"And Tango Makes Three" is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. 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 get the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own. Selected as an ALA Notable Children's Book Nominee and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist, "this joyful story about the meaning of family is a must for any library" ("School Library Journal," starred review).
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 illustrated more than fifty books for children, including "And Tango Makes Three", "Oink?", and "Little Bo in France". A former elementary school teacher, he now writes and paints full time.
"A touching and delightful variation on a major theme."
"This wonderful story of devotion is heartwarming proof that Mother Nature knows best."
"Charming! And Tango Makes Three proves that all kinds of love can create a family."
"A little miracle for children. Funny, tender, and true, the story of Tango will delight young readers and open their minds."