I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
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A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the ceiling, then HIMSELF! Before this feisty artist is through, he'll have painted his head, back, hands, legs, feet, and . . . Oh no--here comes Mama!

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published January 28th 2005)
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midnightfaerie
Here's another book I picked up at a library sale for .50 cents and it was so worth it. I've read it several times and both my 5 yr old and twin 3 yr olds love it. Not enough words for a level 1 reading book, it's a book more suited to a family reading. The bright colorful pictures of the boy painting himself and the walls of his room fascinated my 3 yr olds, because they knew he was being very naughty. But it looked like so much fun! (You could just see this in their eyes as they listened!) My...more
Claudia
CIP: In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a little white boy glories in covering himself with paint, one body part at a time.

Review: Good solid rhythm in the storytelling, combined with rhymes that allow listeners to guess which body part the little boy will paint next. The ink line drawings – of the boy, his comical dog, and his mother – on a white background make a great contrasting space for the glorious paint colors … some splashed and scribbled, some wonderfully decorative. Lots of humor,...more
Dolly
Mar 25, 2011 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Fun, colorful illustrations and a catchy tune combine to make a fun story to read aloud. The only concern anyone could have is over the bad grammar, although that's part of the song, and I suppose, part of the charm. The illustrations are wonderful and full of crazy colors and designs! Our girls loved this book and our youngest insisted on singing the refrain each time in her loudest voice. Fun and silly - we really enjoyed reading this book aloud together. We've borrowed this book a couple of t...more
Natalie
This is hilarious. My dad always sang, "It ain't gonna rain no more" to me as a kid. I can't wait for next storytime!
ChayAbbyCaydenAsher
Feb 23, 2008 ChayAbbyCaydenAsher rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Hailey
Recommended to ChayAbbyCaydenAsher by: Mommy
Shelves: own
This book makes me happy. She is such a funny girl. I want to paint my body too.
Connie
We start with a bouncy rhythm, as the kid describes how his paints got taken away.

Then he gleefully (to the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More", of course) sneaks to the closet starts painting his whole body (and, incidentally, the rest of the pristine white house!)

I love the color, and I love the rhythm. Seriously, I'm reading this every day to my two nieces, age 5 and 3. They can't get enough of it!

I will note that there is a scene where the kid almost paints his (now naked) butt (singing "B...more
(NS) Dana
*Non-print text: Listened to book on CD

A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the ceiling, then HIMSELF! Before this feisty artist is through, he'll have painted his head, back, hands, legs, feet, and . . . Oh no--here comes Mama!

This book will become a favorite in your classroom for you and your students! I loved listening to it...more
Krista
I love this book for small children. I have read this to kindergarten and they get the simple rhythm of the speech and are able to fill in the rhymes when you pause. The words are so memorable they can remember and retell it to buddies. This would be a wonderful book to use in early instruction at the beginning of K when students are working on phonemic awareness and hearing word parts.

Basically it is about a very naughty boy creating a big mess as he paints himself all over the place. The pictu...more
Amy
This was a cute book, full of bright colors, and an independent kid who just can't control his artistic impulses. So this story should have worked really well for us, but, well, it didn't.

My niece laughed at this book, but not nearly to the degree that I thought she would, and honestly, I think this book freaked my nephew out a little bit. I'm not sure if that's because the colors were so "in your face," or if it was because he can't stand being messy, so this book was like his worst nightmare....more
Annette Taylor-james
This book is perfect for little ones' who are exploring painting after reading this book to them they will be introduced to what to paint and where not to paint. It will encourage them to paint it is quite colorful.
Marilyn
This little boy is a master painter. He loves colours, creating and freeing himself to be a frenzied conductor of the Painting Rhapsody of Embellishment. He twists and turns, swipes and brushes like one lost in the beauty of his vibrant creation. He magically transforms the walls, the ceilings and finally his magnum opus?....HIMSELF! He dabs and strokes and dribbles, oozing psychedelic blobs on his head, back, hands, legs and feet...why even his dog gets a colourful, sticky makeover. Then in com...more
Roy
I'm not sure who gets more of a kick out of Karen Beaumont's books, me or my 3-year old daughter. I'll give nod to her in a close race. This wonderful book appeals to her stubborn singled mindedness of purpose regardless of what behavior is being asked of her, and her fondness for rhyme, music, anticipation, and color.
Margaux
This very rhythmic story tells of a young boy and his need to paint. His Mama tells him Ya ain't a-gonna paint no more!? after finding him one too many times absolutely covered in colorful designs, but he lets the reader in on a little secret: "I ain't gonna paint no more. That's what I say...but there ain't no way that I ain't gonna paint no more" he says as he climbs to the top shelf of the closet to retrieve his contraband paints. The boy's imaginative designs contrast beautifully with the mu...more
Heidi
LOVE this book. The illustrations are amazing!
Cheryl in CC NV
Hmm. Interesting how much I liked this despite my fear of messes and improper language. So glad this child of ambiguous gender doesn't live with me. 'Course, after the first time I'd set up a room or portion of the yard, or even dry bathtub, for the child.
Kelly Thevenot
This is a great book for Kindergarten children. Its about a boy who is told not to paint things, so he paints himself. I would read this during down time in my classroom. I would not incorporate it into a lesson, it's just a fun book to read.
Sarah Kasper
"I Ain't Gonna Paint No More" is a great book for early readers. They will love to guess what part of the body the character is going to paint next. I would use this book with Pre-K students to help them learn the parts of their bodies.
Shainna
This is one book I love reading over and over to the kids. It's fun to read/sing and the kids really enjoy listening, especially if you use different voices for the mom and the kid.

The illustrations are a riot. The kid pouting in the bathtub and gleefully holding his paints never fails to make me grin. The kids always find something in the color splashed pages they have to point out and giggle over.

None of the kids have figured out the connection between "I'm such a nut, gonna paint my -" and th...more
Kim
Love this children's book!! Pictures are by my favorite illustrator, David Catrow. You must sing instead of read.
Jussay
Wonderful rhyming story that my 12 year-old read over and over. Not quite as popular as Skippyjon Jones, but close.
Kelly
Great sing song book. Love to read this aloud during story time.
Sara Jones
I love everything about this book.
Carolyn Hart
I grew up in the 60′s and 70′s and I remember, with great fondness, listening to my dad play the piano. It was one of his favorite leisure activities and we’d often sing along. One of the tunes he played was It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More.

I suppose my nostalgia is part of my joy in discovering I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More, written by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by David Catrow. Without hesitation, it makes my Top Ten list for preschool-aged children. It might even make my Top Five list.

With delig...more
Zequoia Hyche
This is a wonderful book. From the cover alone, I already knew that this would be a silly book and yet, a book of my interest. I love books that are silly and fun to read. Karen Beaumont did a wonderful job with rhyme scheming. She would mention a specific word and trail off to the next page with a rhyming word. It was almost as if she allowed the reader to predict which body part would come next, which I enjoyed. Fun book and also a great way to help kids learn about different parts of their bo...more
Mylinh
I really like this charming book about a budding (and prolific!) painter. The cadence and rhyming will help children work on their language skills, but the bad grammar might deter some parents away from the book. I think with a discussion on proper use of grammar (or not) this is a great read-aloud book for children to listen and read themselves.

ALA Notable Children’s Book
Alabama Children’s Choice Book Award [Alabama]
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
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Laura Mincey
This book really made me laugh out loud! This is a great book to teach kids words that rhyme--its easy for children to predict the rhyming word that's coming up on the next page, because it's always a body part that the protagonist decides to paint next. In this hysterical story, the main character has been commanded by her mother not to paint anymore because the house is getting to be an absolute mess with all of the paint. So, the main character says over and and over "I ain't gonna paint no m...more
Jennifer Radtke
Summary: In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.

My girls love this book and ask to have it read almost every night. The story is about the typical small child who gets into mischief at every turn of the book. Mom catches him painting the walls and puts him in the bath to wash while she hides his remaining paints. As all us moms know, a determined child will find a way, anyway, to get what he wants. Instead of painting the wa...more
Crystal
Children’s Literature
Crystal Rodriguez

Title: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More Realistic Fiction Primary
Author: Karen Beaumont
Illustrator: David Catrow
Place of Publication: New York, NY
Date: 2005 Pages: 30

I love this book! I enjoy reading this to my preschool class as they can finish the sentence before I turn the page. This realistic fiction book shows a very realistic situation of a child who decides to have some self-expression, painting his head, neck, chest, hand, arm, and more! You see the dog...more
Brittany
The story is about a little boy who loves to paint. He paints nearly everything. The walls and the ceiling and the floor. When he gets put in the bathtub and his paints get hidden, he find them and paints himself. He keeps telling himelf that he ain't gonna paint no more. However, he can't resisit to paint more and more. He goes through his body and paints everything. For example, he uses red to paint his head. It is a very fun, colorful, and attention grabbing book.

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Amy Musser
One day a boy gets caught painting the walls, ceiling and floor. His mother drops him in the bath tub and tells him, “Ya ain’t a-gonna paint no more!” She hides the paints, but the little boy finds them and this time he paints himself! Starting with a glob of red on his head all the way to completing his feet the little boy paints with colorful abandon. Until his mother walks in the room and drops him back in the bath tub, “Y’all don’t faint… ‘cause there ain’t no paint! So I ain’t gonna paint n...more
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