And Tango Makes Three
From Library Staff
The picture book, based on a true story of two male penguins raising a baby chick, has been challenged as "unsuitable for age group" because of it's portrayal of "homosexuality".
Based on the true story of two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo who built a nest and hatched a chick together, this book tells a heartwarming story for all families.
A male penguin couple, at the New York Public Zoo, are given an abandoned egg to hatch and raise.
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.
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
LibrLdyMapleValley thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 8
Nancy J Mata thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
jazmjoh thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 10
asrushing2014 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
QuotesAdd a Quote
"Every year at the very same time, the girl penguins start noticing the boy penguins. And the boy penguins start noticing the girls. When the right girl and the right boy find each other, they become a couple."
"Now Roy and Silo were fathers. 'We'll call her Tango,' Mr. Gramzay decided, 'because it takes two to make a Tango.'"
"Now Roy and Silo were fathers. "We'll call her Tango." Mister Gramzay decided. "Because it takes two to make a Tango."
"Every day families of all kinds go to visit the families that live there"
"But one day Roy and Silo saw that the other couples could do something they could not."
SummaryAdd a Summary
This book is about Roy and Silo, two male penguins adapting the role of parents to Tango. They live in Central Park Zoo. Roy and Silo did everything together like swim, build a nest and play before taking on the role of a parents. Roy and Silo tried several ways to get a child. Tango was taken from its original parents because they couldn’t provide adequate care. It is a replica of a real world situation.
"And Tango Makes Three" is about two male penguins being attracted to one another. They want to have a baby and be just like other penguin couples. They try by getting a rock that looks similar to the eggs the other couples have and try to hatch it. After sometime the zookeeper realizes what the two penguins are trying to do and helps out by giving them an egg to take care of. Eventually the egg hatches and "pop!" out comes Baby Tango.
There are many different types of families in the zoo, but Tango's family is not like any of the others, she has two dads. This picture book is based off the true story of two male penguins who became partners and raised a penguin chick in the New York Central Park Zoo.
It is a unique story about two penguins who share similar actions like those of other penguin couples. These two male penguins, Roy and Silo, are given the opportunity to nest and care for an egg of their own. They care for the egg, love the egg, and eventually the egg hatches thanks to Silo and Roy. Nice story.
This story is about two male penguins named Roy and Silo who care for an egg, which eventually hatches and that they name Tango. They live in a zoo, and many families of all kinds come to see Roy, Silo, and Tango.
This amazing story introduces a real life situation about two male penguins who falls in love and lay an egg, at the Central Park in New York.