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Abiyoyo Book and CD by Pete Seeger

Abiyoyo Book and CD (original 1986; edition 2001)

by Pete Seeger, Michael Hays (Illustrator)

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Title:Abiyoyo Book and CD
Authors:Pete Seeger
Other authors:Michael Hays (Illustrator)
Info:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2001), Edition: Rei/Com, Hardcover, 48 pages
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Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger (1986)



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No one wants to hear the little boy play his ukelele anymore...Clink, clunk, clonk. And no one wants to watch his father make things disappear...Zoop! Zoop! Until the day the fearsome giant Abiyoyo suddenly appears in town, and all the townspeople run for their lives and the lives of their children! Nothing can stop the terrible giant Abiyoyo, nothing, that is, except the enchanting sound of the ukelele and the mysterious power of the magic wand.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jul 16, 2018 |
This is a favorite book written by an amazing man. The outcasts prove to have worth too in this kind tale. The annoying magic and music that get them kicked out of town, ostracized, end up being valuable in saving the town from the giant beast, Abiyoyo. ( )
  OurLittleLibrary | Feb 11, 2018 |
This book is a retold South African tale about a little boy and father who are run out of town because the townspeople do not like the boys’ ukulele or the fathers’ magic. A monster, Abiyoyo shows up in town soon after. The boy and his father save the town using magic and music. This story is wonderful to use in the classroom, the story is engaging and includes lots of onomatopoeia and music. There is a Abiyoyo song that the class will love singing along to. This story has themes of acceptance, love, and the importance of music and culture.

This book was also included as a reading rainbow selection and read on the series. ( )
  jangelique | Nov 25, 2016 |
Abiyoyo tells about a boy who plays the ukelele and his magician father. They are both kicked out from their village and his father tells of Abiyoyo, a large monster that eats people. When Abiyoyo attacks, they save their village with music and magic. This story tells about South African culture through folktale and tradition. It also teaches that people should be included and accepted. This story uses music and culture to impact the readers with Onomatopoeia and song. ( )
  adb067 | Oct 22, 2016 |
GL: 3.2
DRA: 34
Lexile: 610L
  Infinityand1 | Aug 2, 2016 |
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Based on a South African lullaby and folk story, this tale is about a boy and his father who come up with a plan to use their unique gifts to save the townspeople from the giant, Abiyoyo. A boy plays a ukulele and his father weilds a magic wand as tactics to distract, and eventually make disappear, a the monster Abiyoyo. The townspeople, who had originally banned the boy and his father after overuse of their talents, invite them back and hail them as hereos for saving their town from Abiyoyo. One interesting element in this book is the illustrator, Michael Hays, interpretation of characters and inclusion of multi-races, varying ethnocentric backgrounds, and societal class representation in the storyline. Many children/families might see themselves in this story - or may not being as most are dressed in traditional/formal wear of their heritage.
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Once there was a little boy who played the ukelele. Wherever he'd go he'd play, Clink, clunk, clonk. His father was a magician. Wherever he'd go, he'd make things disappear, Zoop! Zoop! Soon the townspeople grew tired of the boy's noise and his father's tricks, and banished both of them to the edge of town.

There they lived, until one day the terrible giant Abiyoyo appeared. He was as tall as a tree, and it was said that he could eat people up. Everyone was terrified, except the boy and his father, and they came up with a plan to save the town....

Pete Seeger's storysong, made up for his own children, finds its perfect match in Michael Hays's masterful paintings. As a special bonus, this edition includes a CD of Pete performing two different versions of "Abiyoyo." You'll love to follow and sing along as you listen to Pete tell this richly vivid and exciting story.

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Banished from the town for making mischief, a little boy and his father are welcomed back when they find a way to make the dreaded giant Abiyoyo disappear.

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