The Bottom Line
- This is a true story
- Lovely artwork by Henry Cole
- A bit utopian for adult readers, but probably appropriate for children
- And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell
- Illustrated by Henry Cole
- Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- ISBN 0-689-87845-1
- Ages 4-8
- $14.95 Hardcover
Guide Review - And Tango Makes Three
And Tango Makes Three is the story of Silo and Roy, two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo. The zoo keeper notices Silo and Roy are not pairing up with female penguins, like the other males. Instead, they prefer the company of one another. "They must be in love," he thinks to himself.
Silo and Roy build a nest, but seem disappointed when they do not hatch a chick, like the other couples. The zoo keeper decides to help out and gives Silo and Roy an egg of their own to hatch. Enter baby penguin Tango.
Silo and Roy turn out to be great parents, and of course all the children love them. It's a sweet story recommended for children 4-8 years old from any kind of family.