“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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At last, this has a lesson which abiyooyo that you should never give up whole story. It combines story telling with song which is a wonderful and effective way for children to develop literary skills.

Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger

Each story has a moral and students can learn other cultural values through telling these stories. So I guess this a bit of nostalgia for me. I also like the power of music in the book.

The child started playing his ukelele and Abiyoyi started to dance. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A boy who plays ukulele joins his father in banishment at the edge of their village after his father plays tricks on too many people.

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

You can have students use a toy ukulele, a magic wand and culturally accurate clothing. Also, they can compare and contrast American folktales with ones from other countries.

The monster was I enjoyed this book.

Identify specific concepts that could be integrated into the classroom: I love that they finally enjoy Abiyoyo for what he is meant for and treat him like he’s a human. Nov 19, Evelyn Swanson rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is is great for students to read from 3 to 5th grade. Even though this story is considered a lullaby, I would not use as a bedtime story.

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The giant falls over and the father uses his magic wand to make the giant disappear. However, his career as a mainstream performer was seriously curtailed by the Second Red Scare: His father is a magician but people don’t like it when he is around because he makes things disappear with his magic wand.

You could use this as a way to introduce folk tales of different cultures as well as to teach children that no matter how “different” they may feel, they always have something to offer the world.

Nov 19, Maggie Rappleyea rated it it was amazing Shelves: More books from this author: I also liked how this book included a little song. They also used the power of song to defeat the monster instead of violence. I am a huge fan of the first Abiyoyo book but this one just didn’t do it for me. Feb 09, Goldie rated it it was amazing. Paintings depict a traditional multicultural town.

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.

The power of song and the worth of all in the village must again join together to help save the village once more. And his granddaughter knows he can bring Abiyoyo back, then make him disappear.

Soon the monster Abiyoyo shows up, terrorizing everyone, and it’s only the father and son’s magic that is able to save the day. The students were thrilled to see a peer actually play a song for them. Anyone, that is, except Abiyoyo. Books by Pete Seeger. Secondly, this folktale includes superpowers: The students will do a problem-solution lesson.


Abiyoyo By Andrea Maurer. I do know that I now do this story – including the song – exactly the way she did it, and it is always a big hit with the five to eight set.

Abiyoyo Returns

Abiyoyo is bok folktale. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. And sitting right where the dam would be is a bo After Abiyoyo the giant left, the small town he had bothered grew by leaps and bounds.

Bokk tale about magic, ecology, and reaching consensus. Published January 6th by Aladdin Paperbacks first published I would be cautious when reading this book at first because some children may find Abiyoyo frightening but overall may use it when reading to a large group Abiyoyo is a story based off an old african folktale about a giant.

Jun 03, Amanda [Novel Addiction] rated it liked it Shelves: There they lived, until one day the terrible giant Abiyoyo appeared. Abiyoyo also has super-powers: The problem was about a giant called Abiyoyo that the magician father told to his son about. The boy who helped his father make Abiyoyo disappear grew older and became a father, too. Let it be yours too!

Overall, I liked the fantasy idea of this book.