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And Tango Makes Three (Classic Board Books) (Board book)

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Based on true events at New York’s Central Park Zoo, this adorable book is about two male penguins who behave the way penguin couples do, even trying to hatch a rock. When their inability to hatch the rock made them sad, the zookeepers gave them an egg to hatch. They took turns sitting on the egg, and were delighted with their hatchling, Tango. I love this book.

— Flannery

An adorable book about the importance of families. I just love the idea that gay animals have it more together than we do.

— Rachel


The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family is now available in a sturdy board book edition.

At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo got the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.

In time for the tenth anniversary of And Tango Makes Three, this Classic Board Book edition is the perfect size for small hands.

About the Author

Justin Richardson, MD, is the coauthor, with Peter Parnell, of the award-winning picture book And Tango Makes Three. Dr. Richardson is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia and Cornell and the coauthor of Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask). Dr. Richardson and his advice have been featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post, on the Today show and NPR’s Morning Edition, and in numerous magazines. Dr. Richardson lectures to parents and teachers on parenting and the sexual development of children.

Peter Parnell is the coauthor, with Justin Richardson, of And Tango Makes Three. He is a playwright whose plays have been produced at the Public Theater and Playwrights Horizons in New York City, the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and the Seattle Repertory Company, among others. His play QED was produced on Broadway. He has written extensively for television as a producer for both The West Wing and The Guardian; he has also written episodes of Maurice Sendak’s series Little Bear. He lives in New York City.

Henry Cole has written and illustrated more than 150 books for children, including Spot, the CatAnd Tango Makes ThreeOink?; and Little Bo in France. He is also the illustrator of With a Little Help from My Friends by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. A former elementary school teacher, he now writes and paints full time.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781481446952
ISBN-10: 1481446959
Publisher: Little Simon
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015
Pages: 36
Language: English
Series: Classic Board Books
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Created At: 11/30/2014 10:03pm
Last Updated At: 4/13/2024 02:32am