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Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Jan 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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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...

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It is a story song combination with very nice pictures. - Goodreads
This story could be used when discussing storytelling. - Goodreads
The illustrations just make the story as well! - Goodreads
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I,m a HeadStart teacher in Jacksonville Fla. I have read Abiyoyo and Abiyoyo Returns to children for (8) years and it is always the children favorite books. The children request these two books more than any other books that is read to them. I personal love both books and enjoy reading them to the children. 

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The book, based on an African lullaby, was created by, the very white and aged, singer Pete Seeger. Seeger hand- picked illustrator Michael Hayes another white male to form the giant that eats a ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Legendary folksinger and peace advocate Pete Seeger has issued approximately one hundred records and written or worked on dozens of books, and collaborated on numerous radical songbooks and articles. He lives in Beacon, New York.

Michael Hays has illustrated several picture books, including the sequel to "Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo Returns." He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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