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Monday, August 6, 2012

Review: And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell
Illustrated by Henry Cole

This is the story of Roy and Silo, two boy penguins who were in love. They do everything together, just like all the other penguin couples. The only thing they can't do, is lay an egg. They found a rock that looked like an egg and tried to make that hatch, but of course, it didn't work. When the zookeeper has an extra egg from one of the other penguin couples, he let Roy and Silo have a shot at raising the baby penguin. The new baby's name was Tango. And they lived happily in the zoo.

I think this book is adorable and it's a great story. It made me so sad when Roy and Silo tried hatching the rock but it never worked. So I was very happy when there was another little penguin egg they could keep warm and have a little penguin baby from.

Chinstrap penguins.
Roy, Silo, Tango, and the other penguins in the penguin house are all chinstrap penguins. They get their name because of the black feathers that loop around under their beaks. Their love story is a true story. They currently still live in the Central Park Zoo in New York City, but now they are not together anymore. Check out this Wikipedia article on Roy and Silo (who I just found out, are both older than me!) for more information on them.

And Tango Makes Three was the number one book on America's most frequently challenged book list for 2010 and has been every year since it was first published.

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