I Ain’t Gonna Paint
Illustrator: David Catrow
A joyful celebration of one child’s creative spirit, this story gives new meaning to the fine art of self-expression.
One day my mama caught me
paintin’ pictures on the floor
and the ceiling
and the walls
and the curtains
and the door…
And…well, let’s just say Mama isn’t too happy about that! Nor the fact that after a bath, this aspiring young artist decides to turn his talents on HIMSELF!
So I take some red
and I paint my…HEAD!
The interactive format builds phonemic awareness as kids guess each subsequent body part, right up to the hilarious end. Guaranteed giggles every time! (Preschool–2nd grade)
“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.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
“I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! stands alone in its excellence. A necessity for any library collection and a great gift for each and every little one on your shopping list. This book is a storytime dream come true.”
—E.R. Bird, top 500 reviewer
“Here’s one that kids will beg for again and again and again.”
“Beaumont’s text is hilarious, and is perfectly complemented by Catrow’s wild, wacky illustrations. A particularly great read-aloud.”
Enjoy 3 1/2-year-old Colton “reading”
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!
Awards & Honors
New York Times Best Sellers List
2010 Georgia Children’s Picture Book Award
2009 Tennessee State Picture Book Award
2008 Arizona Library Association Picture Book Award
2008 South Dakota Library Association Picture Book Award
2007 Elementary California Collection
2007 Kentucky State Book Award
2006 American Library Association Notable Book Award
2006 New Hampshire Center for the Book —Picture Book Award
2006 Alabama Children’s Choice Award
2005 Top 10 Children’s Books —Book Sense
2005 Top 10 Children’s Books —Miami Herald
2005 Top 5 Children’s Books —Nick Jr. Family Magazine (voted Funniest Book of 2005, and Most Likely to Get Kids in Trouble) – Oops!
2005 Michigan Library Association Picture Book Award
2005 Missouri Library Association Picture Book Award
2005 Wilde Award for Best Rhythm and Rhyme
2005 Bright Horizons “Book of Excellence”
2005 New York Public Library recommended title