“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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Dec 04, Lillian Hazzard rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yes, a cassetteand it is one of my most prized possessions!

Your students will be strumming and singing their ukuleles all the way home! Back to the Top Teaching Blog. Once the teacher has finished reading the book, the teacher and the students could revisit their predictions abiyooy see if they were right. It has been passed through generations, because on p. They get sent to live on the outside of town. Preview — Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger.

This is grandpa’s chance to return Abiyoyo, but his wand got broke when the boulder was thrown. This is one of my most favorite books to read with my students.

Vook BIG however small, however wide, however tall — it is up to them! Although they were both harmless troublemakers, the people are not happy with their behavior. The children loved the format. I believe this because the man and his baiyoyo were kicked out of town because they were annoying, but they beat up the giant and saved the city, because of this they were once again welcomed in the city.


Eventually they get driven out of their village because of people fearing their magic.

Return to Book Page. With the touch of a magic wand, Abiyoyo reappears. I can remind them of different lullabies or stories their parents tell them before they go to sleep and then read this to them.

Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger | Scholastic

Abiyoyo returns is tidy 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 town needs a dam before it gets washed away.

The Teacher Store Cart. Paperback40 pages. 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. But an enormous boulder impedes progress. Lists with This Book. Feb vook, Nick rated it really liked it Shelves: The boy who helped his father make Abiyoyo disappear grew older and became a father, too.

Nov 14, Karla Paredes marked it as to-read. January 26, Book Extension Ideas: Abiyoyo also has super-powers: Seeger was also widely credited with popularizing the traditional song “We Shall Overcome”, which was recorded by Joan Baez and many other singer-activists, and became the publicly perceived anthem of the s American Civil Rights Movement soon after musicologist Guy Carawan introduced it at the founding meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee SNCC in The boy and his father went to Abiyoyo and started singing to him, “Abiyoyo, abi-abiyoyo!


But it vook nice to have non-violent solutions, so I’l Wonderful tale about magic, ecology, and reaching consensus.

Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger

They both possess magic that is both delightful to others and terrifying. Bring your darn ukelele! The ukulele is played and they sing the song to Abiyoyo and he eventually falls down and the dad makes him disappear. Another evidence that proves the story is a folktale is that clearly says that the story about a giant called Abiyoyo has been told for many generations,it says this on paragraph 8 of page 1 on the story. Well, one morning Abiyoyo comes to town and everyone abiyojo afraid aibyoyo him.

Lastly, students can draw their version of Abiyoyo and share with the class or create a script based on the story and act it out for the class.

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

People think the giant will eat them. 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. Sally rated it liked it Jan 08, Publishers Weekly The book is a triumph of storytelling and art.

Then, they abiyyoo to exile him again, and this was only prevented by an accident.