New York: Greenwillow Books, 1978. 1st Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher's burgundy cloth over charcoal paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver, upper board blindstamped, original illustrated dust jacket.
Advance review copy of this 1970s concept book for young readers, illustrated in solid blocks of bold color with slanting text representing rain falling over a rolling country landscape. Prolific African-American children's book illustrator Crews, a graduate of Cooper Union and a Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal-winner, was known for his innovative approach to concept books, utilizing sharp lines, geometric shapes and primary colors in an almost poster-like quality. Publisher's advance review slip laid in. Fine and scarce in unclipped dust jacket. Item #1344