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“Publishers Weekly” The book is a triumph of storytelling and art. “New York Times Book Review” Told in the familiar Seeger style, with brief musical phrases of. Abiyoyo has ratings and reviews. Ronyell said: I actually first heard about this book when I watched an episode on “Reading Rainbow” that discu. Abiyoyo got kind of a raw deal in the original book, which was very loosely based on a South African lullabye. He wasn’t really evil, just hungry and not very.

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Tameka Jones rated it it was amazing Nov 27, Here is how I get my students talking. Published November 1st by Aladdin first published Then, they planned to exile him again, and this was only prevented by an accident. This story is about a young boy and his father who get banished out of a town for playing the ukulele and magic tricks on people. The boy who helped his father make Abiyoyo disappear grew older and became a father, too.

The townspeople gather and plan to build a dam bok control the flooding and save the spring rains for the summer crops, but construction halts when the townsfolk unearth an enormous boulder. I also liked how this book included a little song.


The child started playing his ukelele and Abiyoyo started to dance.

Instill the love of reading and the environment by sharing these books and ideas about Earth Day with your students. As someone else commented, I think this book is a great example of authors writing a book about a different culture from themselves and still doing a great job. Nov 14, Karla Paredes marked it as abiyojo.

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Book Extension Ideas: Abiyoyo | Scholastic

Bring your darn ukelele! Is Abiyoyo a folktale? This African-American folktale talks about a father and his son who the village people are sick about. They were once again welcomed to town.

Each story has a moral and students can learn other cultural values through telling these stories.

Abiyoyo: Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story [With CD]

Trivia About Abiyoyo Returns. How can the townspeople get rid of this menacing giant?

Jacqui Dean rated it really liked it Jan 08, When he gets tired, he falls asleep. He then shares that he is still hungry. Nov 19, Maggie Rappleyea rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, it is those habits that saves the day, making everyone in the town loving them and wanting them to come back. The people screamed but the father and the son thought of something.


The story was passed from generation to generation: Nov 20, Kristen Sawyer marked it as to-read Shelves: Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger. After that, the people in the town are accepting of the two. The problem was about a giant called Abiyoyo that the magician father told to his son about.

These wonderful features contained in this story is what makes this abiyoyoo WOW book for me. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Aug 26, Steve Holden rated it really liked it. Add to Cart Add to Cart.

Secondly, this folktale includes superpowers: Finally when Abiyoyo was on the ground, the magician father made him disappear. Paperback48 pages. This story is considered a folktale because it has all the elements of a folktale.

Abiyoyo | Book by Pete Seeger, Michael Hays | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

January 26, Book Extension Ideas: They get sent to live on the outside of town. But Abiyoyo is dangerous. Nov 21, Diego rated it it was amazing.