I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (board book)

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (board book)

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An energetic child attempts to paint everything—the walls, the ceiling, even himself—before mama finds out in this board book edition of this New York Times best-selling title!
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780358004158
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 46,491
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

About the Author

Karen Beaumont is known for her lively and celebratory picture books, including I Like Myself! and I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!, both illustrated by David Catrow. She lives in Northern California. Visit her at karenbeaumont.com.

David Catrow is the illustrator of more than seventy books for children. He lives in Ohio. Visit him at catrow.com.

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I Ain't Gonna Paint No More 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 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.  
esproull on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has a catchy rhyme and creative pictures that compliment the words well. It is about a kid whose mother caught him painting the floor, ceilings, and wall one day. She told him that he "aint gonna paint no more." But the kid really loved to paint and simply could not stop. He ends up painting his entire body until there is no paint left.
Meerkat4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I honestly couldn't stop smiling when I read this book because it reminded me of one of my cousins I grew up with. He was exactly like the kid in the story. I really shows a young reader that you can have fun, but there has to be boundaries (at least that's what I got out of it, perhaps a child wouldn't). The art work was admirable, and I loved how the art followed the storyline in that it progressively got more and more colorful as the story (and painting) progressed. I would recommend this fun story to any young reader, or to any parent looking to take up some time in the day with stories.
laurakurtz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a joyous book celebrating mischief and creativity! the protagonist gets in trouble for making a huge mess with paint, and says (in a song-like verse throughout the book) that he will not paint anymore, But he cant resist painting his body bit by bit, and so ends up in the bath at the end.
stcborromeo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A creative and silly twist to a childs self expression
VHLWYATT on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A rhyming book which incorporates a familiar song.
Zohrehtheexplorer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When mother catches her son painting pictures everywhere: on the floor, on the wall, and on the door, she tells him ¿Ya ain¿t a-gonna paint no more!¿ He finds his painting supplies and cannot refuse his desire and starts to paint his head, neck and rhyme moves from neck down to toes as he paints all his body. The illustrations are very cleverly designed showing elegant pictures on different wild patterns on different parts of the body. Because of the nice rhyming of the story, it is a good book for story time and interaction of the children.
ReneePesheck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a hilarious book about a young child who gets caught on the first page having painted an entire room. He proceeds to sing about how he "aint gonna paint no more" and goes about rhyming the song to paint each part of his body. There is a great conclusion with him saying "I'm such a nut, I'm going paint my..." And mom says "What?!?" Awesome book. Discovered from Juliet.
jdieder104 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good fun book about a child whom paints the entire house. Mom takes away paints. Only for child to paint again.
caterpillarqueenie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Seriously one of the best childrens books ever:) really good for little kids:)i love this book
sunnyburke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is truly a delightful book! I took an art class by Annie Painter and she highly recommended this book so I bought it when I saw it at Powells! It is not only a fun book to read but it also can teach rhythm because the book is told just like the old song, "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More". The illustrations are just adorable and they bgo along so well with the storyline. I love how the little girl wants to paint everything she sees, including herself. The only thing that finally stops her is the fact that she runs out of paint! This is a great book to teach how fun art can be and how everyone can find their inner artist
arielaver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The is the story of a little kid who paints everything he shouldn't and then begins to paint himself. The rhymes are easy to hear and quiet funny, and the colors are beautiful! This would be a great book to read on a sunny day outside with plenty of available face paint.
michelleramos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story about a little boy that is told not to paint anymore, but he just can't help himself. He starts by painting his head and it only makes sense to continue until his entire body is covered. It is written with a wonderful flow that pulls you through the book.
renee.sutter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a very fun book with awesome illustrations. In the beginning the little boy gets his paint taken away because he was making a mess but of course he manages to get them down from his moms hiding spot and goes on a painting rampage. My favorite part was ~ "I ain't gonna paint no more, no more, I an't gonna paint no more." "But I'm such a nut, gonna paint my-- WHAT?! Y'all don't faint... 'cause there ain't no paint! So I ain't gonna paint no more!". This would be a fun book to read to elementary children at any age. I love how the picture go from back and white to filled with color as the little boy paints himself along with everything in the house.
jodyjlittle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This wonderfully illustrated sing-song book tells the story of a little child who loves to paint. When her mother tells her that she can no longer paint, the child decides to paint just a wee bit more....beginning with her head and then her neck and her chest and so on until her whole body is almost completely covered.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
relientkatie on LibraryThing More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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.