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Karen Beaumont's zippy text and David Catrow's zany illustrations turn an infamous ...
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.
In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.
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
Posted April 24, 2015
Posted August 4, 2014
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!
Posted July 28, 2014
"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.
Posted October 22, 2012
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 7, 2012
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 5, 2010
Posted April 20, 2009
Posted January 22, 2009
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 17, 2008
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!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 28, 2008
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 23, 2008
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 4, 2013
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