Rain Feet by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Rhonda Mitchell.
Orchard Books, Scholastic, 1994.
Board book, 10 pages.
A young boy dresses for and interacts with rain and puddles on his street in this simple and joyous spring board book.
When I was looking specifically for #ownvoices board books about black boys, this series kept coming up. I purchased this book because it was recommended as the first in the series, but taking a look at the author’s website, it appears that they can be read in any order (which is good, since this isn’t the first book).
This series is called the Joshua books, but in this particular book the protagonist isn’t named. In fact, much like Peter of The Snowy Day, he is alone exploring his wet urban world and wearing distinctive (in this case yellow) seasonal gear.