And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnall and Henry Cole

Bibliographic Information:  Richardson, J., Parnell, P., & Cole, H. (2005). And Tango makes three. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Annotation:  In Central Park, there was a zoo, filled with families.  Inside the zoo, there was two male penguins, Roy and Silo.  Roy and Silo did everything together and were in love.  They soon realize, they couldn’t do one thing that the other couples could do, make a baby penguin.  Mr. Gramzay, the zoo keeper, had an idea, which was to give Roy and Silo an egg that needed to be cared for.  After time had passed, the egg hatched, creating Tango.  Tango was the first penguin in the zoo to have two daddies.

Genre:  Fiction

Grade Level:  1st Grade – 3rd Grade

Interested Readers:   Readers who are interested in animals and a cute story could be interested in this.  Readers who have either two mothers, or two fathers could also be interested in this because of relating.  This book could also be used within the classroom if a students have questions about same-sex couples.

Personal Response and Rating:  I thought this book was very enjoyable and had a great meaning behind the book.  I enjoyed how the book was about loving someone no matter what and it is okay to be unique.  I would give this book a 5/5 star rating.

Text-Dependent Question:  Why did Mr. Gramzay give Roy and Silo an Egg and How did Tango get his name?

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