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And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

And Tango Makes Three (original 2005; edition 2005)

by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell

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Title:And Tango Makes Three
Authors:Justin Richardson
Other authors:Peter Parnell
Info:Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (2005), Hardcover, 32 pages
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And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson (2005)



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Richardson, J., & Parnell, P. (2005). And Tango makes three. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

This is a true story about Roy and Silo, two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo. Together, this pair raised a baby of their own after a kind zookeeper noticed that they had tried to hatch a rock that resembled an egg. Instead, the zookeeper decided to give them an unwanted egg from another nest so that they could complete their family. That unwanted egg was Tango!
  KaelaDelgado | Aug 1, 2014 |
Interesting true story about two male penguins who love each other and build a nest (as well as a life) together. ( )
  skm88 | Jun 8, 2014 |
This book is based off of the true story of penguins in the New York Zoo. This two male penguins fall in love, and after there is some reason a mother can't raise their baby, Tango (as an egg) is given to these two male penguins to raise. They do, eventually Tango hatches, and now there are three of them in their New York, non-traditional penguin family. ( )
  alarso2 | May 19, 2014 |
It is a story that will capture the hearts of all ages. I love the sotry and the fact that it based on a true story is incredible. And Tango Makes Three will be enjoyed by everyone and the class will be rooting for the penguins to raise their baby!
  Talwold | May 17, 2014 |
True story of 2 male penguins who mate up at a zoo and care for another couples egg. They carry on as a family just as the other pairs do. This is a great book to discuss types of family stuctures as well as adoption or just caring for another. ( )
  Trinityc | May 15, 2014 |
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Like so much children’s literature, the story here, because it occurs in the context of the animal kingdom, is a parable, and so it may prove less threatening to some who might be troubled by its human implications. (But only to people who have forgotten Aesop and La Fontaine!) What matters supremely is that Tango’s story is actually—like Heather’s—the story of a wanted child born to a set of parents who are devoted first to one another and then to him. Penguins, ahem, are black and white.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Richardson, Justinprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parnell, Petermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Cole, HenryIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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For Lita, for Lucy Jane, and for Maddy and Ben -- J. R. and P. P.
To Nate, and penguin lovers everywhere -- H. C.
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In the middle of New York City there is a great big park called Central Park.
We'll call her Tango," Mr. Gramzay decided, "because it takes two to make a Tango."
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In the zoo there are all kinds of animal families. But Tango's family is not like any of the others.

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At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.

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