“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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He ends up living in the town and everyone learns to live with him. This was suggested to me because I’ve read some other folktales recently. The story was passed from generation to generation: The father and his son worked together, and, as the boy entertained the monster with his ukulele, the father made the giant disappear.

Is Abiyoyo a folktale? Later, he re-emerged on the public scene as a pioneer of protest music in the late s and the s.

Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger

Abiyoyo eats up the food. The diverse and Afro-centric cast is refreshing, and I love that it’s a girl protagonist this time.

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. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Wonderful tale about magic, ecology, and reaching consensus.

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

Going even deeper, I differentiate discussing the problem and the solution in small groups. Wherever he’d go, he’d bok things disappear, Zoop! Instill the love of reading and the environment by sharing sbiyoyo books and ideas about Earth Day with your students. Daniel Harrison rated it it was amazing Oct 26, With the use of a T-chart, the students will learn to recognize problems in the story and then the solution.


However, it is those habits that saves the day, making everyone in the town loving them and wanting them to come back. They saved the village.

Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger

I’m not sure just how that works, given his size and appetite, but I guess he gets a happily-ever-after ending, at least. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love.

This is one of those books that my daughter asked me to read again baiyoyo finishing it the first time—and I didn’t mind. Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger. P – 3 Ages: They told them to go away out of the village and leave forever.

During library school, there was a storytelling class I took, abiyoyyo one of my fellow students was a teacher getting her media specialist title. After being banished into an unknown location in the first book, the very people who sent him away bring him back to solve their problems. Feb 04, Salsabrarian added it Shelves: Pete Seeger’s storysong Abiyoyo has delighted generations of parents and children.

The little boy loved to play his ukelele that people would complain about, but at the end of the story, the little boy and his dad helped save the town from the monster, Boik with his magic wand and his song and dance he created using his ukelele.


It seemed as though they were kicked out for being unique and having fun hobbies, and I believe this boom not be a message given to kids.

However, his career as a mainstream performer was seriously curtailed by the Second Red Scare: Published January 6th by Aladdin Paperbacks first published The village has been freed of the dangers of Abiyoyo, but new dangers emerge. However, his career as a mainstream performer was seriously curtailed by the Second Red Sc Peter Seeger, better known as Pete Seeger, was a folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the midth century American folk music revival.

To purchase this book for your own classroom, just click on this link or click on the image of the book below. It is the story of a boy with a ukelele that people town hated him and a magician who also was hated, so they were kicked out of the town.

And his granddaughter knows he can bring Abiyoyo back, then make him disappear. The townspeople are thankful and invite the father and boy back into town.