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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
Collections:Picture books
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Tags:homosexuality, family, zoo, animals, love, caring

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It is great to have a book that makes children aware of sexual diversity at as young of an age as possible. It is good for kids to have a role model even at a young age so they do not feel isolated or discriminated against.

It is also very cool that this was real and that there is no agenda here. This is the way mother nature made these penguins and they got to raise their own chick. ( )
  chrisriggleman | Mar 5, 2015 |
This simple story is a cute way to teach that family is not defined by the gender of parents, but the love they have for each other and the members they choose to be with. This would be a great read aloud that allows us to teach acceptance, love, tolerance, and understanding of others.
  PolyDrive | Jan 25, 2015 |
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell tells of two male penguins who want a baby penguin. A zookeeper gives them one and they nurture it until it is born. I would read this book to fourth and fifth graders because I feel that they would understand what is happening in the story. This book could open up a discussion about homosexuality, which is becoming very common, and understand why a person may have two mothers or fathers. ( )
  Nijania | Dec 5, 2014 |
This book is about two penguins who were male and did everything together. They even tried to hatch an egg like their friends who were couples. One day the zoo keeper put a real egg under them so it would hatch. That is when Tango was born. This book may be questioned and challenged in libraries. I would read it to my class in a heart beat. Gay couples adopt children all of the time now. This is a true story and i very informative. ( )
  marabie | Dec 3, 2014 |
This is a children's book male penguins that want to take care of a family like the penguins in the zoo. It took a serious subject and made it into something that children could understand and identify with. It might be a little controversial but it is a real subject for this day in age. I feel it is a easy way to share the subject with children. ( )
  jforrest21 | Dec 1, 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
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.
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We'll call her Tango," Mr. Gramzay decided, "because it takes two to make a Tango."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689878451, Hardcover)

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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