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And Tango Makes Three
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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Roy and Silo are just like the other penguin couples at the zoo - they bow to each other, walk together and swim together. But Roy and Silo are a little bit different - they're both boys. Then, one day, when Mr Gramzay the zookeeper finds them trying to hatch astone, he realises that it may be time for Roy and Silo to become parents for real.
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oliviascrimo
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell

June 2nd, 2015
This book is about two penguins in the Central Park Zoo that want to have a family. Which the help of a zookeeper they can have Tango their baby penguin.

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MaddieBrown3
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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Title of Book : and tango makes three
Author of Book: Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Illustrator (if applicable): Henry Cole
Date of Publication: April 26, 2005
Genre: Fiction
Brief Summary: Two penguins are best friends and do everything together like the couples in their place at the Central Park Zoo. The zookeeper puts an egg in their nest. Roy and Silo raised Tango. THIS IS A TRUE STORY

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caitlinblack
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell

Published in 2005, This is a true story that took place in NYC Central Park Zoo. Two male penguins did everything together and started doing what the couple penguins would do. They started seeing the other couple of penguins laying eggs and they couldn't. A zookeeper noticed and saw an egg that needed to be nurtured and gave it to the two-mile penguin. They raised the penguin for their own.

Awards:
Book of Choice

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Loganfairbanks
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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This book was published in 2005, and is a completely true story about two male penguins who fall in love. The zookeeper sees the penguins, and decides to give them an egg for them to raise. I loved this book and will definitely use them in my classroom.

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laurenebailey14
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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This book tells the story of two male penguins who fall in love. The girl penguins start to match up with some of the boy penguins and create eggs to take care of. Roy and Silo picked one another, but were not able to produce an egg. They chose to sit on rocks instead. The zoo keeper notices this and brings them an extra egg to take care of. The egg hatches, and out came Tango!

laurenebailey14 -ALA Notable Children's Book Nominee in 2006
-ASPCA Henry Bergh Book Award in 2005
-Bank Street Best Book of the Year in 2006.
3mo
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IndoorDame
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I‘m super excited about this year‘s #BBRC theme of banned and challenged books! I‘d never actually read some of the most famous in the picture book category before, and I‘m especially excited about this one since it covers a nonfiction political story that‘s exactly developmentally appropriate. And as a bonus, does it well! What more could you ask for? #BBCRPictureBookLetterT @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan I love this book! 5mo
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PuddleJumper
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I've actually wanted to read this since it first came out and I just hadn't. Bought it for my niece for Christmas, I really enjoyed it as it was a super sweet story. Hope she enjoys it too!

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Zoe-h
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Read a little late for #BannedBookWeek

Challenge for- and these are all direct quotes from the ALA- being anti-ethnic, anti-family, homosexuality, religious viewpoint, and for being unsuited for age group.

Such a cute picture book! Roy and Silo are a penguin couple at a New York zoo. One day, another penguin couple had an extra egg, so the zoo keeper decided to give it to Roy and Silo so they could raise her. 5🌟

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ozma.of.oz
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In the little book nook, reading an adorable story with the nibling! ❤️

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GingerAntics
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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This story is adorable. It was fun to hear Neil Patrick Harris read it, too. It has everything a good children‘s story needs: love, family, and penguins. To the weird people who believe this book isn‘t appropriate for small children, I certainly hope they don‘t like children‘s books that talk about mommy‘s and daddy‘s loving each other, otherwise that argument makes no sense. Great book for every child and even playful adults!

GingerAntics #AndTangoMakesThree #JustinRichardson #PeterParnell #BannedBooksWeek I adore that this is a true story, and I equally adore that this story was written by husbands. 💙💙💙🥰🥰🥰 (edited) 2y
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Butterfinger
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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Such a sweet, true story of two gay penguins at the Central Park Zoo. The next time I visit NYC, those three will be on my To see list.

#BBRC @LibrarianRyan @Sarahreadstoomuch

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍💗 2y
LibrarianRyan I think it was the NY zoo that recently saw 2 female penguins adopt an egg neither laid. 2y
Sarahreadstoomuch Love this one! I hate that it is so often challenged in libraries 😔 2y
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Butterfinger
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So close. I'd made it if all my orders came in. I will add them to September's. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Awesome month!!! 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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Continuing my tradition of reading anything on the ALA Top 10 Challenged Book List that I haven't read. This made me a big ole pile of happy mush. So sweet. As someone who is #childfreebychoice I enjoy reading children's books. So much more inclusive than they were in my childhood. They fill me with hope for future generations. Especially love reading right before bed. Takes my mind off the troubles of the world so I can fall sleep.🐧🐧🐧

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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Continuing my tradition from last year to read anything on the ALA Challenged Books List that I haven't read.
6 Books to read between now and Banned Books Week. Sep 27 - Oct 3. 📚
#mymotherwouldnotapprove
#rebelreader #ireadbannedbooks #nationallibraryweek #librariestransform
#findthelibraryatyourplace #donttellmewhattoread2020tbr

Crinoline_Laphroaig Been meaning to read for ages. Now I'll finally do it 3y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig I've read the rest of the list. Just because I love it so I'll Definitely will be rereading 3y
BookInMyHands Sex is a funny Word is the best sex education book for kids. I love it so much I bought it for home (usually we just check books out). Also, my home collection is very white and straight, so if I buy books it has to be written by a person of color or queer (for the most part). 3y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @BookInMyHands I don't have kid's. So I always check my Library first. If they don't have print copy I will buy, read, and donate. 3y
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wow_reads
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“‘And Tango Makes Three‘ is a lighthearted and happy story surrounded by Cole‘s beautiful illustrations, showing readers that Roy, Silo, and Tango are as happy and loved in their family as other penguins.” https://wowlit.org/on-line-publications/review/xi-4/4/ #Picturebook

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Krisjericho
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Completely adorable true story of two male penguins who hatch an egg together and become a family. It alternately cracks me up and makes me furious that this is consistently one of the most challenged/banned books in the U.S. Yes, it positively portrays a same-sex relationship. BETWEEN PENGUINS. If you are really concerned about that, you have bigger problems than a book.

mcipher 😆Love that last line of your review! 3y
Megabooks If I had kids, I would buy this book immediately! 3y
cathysaid Amen. Preach. 3y
Scochrane26 This was recommended at a training about lgbt issues with kids. There‘s also a book that is supposed to be rapped, that the trainer said is his fave. Going to have to look for the title. 3y
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LeePeckover
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LibrarianIn3B
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I made our Banned Books Week display this year and actually got it up early. 😁

rather_be_reading love it!! 😍😍 4y
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy👋 4y
tpixie Cool 😎 and Welcome! 4y
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GatheringBooks
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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#PrinceOfJuly Day 29: This sweet-looking picturebook caused a lot of #Controversy here in Singapore when the National Library Board decided initially to pulp the book when one of the patrons complained about its content. Because of the public outcry, the decision was overturned and the book is now available in the adult section as a reference material. Full thoughts of Iphigene about this here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-8QW

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great example and review ❤️🖤 4y
vkois88 Perfect example, like Misty said. But this is too cute! I LOVE that there is a picture book like this out there... 4y
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LeePeckover
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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It's still #pride month. So here's a load of books that are perfect for spreading the message of pride, love and incusivity. Love is love! #love #family #childrensbooks #pridemonth

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tournevis
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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It is, of course, exactly the same story as And Tango Makes Three. It's not as well written and a little heavy handed. The repeated "And why not?" only end up indicating that there might be a problem with two males parenting together, when the point of the story is that it's not relevant. So I say it's a pick, but only because And Tango Makes Three was never translated in French AFAIK.

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erzascarletbookgasm
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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“Two male penguins, Roy and Silo, did everything together. They bowed to each other..sang to each other, swam together..Their keeper..thought to himself, 'They must be in love.” This tale, inspired by actual events in New York's Central Park Zoo, tells of two male penguins, given an extra egg to nurture and raise. Some schools used this book to teach about tolerance and relationships but it caused a stir among some parties.
#quotsyjan18 #penguin

Cathythoughts Well done 👍 ( I doubt I‘ll think of one 🤷‍♀️). You did very well 5y
TK-421 I really want to read this book, but haven't found a copy yet! 5y
merelybookish This book is always on the most challenged/banned list in the US. SAD! 5y
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OrangeMooseReads
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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kricheal I love penguins 5y
OrangeMooseReads @kricheal I love watching them. I could have spent hours in this penguin house. 5y
queerbookreader I fckin love penguins my favorite is the macaroni penguin and I had to do a project on them and make a model of them in first grade 5y
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queerbookreader That's my penguin story 5y
queerbookreader Also I have like five penguin stuffed animals 5y
OrangeMooseReads @thequeerspiderwoman penguins are fantastic 5y
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MatchlessMarie
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I read this book last year during #bannedbooksweek. It‘s the adorable true story of two male penguins who became partners and raised a baby penguin together. Awww 🐧💕 #novemberbythenumbers #3

WanderingBookaneer @Rex This is the book I was telling you about! 5y
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GidgetsTreasures75
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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11-3-17: #novemberbythenumbers Such a great children's book about how all configurations of a family are good and loving. I read this to my daughter when she first realized her best friend had two moms. It was a perfect story to explain love is love is love 😍💖

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missdefying
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Picture book. A true story of 2 male penguins who are a couple and raise a chick. A beautiful, heartwarming & adorable story that serves as a great introduction for children to non-traditional families.

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FairyHighRoad
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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I took a Gender in Children's Lit class in college and this is one of the #diversepicturebooks we discussed. It's such a sweet story of two male penguins who raise an abandoned baby penguin. This was once a banned book even though it taught love is love, even in the penguin world. 🐧💙#marchintoreading

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whatthelog
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I love talking about queer lit *happy squirm*

#lgbt #lgbtliterature #weneeddiversebooks #DiverseBookBlogger

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GirlNamedJesse
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Berry reading a banned book for Banned Books Week! This is one of my favorite picture books anyway because it has love and family and penguins!

Carol 💖🐧🐧🐧💖 6y
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Carol
And Tango Makes Three | Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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Celebrate Banned Books Week! ALA, PLA, and library buttons, @outofprint socks and a wonderful book about love that some children still don't have easy access to read. #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge @RealLifeReading #bannedbooks #bannedbooksweek #socksunday

Theresa Love the socks. I have their banned books coffee mug & tote bag. 6y
Martyn_J_Pass AWSOME socks! 6y
angrylilasian I have the same socks!! 😆 6y
Sue Those socks!! 6y
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