Who knew that basic weather facts could be so interesting? Another book in the series “Weather Close-Up” introduces readers to the wonders of precipitation. Colorful pictures immediately capture the early reader’s attention. Familiar as well as challenging vocabulary words grab and hold the attention of the emergent reader. Weather terms such as water cycle, meteorologist, solid, liquid, and water vapor are defined and or pictured. Throughout the book are “What do you think?” questions that engage the reader and check his comprehension of what was read. The kinds of precipitation: rain, snow, sleet, and hail, are clearly explained so that the reader knows what weather condition must exist for each to occur. An easy to assemble science experiment is included in the text; it shows how to make a rain gauge. This excellent and informational volume contains the essential text features of nonfictiona table of contents, captions, definition context clues as well as a glossary, and an index. This book can be used as a science research book, at a learning station, or as an interesting nonfiction book for emergent readers. Reviewer: Zella Cunningham; Ages 6 to 8.