We want you to create your own version of Abiyoyo. Reimagine the giant in your own way. Make the giant Abiyoyo into your own original character. Make sure your Abiyoyo is scary. Well, maybe not too scary. It's really up to you!
Change whatever parts of the story you want. Retell the story in your own way. Change the look of all the characters. Change the location where the story takes place. How about your home town! Change the character of the child in your story. In your story, YOU can be the child who saves the day! Tell us what happens–when you meet Abiyoyo. Make the story all your own.
Begin to tell your version of the story in words or just draw a picture.
Kids share their drawings and paintings on Abiyoyo Story Arts.
Abiyoyo by Katie, Mrs. Broman's class, Three Oaks School, Cary, IL 1996
Abiyoyo by a student, St. Matthew School, Glendale Heights, IL
Abiyoyo by Jimmy, Kaneland McDole Elementary School, Mongomery, IL 2011
Abiyoyo by a student in Ms. Smallwood's class, Berkley, CA 2012
Abiyoyo Alex Burks, 2nd grade, John Laidlaw School, Western Springs, IL 1995
Abiyoyo by Annie, Field Park School, Western Springs, IL
Abiyoyo by Maggie, Ms. Gongaware's class 1995
Kids act out the story of Abiyoyo »
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Abiyoyo illustrator Michael Hays brings his Abiyoyo Story Arts program to school classrooms and libraries. Ask for more info!