By Pete Seeger, Michael Hays (illustrator),

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Book description

A young boy and his father save the town that ostracized them from a hungry giant in this picture book adaptation of a South African lullaby and folk story.

In a small town, one young boy loves walking around playing the ukulele, but the people get tired of the clink,…

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1 author picked Abiyoyo as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book has been a class favorite for many years. I always use this book when opening our folktale unit of study. The children are enamored by the storyline and by the musical component embedded in the text. They love to sing the song that accompanies the story. 

From Annemarie's list on folktales for children ages 4-8.

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