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And Tango Makes Three

Title

And Tango Makes Three

Illustrator

Henry Cole

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780689878459

Genre

animal fantasy

Topic

Family Relationship; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Homosexuality; adopted child; gay parents

WorldCat Annotation

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.

Age Range

K-3

Family Formation

two fathers

Main Character

penguins

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male

Race/Ethnicities

Animals

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2005 Bank Street College of Education; Book Sense Kid's Picks, Fall,2005 American Booksellers Association; Booklist Book Review Stars , May 15,2005 American Library Association; Capitol Choices,2006 The Capitol Choices Committee; Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition,2006 H.W. Wilson; Choices,2006 Cooperative Children s Book Center; Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books,2009 Cooperative Children s Book Center; Kirkus Book Review Stars, June 1,2005; Notable Children's Books,2006 ALSC American Library Association; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,2006 National Council for the Social Studies NCSS; Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, May 16,2005 Cahners; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, July,2005 Cahners; Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, 2005 Winner United States; Lambda Literary Award, 2005 Finalist United States; Sheffield Children's Book Award, 2008 Shortlist United Kingdom; Storytelling World Resource Award, 2006 Honor Book United States

Keywords

zoo animals; penguins; familial behavior in animals

Item Type

Fiction