Adopting Isaac

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

And Tango Makes Three

So I read about this in one of my groups. Some of the women I talk to read this to their kids who just love it. So I had to do a little follow up research. What a great book!! Who knew it was real? I can't wait to run out and buy it! The small part I read online almost made me cry. Adoption hormones LOL

And Tango Makes Three (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, April 26 2005 ISBN 0-689-87845-1) is a children's book written by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and illustrated by Henry Cole, based on the true story of Roy and Silo, two penguins in New York's Central Park Zoo, who for a time, formed a couple. The book follows part of this time in the penguin's lives.

The pair were observed trying to hatch a rock that resembled an egg. When zookeepers realized that Roy and Silo were both male, it occurred to them to give them the secong egg of a mixed-sex penguin couple, a couple which had previously been unable successfully to hatch two eggs at once. Roy and Silo hatched and raised the healthy young chick, a female named "Tango" by keepers, together as a family



At 5:09 PM , Blogger Frances said...

Yes, it is a sweet story. We added this last year to our children's library.


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