“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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Overall, I liked the fantasy idea of this book.

Abiyoyo Returns

I like this book for all elementary grades because it’s easy to understand, the pictures are engaging and ther Abiyoyo is a folk story from South Africa about a boy and his father that outwit the monster Abiyoyo. It teaches not to be so easily ahiyoyo and quick to judge people. They were ostracized from the village. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The prequel Abiyoyo had a boy and father.

As the students are responding, I walk around and ask them why they think their prediction will happen at the end of the story.

As a special bonus, this edition includes a CD of Pete performing two different versions of “Abiyoyo. Refresh and try again. The son started to use the ukulele and made Abiyoyo dance until he fell to the floor.

One element is that it is passed from generation to generation. Mar 16, Vanessa rated it really liked it Shelves: Review is also on: One day, a giant arrives in the town and no one knows what to do. The students will do a problem-solution boook. He was as tall as a tree, and it was abuyoyo that he could eat people up. The little boy plays the ukulele and it disturbs the people around him. The father, was a magician and disappeared too many things, abiyooy made people hate him.


Once there was a little boy who played the ukelele. This is such a fun folk song.

Ablyoyo don’t recomend this story to children under 10 years. Once, there was a boy that played his ukelele all over his town and people didn’t want that. His father also does magic tricks and they both get shunned from the town.

Jun 25, Annalee rated it really liked it. Students are to create their version of Abiyoyo. The townspeople run for their lives for fear of being consumed by the giant. Abiyoyo Abiyoyo By Pete Seeger. One day, the boook Abiyoyo appears into the town to eat the cows and sheep.

Jan 08, Susan rated it abitoyo was ok Shelves: Betina rated abiyyoo really liked it Jul 15, Andrea’s Most Recent Posts. Some of this elements are passed from generation to generation, no specific author, involves supernatural behavior, and need to have a theme. This lesson played out in Abiyoyo when the son and the magician father were ostraziced from the town, a giant attacked the town and they saved all the people’s life when the son distracted him with the ukulele the magician father made him disappear.

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Feb 09, Ellenjsmellen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 09, Ken Moten rated it really liked it Shelves: Terra rated it really liked it Dec 07, I like this one even better than the first, especially because this version features the daughter of the boy, now man, who plays the ukelele and she plays the drums and facilitates the return of the giant as well as the town’s eventual peace-making with the giant.

Nov 20, Kristen Sawyer marked it as to-read Shelves: A little boy and his farther were banished from a little town for making mischief. In the end, the two use their skills to rid the village of the terrible giant, Abiyoyo, and are welcomed back as heroes. This is the problem. The boy loves to play the ukulele around the town, and his father, a magician, plays tricks on the townspeople by waving his magic wand, making things disappear.


For the readers in the class we also take a close look at the abiykyo and illustrations in the story. Truly a treat to enjoy this book with my abiyiyo year old boy. Everyone was screaming and running for their lives until both father and son decided to get close to him and sing a song about the terrible monster.

The story is a folktale because first of all It is fiction, because on p.

Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger

Abiyoyo is far more interesting and exciting. There is also actual folklore music included that can be used to engage students and appreciate the history behind bokk that are passed down. I start off the lesson by showing my students where South Africa is on the globe.

Illustrated by the same guy who drew Jonathon and his mommy, another abkyoyo book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The villagers cook lots of good food and practice their music in order to ensure Abiyoyo doesn’t eat them.

Also, scary monster on the horizon. He wasn’t really evil, just hungry and not very bright. In the story, people pass from generation to generation a story about a monster called Abiyoyo.