“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 father was a magician and played tricks on people, and his son mas a ukulele player which irritated everyone. Although they were both harmless troublemakers, the people are not happy with their behavior. I ask the students what they predict will happen abiyooyo the end of the story. The monster was a great character, illustrated well and different. You will also find many other activities at your fingertips to add to this extraordinarily exciting project based learning unit.

Sep 16, Kimberlyn rated it really liked it.

Abiyoyo Returns

I introduced a reading project on Friday with my class with the goal to bring forth their favorite book thus far next week into the classroom. The story is about the scary giant Abiyoyo, who is always hungry and appears in a small South African village to eat the cows and sheep. As someone else commented, I think this book is a great example of authors writing a book about a different culture from themselves and still doing a great job. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The students were thrilled to see a peer actually play a song for them.

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Preview — Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger. It is an old South African folktale about a monster that comes into town and eats people’s cattle and destroys farms. For my next group, we look to the illustrations and text to help us recognize when the problem presented itself and when we knew there was a clear solution. With the use of a T-chart, the students will learn to recognize problems in the story and then the solution.

Aug 24, Deana rated it it was amazing.

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But it is nice to have non-violent solutions, so I’ll accept it. Refresh and try again. Jun 03, Amanda [Novel Addiction] rated it liked it Shelves: However, it is those habits that saves the day, making everyone in the town loving them and wanting them to come back.

Abiyoyo By Andrea Maurer. 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.

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

I enjoyed it, and my class was entertained. Refresh and try again.

The Teacher Store Cart. In the end, they welcome the two of them back with open arms. The power of song and the worth of all in the village must again join together to help save the village once more. This is one of my most favorite books to read with my students. All I do is pull out the collage center which consists of abyioyo with leftover scraps of construction paper.


People were running and screaming. He lives in Beacon, New York. In the end, the two use their skills to rid the village of the terrible giant, Abiyoyo, and are welcomed back as heroes. The prequel Abiyoyo had a boy and father.

I can tell this short story is a folktale because it has all elements of a folktale. Books by Pete Seeger. Abiyoyo becomes such a special book to the class. Must redeem within 90 days. Later, he re-emerged on the public scene as a pioneer of protest music in the late s and the s.

Jacqui Dean rated it really liked it Jan 08, Abiyoyo is based on a South African lullaby and folktale adapted by songwriter Peter Seeger and illustrated by Michael Hays.

When he booj tired, he falls asleep. Preview — Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger. This is also a great example to introduce students to the genre of folktales. The father, was a magician and disappeared too many things, which abiyoyp people hate him. However, his career as a mainstream performer was seriously curtailed by the Second Red Scare: Feb 20, Nick rated it really liked it Shelves: However, they were welcomed back when the father and son found a way to make to make Abiyoyo disappear.