cover image Rain, Rain, Rain Forest

Rain, Rain, Rain Forest

Brenda Z. Guiberson. Henry Holt & Company, $17.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8050-6582-4

Jenkins's collages also shine in Rain, Rain, Rain Forest by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by Steve Jenkins, particularly the thin, nearly transparent strips of paper used to intimate rain. The attractive volume transports readers into the steamy, humid depths of a habitat where ticks and moths live in the fur of a sloth and azteca ants and aphids work in tandem, devouring tree trunks for nourishment. A scientist arrives late in the account, seeking undiscovered creatures and curatives. (May)