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).
"A touching and delightful variation on a major theme." — Maurice Sendak
"This wonderful story of devotion is heartwarming proof that Mother Nature knows best." — Harvey Fierstein
"Charming! And Tango Makes Three proves that all kinds of love can create a family." — Wendy Wasserstein
"A little miracle for children. Funny, tender, and true, the story of Tango will delight young readers and open their minds." — John Lithgow
*"Cole's pictures complement the perfectly cadenced text...Those who share this with children will find themselves returning to it again and again...for the two irresistible birds at its center and for the celebration of patient, loving fathers who 'knew just what to do.'" — Booklist, starred review
Justin Richardson, MD, is the coauthor, with Peter Parnell, of the award-winning picture bookAnd Tango Makes Three. Dr. Richardson is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia and Cornell and the coauthor ofEverything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask). Dr. Richardson and his advice have been featured inThe New York TimesandThe Washington Post, on theTodayshow and NPR’sMorning 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, ofAnd 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 playQEDwas produced on Broadway. He has written extensively for television as a producer for bothThe West WingandThe Guardian; he has also written episodes of Maurice Sendak’s seriesLittle Bear. He lives in New York City.
Henry Cole has written and illustrated more than 150 books for children, includingSpot, the Cat;And Tango Makes Three;Oink?; andLittle Bo in France. He is also the illustrator ofWith a Little Help from My Friendsby John Lennon and Paul McCartney. A former elementary school teacher, he now writes and paints full time.