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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'sA 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. ...

Title : I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
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ISBN : 9780152024888
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! Reviews

  • Sadia Mansoor
    2019-02-03 19:30

    Art is love.. Art is inspiration. Who doesn't like colors & paints! :) This lil kid is no more different when it comes to creating Art in anyway he likes. He has fun with paints in his own way.. He just colors everything. :P :O We all know that its wrong to treat paints like that but hey... he's just a child behaving like a child :) The book is here >>

  • Rossy
    2019-02-20 12:40

    I don't think it's appropriate or funny that this little kid vandalizes his own house! Poor mother! -_-

  • midnightfaerie
    2019-01-26 16:33

    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 5 yr old enjoyed the story and the types of paintings he did, like when he painted the line of ants marching up his arm and into the mouth of the creature he'd made his hand into. I myself really enjoyed the paintings. Made me want to get out my watercolors. Overall a great addition to any library.

  • Chuck Knudsen
    2019-02-15 19:38

    Beautiful book, cute story. Only loses a star for getting that damn song stuck in my head.

  • Claudia
    2019-01-24 19:17

    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, lots to look at, and plenty of participation. The only drawback is that the relatively small size will make it difficult for children in medium- and large-sized groups to fully appreciate the illustrations. A fine book both for preschool storytelling and for family reading.(SLJ) Starred review. “With rhymes that invite audience participation and scenes that draw the eye, this is a strong storytime choice.”(Kirkus) “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.”

  • Krista
    2019-01-29 13:29

    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 pictures are very vivid and the text minimal, so I would define it as a picture book.

  • Erika
    2019-02-06 20:21

    I read this for Toddler Storytime yesterday, and it was a lot of fun! The artwork is awesome, with lots of fun colors on every page! And it is a very rhythmic book, that you can sing along to. The kids had a great time guessing which body part would get painted next. Only one (slightly) negative moment: I had one parent say loudly "Ain't is NOT a word" right in the beginning of the story. I should have thought about how I could have responded to that when I first read the picture book several weeks ago (I read all of the storytime books before I actually read them to kids!!! That is so important! So, yeah, my actual "read" date for Goodreads is wrong.) After storytime, we did mess-free painting! I put cardstock inside of a ziploc bag, and squirted painted into each bag before zipping it up and letting the kids finger paint without getting anything on them. (link to mess free painting:

  • Dolly
    2019-02-13 17:39

    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 times from the library - our youngest loves that she can read it herself and she reads/sings it over and over.

  • ChayAbbyCaydenAsher
    2019-01-29 13:41

    This book makes me happy. She is such a funny girl. I want to paint my body too.

  • Natalie
    2019-02-02 17:37

    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!

  • Kristen Dutkiewicz
    2019-01-22 16:32

    Vibrant colors in the illustrations and great use of rhyming words. Children always enjoy participating in finishing the sentences! Silly story, but perfect for silly little ones.

  • Allison
    2019-02-09 17:39

    Would work great in a baby or toddler storytime. Sing and point or touch the named body parts. So much fun.

  • Brittany
    2019-02-19 19:39

    Five stars! LOVE IT! Reading this book aloud was so fun. The end just makes me laugh so much. It reminds me of something my daughter would do with paint supplies.

  • (NS) Dana
    2019-02-01 18:26

    *Non-print text: Listened to book on CDA 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 on CD because the way it was read allowed time for the audience to make a rhyming predication and be excited to turn the page. The text in the book is extremely catchy making the reader/listener want more. The illustrations in the book are fantastic. They are filled with bright colors which will guarantee an engaged audience. I would us this book for young students to work on Rhyming, but would also pick it up to give my students and I a smile!

  • Connie
    2019-01-30 14:38

    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 "But I'm such a nut, I'm gonna paint my...." before his mother walks in with a timely "WHAT?!?" to end the fun again), and, of course, this whole book is about a child misbehaving willfully (he climbed onto several boxes to retrieve his paint from the closet, after his mother told him to stop at the start of the book). But it's such fun that I think so long as you're clear that This Is Not Cool In Real Life that your children won't misunderstand and start misbehaving in your own home.

  • Zoraya Brown
    2019-02-03 19:17

    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 faint at the end. We discussed it and explored a couple of perceptions. Because it occurred to me when I read it, I would definitely challenge my children with the same question. We would also definitely use this story to talk about where paint, crayons and other drawing and writing materials shod be used!

  • Amy
    2019-02-06 20:40

    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.I'm pretty sure most children would like this book. Sadly, the children in my life just really kind of didn't.

  • Roy
    2019-02-06 17:38

    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 Cohen
    2019-01-22 12:14

    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.

  • Sarah Kasper
    2019-02-11 13:33

    "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.

  • Annette Taylor-james
    2019-02-01 19:41

    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.

  • Keyann Griffin
    2019-02-12 19:19

    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.

  • Kelly Thevenot
    2019-02-17 20:30

    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.

  • Jussay
    2019-02-06 16:26

    Wonderful rhyming story that my 12 year-old read over and over. Not quite as popular as Skippyjon Jones, but close.

  • Ama
    2019-01-26 15:20

    One of my favorites for storytime!

  • Michelle Lawrence
    2019-01-29 13:15

    A long-time favorite of my 2 year old son.

  • Lex
    2019-02-20 18:40

    This little story reminded me of myself and how carefree and mischievous I used to be when it came to painting. The illustrations are great as well. Very colorful and gorgeous.

  • Kelly
    2019-02-07 13:22

    Great sing song book. Love to read this aloud during story time.

  • CassieTrapp
    2019-02-05 19:19

    Great pictures, funny story! Worked well with lower el.

  • Kim
    2019-01-21 13:41

    Love this children's book!! Pictures are by my favorite illustrator, David Catrow. You must sing instead of read.