And Tango Makes Three by Justin RichardsonAnd Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

And Tango Makes Three

byJustin Richardson, Peter ParnellIllustratorHenry Cole

Paperback | June 2, 2015

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The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family is narrated by award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris in this book and CD package.

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.

Releasing in time for the tenth anniversary of And Tango Makes Three, this book and CD edition features narration by renowned actor Neil Patrick Harris.
Justin Richardson is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia and a practicing psychiatrist who lectures regularly on teens and sexuality both nationally and to the parents of New York City's finest private schools. He founded the center for gay and lesbian mental health at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. He resides in New York...
Title:And Tango Makes ThreeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.5 × 11 × 0.2 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:Little SimonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:148144994X

ISBN - 13:9781481449946


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Endearing and sweet kids book This is one of the first books we read with our adopted son. It shows that love can make a family. Love that it is based on a true story. When we went to Central Park zoo I realized how much this book meant to my son when he was calling out for Tango.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Penguins know best This book is a perfect story to teach about the different families out there. I love that its based on a true story and the kids haven't stopped asking to visit them. The illustration is wonderful as well. A wonderful addition to our home library.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving story We love that this story depicts the different kinds of families out there. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is meaningful. Great read.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from lovely story book for kids Very cute and interesting little story with a really sweet message.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 2 year old loves this book Our whole family loves this bedtime story.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great good book to read to your kid if you're expecting another one
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Story This is a nice story with a nice message. Great for children to hear about different kinds of families and understand what makes a family a family.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to introduce various family structures This is a great way to introduce different types of families to youngsters. One downfall is that the book is a tad long for kindies but still would recommend.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from lovely little story great story to talk about what families can look like
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cute I thought this was a very sweet book. So nice for kids to get to see examples of non traditional loving families!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice story This is a really interesting book especially since it's based on true events. it's well written and has great artwork. I would say it's geared towards young children but it's ok for most ages. A charming story.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I'll be honest. I don't like this book. Not at all.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Lovely Story Suitable For All Ages I was very happy to find this LBGTQ friendly book for my children. It tells a charming story of universal family love.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charming, Gentle, Wonderful What a wonderful book! A gentle, compassionate story that shows our children the different forms a family can take. Why people would seek to ban this book eludes me. The world needs more love, not division.
Date published: 2012-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from And Gaybe Makes a Family! “There they snuggled together and like all other penguins in the penguin house, and all the other animals in the zoo and all the families in the big city around them, they went to sleep.” After listening to a CBC Radio One’s interview with the authors of this beautiful story and hearing that it was the most controversial book of this century I would say (in fact it’s the most banned book of 2009) I went and bought myself a copy to read to my little cousin who was coming over that weekend. Needless to say, with the simplistic words, engaging story line and vivid pictures she was enthralled and rightly so. It is enchanting and charming and most importantly true. Yes my friends, this story is indeed based on real life events about two loving homosexual male penguins and their quest for a family. The penguins, Roy and Silo, fell in love at a very young age, and while there were many female companions available at the zoo they only had eyes for each other. They were partners for 2 years before they tried to build a nest, and following their natural instincts they tried to hatch an egg, but of course the egg was just a rock (for two male penguins cannot produce an egg). Seeing their heartbreaking efforts to start a family the zookeepers brought them an egg that was no longer being cared for and both males nurtured and cared for the egg until it hatched. The female, Tango, certainly made this family of three complete. I am a huge advocate for this picture book. It teaches compassion, it teaches love, diversity and most importantly it teaches that not everyone lives in the “nuclear” family (perhaps we can call gay families secular families?). Of course after reading this book to my cousin she had many questions. How can she have two daddies? Where is her mommy? Does she have two mommies too? I proceeded to answer, to the best of my abilities. It is so important for people to teach their children that not everyone is exactly like them, that they will come into contact with someone who is homosexual eventually in their life and that they should not judge them but instead embrace them.
Date published: 2009-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This was such a sweet heart-warming book. Everyone I know with children and without thinks it's so cute. And it's really neat to see it's based on what actually happened. I would recommend it to anyone though from what I hear Chapters doesn't even find it worth stocking in their stores. THAT is disturbing.
Date published: 2008-10-18