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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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Rossy
Jan 14, 2015 Rossy rated it did not like it
Shelves: children-s, one-star
I don't think it's appropriate or funny that this little kid vandalizes his own house! Poor mother! -_-
midnightfaerie
Aug 02, 2013 midnightfaerie rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
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
May 20, 2008 Claudia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
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,
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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
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Dolly
Mar 25, 2011 Dolly rated it really liked it
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
Zoraya Brown
I liked this book, however, if I read it in my classroom, I would ensure that the children knew that this is not always the most proper way to speak. With kindergarteners, we could go into a conversation about speaking differently depending on who we are talking to and where we are. I would use it for rhyming also, as I found myself trying to guess what the rhymes would be while reading. I also posed the question to my classmates of what they thought the character meant by telling us not to fain ...more
Natalie
Nov 12, 2008 Natalie rated it it was amazing
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 it was amazing
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
Apr 01, 2009 Connie rated it it was amazing
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
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(NS) Dana
Oct 20, 2009 (NS) Dana rated it it was amazing
*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
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Keyann Griffin
Jul 08, 2015 Keyann Griffin rated it really liked it
This book is good for color recognition, as well as prediction.I would use this book to teach children which colors mix together to get another color. I would also ask children what body part they think may be painted next in the story. This book can also be used to teach body parts.
Amy
Sep 19, 2011 Amy rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens, reviewed
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.
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Chuck Knudsen
Jun 11, 2015 Chuck Knudsen rated it really liked it
Beautiful book, cute story. Only loses a star for getting that damn song stuck in my head.
Annette Taylor-james
Jul 15, 2014 Annette Taylor-james rated it it was amazing
Shelves: colorful
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.
Jessica Riben
Title: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
Author: Karen Beaumont
Illustrator: David Catrow
Genre: Repetitive structure
Theme(s): Repetition, Rhyming, Family, Music
Opening line/sentence:
• One day my mama caught me paintin’ pictures on the floor
and the ceiling
and the walls
and the curtains
and the door,
and I heard my mama holler like I never did before…
“YA AIN”T A-GONNA PAINT NO MORE!”
Brief Book Summary: (2-3 sentences in your own words)
• Mama is very upset that the little boy is painting all over the house
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Chelsey
Dec 05, 2015 Chelsey rated it really liked it
This book is one that will definitely make the reader giggle, as the story line is hilarious. It is about a little boy who loves to paint, but is extremely messy when doing so. His mother eventually takes away all his paint from him, but the little boy secretly goes and steals it back. Eventually, the little boy starts painting his entire body, using all sorts of colors. The illustrations in this story are extremely vibrant, using colors such as red, yellow, orange and bright blue to demonstrate ...more
Maureen
Jul 26, 2015 Maureen rated it really liked it
As a parent, upon first viewing, I was a bit worried that my child might try to paint the walls, doors, ceiling, and everything else like the character in the book. The use of the word "ain't" also bothered me a bit since it is not grammatically correct and teaches young children to speak incorrectly. However, as I re-read the book the explosions of color and the fun rhymes left me loving this book. It just flowed so well and was fun to read. I love how the illustrator uses black ink on a white ...more
Nikki
Summary- This story is about a little boy who's mom caught him painting the whole inside of the house. His punishment is having to take a bath and "ya aint a-gonna paint no more no more" as the mom said (this is the repeated saying through the book and the start of the chain of rhyming. The boy then finds his paints and starts to paint his body starting with his head, neck, chest, arm, hand, back, legs, feet,ending with "but i'm such a nut i'm going to paint my"... Then his mom walks in and find ...more
Anna Baize
Mar 08, 2015 Anna Baize rated it really liked it
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! tells a humorous story of a little boy who gets in trouble for painting on the walls and all over the house. He continuously states that he ain''t gonna paint no more, but then continually makes up silly reasons that he has to paint all over his body, his arms, feet, back, legs, etc. But when he finally runs out of paint and has to take a bath he finally decides that he really is not going to paint any more.

The text in this book is very simple and repetitive. There i
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Samara Winter
Feb 01, 2015 Samara Winter rated it really liked it
In “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More” the moon character is obsessed with painting any and everything. The story starts off with a little child getting caught painting on every inch oft he house by their mom. The mother puts the hold in the bathtub. She is so angry she hides all of the painting supplies in the closet way up top. The child watches from the top of the stairs say “I ain’t gonna paint no more, no more”. So they claim, the child climbs up to the top of the closet and retrieves the paint s ...more
Caitlyn LeBeau
Jan 31, 2015 Caitlyn LeBeau rated it really liked it
"I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!" written by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by David Catrow was a very colorful and spontaneous book. It was about the main character (never made clear if male or female) who got caught painting everything in the house. Her mom told her she can't paint no more and put the paints at the top of the closet. The daughter climbs up and gets the paint and begins to paint her whole body random colors and designs. After each body part she paints, she says she's not going to ...more
Kayla Davis
A small toddler loves to paint, but when he paints all over the furniture and walls his mother declares that he is banned from painting. The little boy agrees, but when his mother is away he decides he will “retire” after only painting one more thing – his head. But, one thing turns into another and soon he has painted almost his entire body as well as dripped paint everywhere. He is just about to finish the paint job when his mother returns. I absolutely loved this book! It was such a fun read ...more
Kylee Shaffer
Dec 02, 2015 Kylee Shaffer rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This book is one that will definitely make the reader giggle, as the story line is hilarious. It is about a little boy who loves to paint, but is extremely messy when doing so. His mother eventually takes away all his paint from him, but the little boy secretly goes and steals it back. Eventually, the little boy starts painting his entire body, using all sorts of colors. The illustrations in this story are extremely vibrant, using colors such as red, yellow, orange and bright blue to demonstrate ...more
Gabrielle.Norton
Dec 01, 2015 Gabrielle.Norton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book is one I created a lesson on for our class and I fell in love with the book just by looking at the cover. This book is about a child who loves to paint and be creative, but as we know when painting many kids create a big mess and he did just that. Throughout the story the mother does not want him to paint and she tries to take his things away but before she does so he decides to paint his body. This story is heartwarming and fun and can relate to many families who have young kids that ...more
Jessica Cohen
Nov 10, 2015 Jessica Cohen rated it it was amazing
Even though this book isn't physically a "Big book." One can use this book as a shared reading activity in a classroom. With rhythm, rhymes, and picture clues, "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!" makes it fun for the children to make predictions as to which body part the character will paint next.
Marilyn
Aug 04, 2014 Marilyn rated it it was amazing
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
Annie
Mar 05, 2015 Annie rated it it was amazing
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! is a fun, silly book with bright colors. It's ideal for a young audience, 3-5 mostly. It's quick to read and ideal to be read aloud.

The story is about a young boy who is told by his mother he cannot paint anymore. He then goes and secretly pulls out the paints, coloring his black and white world enthusiastically. The book covers body vocabulary-hand, foot, arm, leg, head, chest, etc. He paints each one gleefully all the while declaring he's not going to paint any l
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Roy
Jan 19, 2010 Roy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-children
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.
Jessica
Apr 27, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: edrd, 2nd-grade
I enjoyed this book for its word play and illustrations. Kids would enjoy this book because it rhymes so it is fun to listen too. It is also fun because there is a repeating phrase that students can read along to. Reading this book to kids I saw how much they like to jump in on the repeating lines and sing it with me. It keeps the kids involved and entertained. I also like the illustrations in this book and the use of color. The book starts out very colorful and then goes to black and white. Slo ...more
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
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