This story is about a boy and his father who is a magician. The father played tricks on the people of this small African village. The towns people got tired of his tricks and asked the father and his son to leave and live outside of town. The village elders at night would tell stories (folktales) about a giant named ABIYOYO. They would say he was big as a house and would eat people up.
Listen to this folktale and sing the delightful song the children will enjoy and beg for you to read it over and over again.
Brief background about folktales
African folktales were told to children to teach them about life and growing up. Children in the village learned lessons from the folktales told to them.
American Folktales were passed down through the generations from one person to another by word of mouth. Stories grew each time they were told. Stories conveyed a conflict, problem or lesson that needed to be learned. Much like the parables Jesus used.