Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
Written by Karen Beaumont
Illustrated by David Catrow

"One Day my mama caught me paintin' pictures on the floor
and the ceiling
and the walls
and the curtains
and the door,
and I heard my mama holler
like I never did before..."

If you have ever been around a toddler in large amounts this will surely sound a little too familiar to you, as it does to me! Most toddlers do afterall have great abilities as artists, and most toddlers have indeed made their mama holler! The text for this book is done in rhyme with built in pauses for your little one to guess just which part of his body the character will paint next. Those proficient, learning to rhyme, or even just those who hope to rhyme will surely enjoy filling in the blanks. All of my kids do. This book is sure to make you laugh --especially near the end where there is nearly nothing left to paint, but plenty to giggle about!


thecapedhappyender said...

I find I like a lot of books illustrated by David Catrow. I am interested in this one. It sounds like a book all children will love, it sounds funny. I am going to look for it right away. Did it inspire your children to pain themselves? I suppose that is something that comes naturally.

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More,

Lindsay said...

It's true, we have had one incidence or two inspired by this book. Perhaps I should have included that warning!