cozily together. The animals are cartoonish but easily identifiable.
The book is a large square about 8x8 and although the text is an odd, thin font, it would still make quite a decent read-aloud.
Verdict: A great choice for a rain-themed baby or toddler storytime or for reading on a rainy day. Picture Window books are only available in library binding, so this board book is an excellent and affordable alternative. Recommended.
ISBN: 9781479560424; Published 2015 by Picture Window; Borrowed from another library in my consortium