“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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Jul 11, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Shelves: Will lots of good food and beautiful songs keep Abiyoyo happy long enough to move the boulder and once again leave the town in peace? Teacher advisor Andrea Spillett shares her tips for cleaning and reorganizing the classroom before spring vacation. The people are afraid for their wbiyoyo because they fear Abiyoyo will want to eat them too!

They tell the story of Abiyoyo who is a huge man boom will eat people.

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This is one of those books that my daughter asked blok to read again upon finishing it the first time—and I didn’t mind. The child and the father went to Abiyoyo, and people said that they would die. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nov 15, Carola Prida rated it really liked it.

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

Terra rated it really liked it Dec 07, I would be cautious xbiyoyo reading this book at first because some children may find Abiyoyo frightening but overall may use it when bokk to a large group. Pete Seeger heard this story when he was a child. Then, they planned to exile him again, and this was only prevented by an accident.


I enjoyed abiyoto, and my class was entertained. Sonia Allison abiyoto it it was amazing Mar 16, The people told him that there was no more food, so they start singing a song, “Abiyoyo. Everyone was terrified, except the boy and his father, and they came up with a plan to save the town I ask the students what they predict will happen at the end of the story.

Aug 26, Steve Holden rated it really liked it. 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. Wherever he’d go, he’d make things disappear, Zoop!

Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger

He then shares that he is still hungry. In the story, people pass from generation to generation a story about a monster called Abiyoyo. This story was based on a baiyoyo and his son who went all around town.

The boy played the Ukulele and the father was a magician. Well, one morning Abiyoyo comes to town and everyone is afraid of him.

Parents should know that Abiyoyo might scare smaller children since he eats people and even threatens the village.

With the touch of a magic wand, Abiyoyo reappears. Goodreads helps you aviyoyo track of books you want to read. Sally rated it liked it Jan 08, One day a giant name Abiyoyo came into abiykyo and started to eat animals and destroy everything. 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.


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. Another evidence that proves the story is a folktale is that clearly says that the story about a giant called Abiiyoyo has been told for many generations,it says this on paragraph 8 of page 1 on the story.

If people in the world would take the time to get to know people better they will be able to realize that a person could be harmful in one way but very helpful in another way. It was his favorite, and the CD was on loop for weeks. She performed this book with such flair as well as singing the song with a tune that she may have gotten from elsewhere or made up, I don’t know.

Nicole rated it it was ok Oct 22, I start off the lesson by showing my students where South Africa is on the globe. Text-To-World Connection In the story, the people in the town did not approve of the magic stick that the little boy in the story dad would carry around town and make people life difficult. Aug 26, Steve Holden rated it really liked it.