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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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How can you not love this book?! It is a fabulous book about 2 boy penguins who care for an egg and raise the little girl penguin that hatches. I think this is a great book for talking about what makes a family and phooey on those who challenge the book year after year.
Reading Level: 2.6 Interest Level: K-3 ( )
  TaraKennedy | Apr 16, 2015 |
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.
  kristi_test_01 | Apr 15, 2015 |
This story is about two male penguins who live in a New York zoo that have a partnership with one another. As the other penguins lay on their egg while waiting for their unborn to hatch, these two male penguins nest but don't have an egg to care for. Until an employee at the zoo gave the pair an egg to care for. These penguins took care of this egg as if it was their own and eventually Tango hatches. The family cares for one another as any other penguin would do. This book will be an excellent book to discuss in class about different families. ( )
  kdufrene | Apr 7, 2015 |
And Tango Makes Three is a book about two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo. After realizing the couple wanted to nurture and love a baby, a zookeeper gives the pair an egg. The couple nurtures the egg until finally, a baby penguin is hatched, who is named Tango. This book can be used to introduce the idea of homosexuality, as well as teach children about different types of families. ( )
  kbartholomew1 | Apr 4, 2015 |
Two male penguins make a nest together in the Central Park Zoo, a zookeeper provides
them with an egg, and the penguins raise the baby penguin as their own. A good way to show that families can look different. You could follow it up with some video clips of other real life animal families that exist.
  kamijake | Mar 11, 2015 |
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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
Richardson, Justinmain 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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