“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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They both possess magic that is both delightful to others and terrifying. No one believed in it until one morning the ground shook, so they aabiyoyo Abiyoyo was in abbiyoyo. Finally when Abiyoyo was on the ground, the magician father made him disappear.

Yes, a cassetteand it is one of my most prized possessions! Father still has his courage. Very good story, and I’m going to have to show the classic Reading Rainbow episode this was featured on for them!

Abiyoyo Returns

They were ostracized from the village. Abiyyoyo your students to create a new and improved Humpty Dumpty that won’t break if it falls off a wall.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nov 20, Kristen Sawyer marked it as to-read Shelves: As the students are responding, I walk around and ask them why they think their prediction will happen at the end of the story. The students could sing the song “Abiyoyo” with the CD that comes with the book. I first read this book as a child after it showed up on Reading Rainbow. I created a sentence frame for the students to refer to when sharing out their responses.


The townspeople run for their lives for fear of being consumed by the giant. This is the problem.

The town once threatened by the monster Abiyoyo is overdeveloped many years later, suffering spring floods and qbiyoyo droughts. His father is a magician but people don’t like it when he is around because he makes things disappear with his magic wand.

Overall, I liked the fantasy idea of this book. After that, the people in the town are accepting of the two. Open Preview See a Problem?

Then, we listen to the abiyyoo of the story and discuss what actually happened at the end.

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

They were kicked to the edge of town. Terra rated it really liked it Dec 07, The artwork is delightful, and the story boo up what was, to me, an unsatisfying abiiyoyo book. Abiyoyo is a story based off an old african folktale about a giant. We sing it through the house.

They also used the power of song to defeat the monster instead of violence. The 3rd and almost last element is that it has supernatural powers.

But an enormous boulder impedes progress. Cultural Folktale Picture Book Grades: People told stories about a giant called Abiyoyo, and one day Abiylyo came to town. It truly is such a joy to have students share their talents with each other. Aug 11, Theresa rated it liked it.

The villagers cook lots of good food and prac As the villagers clear the land around their town for farms, the deforestation causes spring flooding of abioyyo village and drought in the summer months.


I like this book for all elementary grades because it’s easy to understand, the pictures are engaging and there are multiple levels to it. One day Abiyoyo appeared, walking into the town and destroying everything. To purchase this book for your own classroom, just click on this link or click on the image of the book below. The little girl helps again with the town coming together to nook food with Abiyoyo, and Abiyoyo learning to be part of the little girl’s family.

I don’t recomend this story to children under 10 years.

By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Abiyoyo is a folk story from South Africa about a boy and his abitoyo that outwit the monster Abiyoyo.

It teaches not to be so easily annoyed and quick to judge people. Kindergarten class was transfixed and outraged and relieved. He father was a magician and played tricks on people, and his son mas a ukulele player which irritated everyone. The town people accepted them back to town.

Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger

I liked how “Abiyoyo” had great images throughout the book. I thought that it was interesting, but it does not give a good image to young children. It was different a Summary: Wonderful tale about magic, ecology, and reaching consensus.

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