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ISBN: 0689878451

ISBN13: 9780689878459

And Tango Makes Three

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The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family is narrated by award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris in this book and CD package. At the penguin house at the Central... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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It was very heartwarming!

I had purchased this book a while ago and even to this day, I still love it! Although I'm not of the younger demographic, I've introduced it to my family and younger siblings and they like it too! It's a great book to show that love is a beautiful thing, these two amazing male penguins decide to become parents to this adorable baby penguin. It makes you want to cry when you read that it was based on a real story. It's a story that states a powerfully clear message: this wonderful family dynamic and relationship between the penguins is no different nor less natural than anything else that is considered "normal" or "conventional". It presents to children the idea that love is and can be presented in different bonds and connections between different people and that's 100% okay and valid. I would love for more books like this to be created and be in stores everywhere! I'll keep this book forever so that my own children will have a chance to read and learn these great messages as well. I highly recommend it to others!

a true story and a lesson in tolerance

I am a kindergarten teacher and I find this book to be an excellent way to demonstrate "alternative" kinds of love. It's not "political" although it has been controversial. It's a true story about 2 male penguins who become close companions and who nurture and egg and baby penguin together. It didn't shock my students. They take life how it is and recognise love and goodness. I highly recommend this book for every elementary class!


I had never heard of this book before until my boss bought it for my daughter for Christmas. All I have to say is this is a magnificent book that shows the differences of families and that anyone that wants to have a family deserves it. Granted, it's about penguins, but it still makes a very important point. I want my daughter to be raised with tolerence of people that are different and of families that might not be your conventional family. I don't want her to grow up thinking that certain groups of people shouldn't get to have the same rights that her mommy and daddy do. This book is a great start.

And Tango Makes Three

What a wonderful book. This story of two male penguins who were given the chance to nurture an egg and the penguin chick they hatched had me smiling from page one. My five year old was enchanted and I know that it will be a frequent re-read. I love the message of diversity, the story that's told in a loving way but mostly I love the illustrations. The fuzzy penguin chick pictures alone are worth the price of the book.

Wonderful true story that will open minds and warm hearts!

This is a true story of two male penguins in the Central Park Zoo that decided that they were a couple. They built a nest of rocks like all the other couples and sat on the rocks hoping for a chick like all the other penguins. With a little help, they ended up with their own special family. What a wonderful way to introduce children to the concept of different types of families! The love they have for one another is so touching and natural. It proves that these bonds form quite naturally and that the love shared is just as valid as in the traditional family.

And Tango Makes Three Mentions in Our Blog

And Tango Makes Three in Celebrating Banned Books During Banned Books Week
Celebrating Banned Books During Banned Books Week
Published by Karen DeGroot Carter • September 27, 2020

Since its launch in 1982, Banned Books Week has helped raise awareness of the many literary works that have been banned and/or challenged by individuals and groups across the U.S. through the years. To start the week off, let's take a look at some of the most frequently-challeneged or removed books from the last 20 years.

And Tango Makes Three in In Honor of Banned Books Week, Let's Ban Banning Books Once and for All
In Honor of Banned Books Week, Let's Ban Banning Books Once and for All
Published by Beth Clark • September 24, 2018

Okay, maybe we can’t eliminate censorship (yet...#goals), but we can celebrate Banned Books Week with gusto by reading all of the stories that someone (or someones) tried to silence, destroy, or restrict access to. Here are 50 of the most frequently banned and/or most recently challenged books, along with the "who, why, and how" of literary censorship in America.

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