“Rain” is a visually appealing book. The photographs beautifully illustrate the text. Erin Edison describes the water cycle in simple sentences for young readers. The vocabulary includes specific terms related to the water cycle – evaporation, condensation, precipitation – with which young readers may need support. The book goes on to explain floods and droughts. Information is complete and supports national science standards for earth sciences at a level beginning readers can understand. Also included are a glossary, index, a Facthound internet site, and books for further reading. The listed books are written for young readers as well. This is a good resource for this nonfiction topic.