Roy and Silo are Chinstrap penguins living in the Central Park Zoo. They aren't noticed much by the girl penguins, but they don't mind because they have each other. They like to swim together, sing to each other, and even build a nest together. One day Mr. Gramzay, the zookeeper, brings them an egg in need of nurturing. Roy and Silo are faithful parents, keeping their egg warm and trading off on sleeping and sitting duties. Their perseverance pays off when the egg hatches and out peeps little Tango! Parenting is hard work, but Roy, Silo, and Tango are one happy family and are cheered on by the children who visit the zoo.
Based on a true story, this children's book has been banned routinely since its debut in 2005. Read more about why and where in the New York Public Library's article, Banned Books Week: And Tango Makes Three.
Find And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell in our Children's collection.