And Tango Makes Three (Hardcover)
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This tenth-anniversary edition of the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family includes an all-new authors' note.
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 and Peter Parnell are the authors of the award winning picture book "And Tango Makes Three". Richardson is a psychiatrist on the faculty of Columbia and Cornell. Parnell is a playwright whose plays have been produced on and Off-Broadway. They live in New York City with their daughter, Gemma.
Peter Parnell is the co-author, with Justin Richardson, of "And Tango Makes Three". Peter 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 televison 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."