I Ain't Gonna Paint No More
This is one of my two youngest kid's favorite (ages 4 and 6) and I love it too. The book starts out with an adorable little child getting caught by his mama painting on the floor, ceiling, walls, curtains and the door. The mom hollers "You ain't gonna paint no more." On this page the mom is the only thing with no color, except red circles on her cheeks. Mom puts the child in the tub with the dog to clean the paint off of him. The next page is all black and white except for the paint, which mom is putting up on a high shelf in a closet, and the little child. It says I ain't gonna paint no more, no more. I ain't gonna paint no more. This is repeated throughout the book and can be sung. Then the child says there ain't no way he ain't gonna paint no more. From here it becomes a fun rhyme. The pages start the rhyme but leave off the last word until the next page, which gives your child the chance to guess. For example, the first of these pages says "So I take some red, and I paint my..." and of course the next page says head and shows him painting his head. After every body part, he says he ain't gonna paint no more BUT he finds some reason to keep painting. The pictures are very vibrant and creative. It ends when the mom catches the child with paint all over himself and again puts him in the bathtub. This book could be for younger children (under age 4, too) but I thought that from 4 and up would get the most out of it. It is an adorable story with great illustrations and the story is fun to read and to listen to.