And Tango Makes Three

Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, and Henry Cole


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And Tango Makes Three by Richardson, Justin
Regular price $18.99
Regular price Sale price $18.99
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).

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: 06/01/2005
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.77h x 11.31w x 0.44d
ISBN: 9780689878459
Age: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.5
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 87170 / And Tango Makes Three

Award: Lambda Literary Awards - Nominee
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 05/16/2005 pg. 61
Ingram Children's Advance 07/01/2005 pg. 21
Booklist 05/15/2005 pg. 1657
Kirkus Review - Children 06/01/2005 pg. 642
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2005 pg. 508 - Recommended
School Library Journal 07/01/2005 pg. 81
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2005 pg. 287 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
ALA Notable Children's Books 03/01/2006 pg. 12
Newsweek 10/06/2008 pg. 8

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 written and illustrated more than 150 books for children, including Spot, the Cat; And Tango Makes Three; Oink?; and Little Bo in France. He is also the illustrator of With a Little Help from My Friends by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. A former elementary school teacher, he now writes and paints full time.