I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

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by Karen Beaumont, David Catrow
     
 

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

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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!

Karen Beaumont's zippy text and David Catrow's zany illustrations turn an infamous childhood activity into raucous storytime fun, giving a silly twist to the fine art of self-expression.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Written to the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," this lighthearted frolic by the creators of I Like Myself! centers on an aspiring young artist who makes elaborate paintings on the ceilings and walls, until mama shouts, "Ya ain't a-gonna paint no more!" and stashes the boy's art supplies on the top shelf of a closet. Determinedly declaring "but there ain't no way that I ain't gonna paint no more," the youngster climbs onto a makeshift pyramid to reach his paints-the only splash of color in an otherwise black-and-white spread. The rollicking rhymed narrative and stylized ink-and-paint illustrations then reveal the narrator painting his body parts in a variety of wild patterns, while-with comic irony-he chants the refrain that comprises the book's title. In a child-tickling finale, the boy bellows, "But I'm such a nut,/ gonna paint my-/ what?!" drolly avoiding mentioning the body part that completes the rhyme. Given the plot's premise, Catrow's humorously hyperbolic art fittingly takes center stage here, growing increasingly flamboyant and electric as the boy embellishes more and more of his anatomy-and his playful pooch becomes equally well decorated. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-When Mama catches her son "paintin' pictures on the floor/and the ceiling/and the walls/and the curtains/and the door," she sticks him in the tub and declares, "Ya ain't a-gonna paint no more!" Fresh from his bath, the child rescues his hidden supplies and says, "So I take some red/and I paint my-/HEAD!" Subsequent rhymes move from neck down to feet as he adds gobs of color to different areas. Since the last word of each verse comes on the following page, readers get the satisfaction of completing the anticipated rhyme and seeing each newly painted body part with each page turn. Catrow splashes color all over, uses white space cleverly, and includes playful flourishes, such as a marching row of ants on the boy's arm and Easter egg designs on his leg. Elongated figures and exaggerated expressions match the silly tone of the story, and the concerned dog who observes the antics is particularly amusing. With rhymes that invite audience participation and scenes that draw the eye, this is a strong storytime choice. Based on the song "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," the rhythmic text can be read or sung with equal effectiveness. In a mischievous conclusion, when readers think that the boy has painted everything, he finishes with, "But I'm such a nut,/gonna paint my-/WHAT?!" Fortunately, he's out of supplies and winds up back in the bathtub.-Steven Engelfried, Beaverton City Library, OR Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A madcap painting romp finds a little boy covered head-to-toe in paint-and then he finds himself in the tub. Sung (there's no other way to read this story) to the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," the text leads its protagonist from initial misdeed to his mother's injunction against painting to a clandestine orgy of self-decoration, body part by body part: "I take some red / and I paint my . . . / HEAD! / Now I ain't gonna paint no more. / Aw, what the heck! / Gonna paint my . . . / NECK!"-and so on. One of Catrow's patented twisted kewpies, the paint-addicted tot is depicted against a pristine black-and-white (and just cleaned) house, the only color his striped pajamas and the paints-and his increasingly gloppy self. His dog looks on with bewilderment as not only his owner but his own body becomes a Technicolor masterpiece. The bounce of the song is echoed in an animated typography in which not one word is horizontally aligned. Here's one that kids will beg for again and again and again. (Picture book. 3-7)
From the Publisher

American Library Association Notable Book
 
"Catrow splashes color all over, uses white space cleverly, and includes playful flourishes, such as a marching row of ants on the boy's arm and Easter egg designs on his leg. Elongated figures and exaggerated expressions match the silly tone of the story, and the concerned dog who observes the antics is particularly amusing. With rhymes that invite audience participation and scenes that draw the eye, this is a strong storytime choice." - School Library Journal
 
"Given the plot's premise, Catrow's humorously hyperbolic art fittingly takes center stage here, growing increasingly flamboyant and electric as the boy embellishes more and more of his anatomy-and his playful pooch becomes equally well decorated." - Publisher's Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152024888
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
55,977
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Karen Beaumont is known for her lively and celebratory picture books, including I Like Myself! and the New York Times best-seller I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!, both illustrated by David Catrow, as well as No Sleep for the Sheep!, illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic, and Wild About Us!, illustrated by Janet Stevens. She lives in Northern California. For more information, visit www.karenbeaumont.com.

David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more than seventy books for children, including the New York Times bestseller I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! and I Like Myself!, both written by Karen Beaumont, Dozens of Cousins by Shutta Crum, Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen, and Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms. He lives in Ohio. Visit his website at www.catrow.com.

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I Ain't Gonna Paint No More 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so bright and colorful. The kids love the illustrations and it is so funny they just laugh out loud! One of our favorites. Librarian-Sharon
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
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 comes the great force that will terminate this aspiring painter's movements and tune....in walks MOM!!! This fun, witty book is written in rhyme and can be sung to the signature tune of ," It Ain't Gonna Rain No More".... if you dare.  It is perfect for a story time read. The humorous illustrations and text will have not only your child laughing out loud but asking for the story again and again.  May the art of self-expression never die!  
Kier1 More than 1 year ago
"I Ain't" is not really the language I want to encourage from my children. Also I don't really like the fact that the book is about painting  all over the house (the walls, ceilings ect.) This is not the thing I want to teach kids to do.  I got this book because I love "I like myself" by Karen Beaumont and hoped to love this one as much but it was a miss for me.  
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onlygranny More than 1 year ago
I always give my grands books for birthdays and holidays. My daughter suggested "I Ain"t....." for her5 year ols b'day. I also gave it to a grand who had broken her arm. They both absolutely love it! They walk Round the house chanting the words. That makes it perfect for a beginning reader.
shareleann More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old said it was "the best ever"! I think maybe I should have read it by myself before I read it to her - I really don't want her getting any ideas of painting everything in the house.LOL! The art work is great though, and she loved it!
it_is_me_again More than 1 year ago
just recored my 3 year old painting herself and saying, "I ain't gonna paint no more..." priceless. Love it.
Lili70 More than 1 year ago
A very fun book that you can re-read again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book while browsing through the children's section and as I read it I found myself smiling as I anticipated the next page. Grandmothers and kids are entertained by the pictures and the rhymes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not a teacher, nor a mother. I actually read this book at a friends house who has children. She told me to read it that I would appreciate it and she was right. After reading this book I feel in love with it. I had to buy one for myself. All I have to say about this, is it is such a wonderful and the most cutest book EVER!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My twin two year old boys love me reading this book to them before bed. They actually go to the book self and pull it out practically each night. What a treasure this book is not only for the child'ren', also for the adult who can really get in tune with the words and the song it sings as you read it. I love it, my boys Elias and Caleb love it and they love saying 'WHAT!' I'd love to find other's simular to this book for them as well. Thank you for writing and creating such a masterpiece.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After checking out this book and reading it to my students, I had to by a copy for myself. What if it got lost? The children chuckled as I read each page about a little tyke who has an independent streak in him and a lot of paint in his possession. This book lends itself to art, learning about colors, and reading comprehension. The illustrations are hilarious. This book definitely belongs in your child's library.