I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
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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'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.

About Karen Beaumont

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KAREN BEAUMONT's flair for rhythm and rhyme was evident inI Like Myself!,her first book with David Catrow. She lives in Capitola, California.DAVID CATROWis a political cartoonist and the illustrator of many popular books for children, including the Book Sense 76 Top Ten selectionDon't Take Your Snake for a Strollby Karin Ireland. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.
Published April 1, 2005 by Harcourt Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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Sung (there’s no other way to read this story) to the tune of “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More,” the text leads its protagonist from initial misdeed to his mother’s injunction against painting to a clandestine orgy of self-decoration, body part by body part: “I take some red / and I paint my .

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Determinedly declaring "but there ain't no way that I ain't gonna paint no more," the youngster climbs onto a makeshift pyramid to reach his paints—the only splash of color in an otherwise black-and-white spread.

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What parent hasn't walked into the room to find their child covered in paint, or the walls colored on with permanent marker, or the dog being covered in glitter and glue?

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A young toddler paints pictures on the floor, walls, doors, and everything in sight, and when his mother sees what he has done, she plops him in the bathtub and hollers, “Ya ain’t a-gonna paint no more!” “…there ain’t no harm if I paint my…arm!” The young toddler tries not to paint and he affir...

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