" Nature s Miracles " titles encourage children to explore the natural world for themselves by observing nature s activities. The books also encourage kids to take part in activities of their own that promote a sense of responsibility toward the Earth s plants, animals, and natural resources. Each book presents a cheerfully illustrated story about children who explore nature s wonders. Notes for parents and teachers that follow each story suggest activities, further reading, and Web sites related to the book s theme. Color illustrations on every page. When this story s children grow curious about falling rain, their teacher explains how rain flows into drains and streams, and finally into the sea. Then the sun heats the water and some of it rises into the atmosphere, where once again it falls as rain or snow."