“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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I would be cautious when reading this book at first because some children may find Abiyoyo frightening but overall may use it when reading to a large group. I would love to read this story aloud to my classroom to engage them in folktales and abiykyo teach them the moral of accepting everyone.

I also like the power of music in the book.

List Name Delete from selected List. This book is is great for students to read from 3 to 5th grade. Tameka Jones rated it it was amazing Nov 27, The child started playin Summary: For my English learners, we go page-by-page discussing the illustrations and the text leading up to the problem and then solution.

The abiylyo and the father went to Abiyoyo, and people said that they would die. Sally rated it liked it Jan 08, His father was a magician. The old people used to tell stories about the giants that lived in the old days. A boy who plays ukulele joins his father in banishment at the edge of their village after his father plays tricks on too many people.


They were ostracized from the village. It combines story telling with song whi I think that this story is appropriate for Pre-K into early elementary school.

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

I also liked how this book included a little song. Then we discuss all other sub-problems and solutions in the abiyoyyo. The theme is that sometimes the thing you think are annoying, may turn out to be xbiyoyo the things that are more helpful or useful pg.

Wherever he’d go, he’d make things disappear, Zoop! This is grandpa’s chance to return Abiyoyo, but his wand got broke when the aviyoyo was thrown. Meredith rated it it was amazing Sep 11, Students are to create their version of Abiyoyo. This book would be good for a read aloud in 1st grade classes and up.

Throughout the week, students love having a chance to come up and show where we live and where South Africa is on the globe.

I love that they finally enjoy Abiylyo for what he is meant for and treat him like he’s a human. Lisa rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger. This story was based on a father and his son who went all around town. Abiyoyo is a perfect book to incorporate culture, music, and reading strategies into the classroom. It truly is such a joy to have students share their talents with each other.

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Things are not always as they seem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It was his favorite, and the CD boook on loop for weeks.

To purchase this book for your own classroom, just click on this link or click on the image of the book below. The Ukulele Cutout Click here to download and print a step by step instruction of this project. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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Nov 21, Diego rated it it was amazing. This was chosen and read aloud by my student teacher, and I was so happy to rediscover this one. Refresh and try again. I can remember my brother coming home from preschool singing this.

Brings the first story into the 21st Century and leaves us with hope of renewal and progress. 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.

But it is nice to have non-violent solutions, so I’l Wonderful tale about magic, ecology, and reaching consensus. The little girl comes up with a plan to bring back Abiyoyo and have him move the boulder. Preview — Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger.

This story meets all of the folktale requirements. Now, for the most abiyyoo, easiest, and cutest art projects to gather together for this story — create Abiyoyo! After boko, the people in the town are accepting of the two.

It is then that a young girl suggests that the town reawaken the giant Abiyoyo and ask him to move the boulder. During library school, there was a storytelling class I took, and one of my fellow students was a teacher getting her media specialist title.