“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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Next, we dig a little deeper into the text by focusing on the elements of the story. Aug 11, Theresa rated it liked it. Books by Pete Seeger. The theme is that sometimes the thing you think are annoying, may turn out to be are the things that are more helpful or useful pg.

I also like the power of music in the book.

Abiyoyo Returns

However, his career as a mainstream performer was seriously curtailed by the Second Red Sc Peter Seeger, better known as Pete Seeger, was a folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the midth century American folk music revival. I like this book for all elementary grades because it’s easy to understand, the pictures are engaging and ther Abiyoyo is a folk story from South Africa about a boy and his father that outwit the monster Abiyoyo. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover!

To purchase this book for your own classroom, just click boo this link or click on the image of the book below. The father and his son worked together, and, as the boy entertained the monster with his ukulele, the father made the giant hook. Nov 21, Diego rated it it was amazing. A little boy and his farther were banished from a little town for making mischief. This is one of those books that my daughter asked me to read again upon finishing it the first time—and I didn’t mind.


If abigoyo in the world would take the time to get to know p 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. Everyone was terrified, except the boy and his father, and they came up with a plan to save the town That’s just downright mean.

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Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger

Aboyoyo think the giant will eat them. And sometimes, things turn out different, yet better than we plan, even thought at first, we may not feel it is better. Illustrated by Michael Hays. Once the teacher has finished reading the book, the teacher and the students could revisit their predictions to see if they were right. He ends up living in the town and everyone learns to live with him.

Finally when Abiyoyo was on the ground, the magician father made him disappear. Preview — Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger. When done, the students share out their response. We work on reading with expression and siting evidence from the text. The main thing I remember about this book is that it gook with a cassette, and the Abiyoyo song will still periodically get stuck in my head, even though I haven’t heard it in 13 or 14 years. The little boy plays the ukulele and it disturbs the people around him.

There is also actual folklore music included that can be used to engage students and appreciate the history behind stories that are passed down. You can have students use a toy ukulele, a magic wand and culturally accurate clothing. Also has a great environmental politics edge.

The folktale narrates the story of a boy and his father. New York Times Book Review Abyoyo in the familiar Seeger style, with brief musical phrases of the one-word song incorporated in the text and printed complete at the end, and with illustrations full of light and color, this rendering of a South African tale is a pleasure. Jacqui Dean rated it really liked it Jan 08, As a special bonus, this edition includes a CD of Pete performing two different versions of “Abiyoyo.


List Name Delete from selected List. It’s setting is in the United States. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Throughout the week, students love having a chance to come up and show where we live and where South Africa is on the globe.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bring your darn ukelele! One morning, a giant shape covered the sun, and people screamed with panic. 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. Pete Seeger’s storysong Abiyoyo has delighted generations of parents and abiyooy. They even view spoiler [help Abiyoyo wash his stinky feet hide spoiler ]! The ukulele is played and they sing the song to Abiyoyo and he eventually falls down and the dad makes him disappear.

Tameka Jones rated it it was amazing Nov 27, They also practice their singing, since Abiyoyo seemed to like music before.

Even though this story is considered a lullaby, I would not use as a bedtime story. Nov 15, Carola Prida rated xbiyoyo really liked it. The old people used to tell stories about the giants that lived in the old days.

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