I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

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ISBN-13: 9780152024888
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 76,946
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About 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. 14 reviews.
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.  
relientkatie on LibraryThing 29 days ago
After finding that her son has painted the living room walls and floor and ceiling, a frustrated mother hides the art supplies on the top shelf of the closet. The young artist sneaks them out when his mother isn't looking, and although he promises that he'll stop after painting his head, he ends up looking like a walking, talking mural! Based on the folk song "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," this is one of the funniest picture books I've ever read. The illustrations add so much to the story - just look at the pictures of the dog and you'll see what I mean. I also liked that the last word of every rhyme is on the next page, allowing kids to guess what the next word is going to be. I'd recommend this book for pre-schoolers up to first grade.
Leshauck on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Grades 1-3. Kids get messy and they don't like to listen. This book is a perfect example of that as kids continue to exploit their interest in colors and art.
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!  
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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.