cover image One Rainy Day

One Rainy Day

Valeri Gorbachev. Philomel Books, $15.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-399-23628-0

Valeri Gorbachev reassembles the winsome cast of Where Is the Apple Pie? in One Rainy Day, a romp of a counting book. ""Why didn't you hide under a tree?"" Goat asks when Pig, sopping wet, turns up on his porch. ""I did,"" Pig replies, then launches into a list of the unlikely creatures who took shelter with him, from a mouse and two hedgehogs to a trio of water buffaloes, etc. (May)