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And Tango Makes Three

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

23 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

It's a hit with the kids

I bought this book last xmas for my nephew who just turned four. He was drawn to the penguins and immediately started flipping through it and has demanded his mom read it many times since. It's very engagingly written and nicely illustrated. And it's also a TRUE story. ...
I bought this book last xmas for my nephew who just turned four. He was drawn to the penguins and immediately started flipping through it and has demanded his mom read it many times since. It's very engagingly written and nicely illustrated. And it's also a TRUE story. There really are gay penguins at the Central Park Zoo that have raised a chick. Anyway, the 4 year old gets it, which is good considering that he has gay relatives and family friends. It's a great way of reinforcing that in our world being gay is positive and utterly normal. The only people who would not like this book are the kind of people who raise their children to be ignorant and hateful.

posted by Anonymous on January 9, 2008

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10 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

If you've read this far you already know the book is about 2 mal

If you've read this far you already know the book is about 2 male penguins who were given an egg to hatch, so you're already forewarned. But don't let anyone 'guilt' or intimidate you into buying this book. To say it celebrates love in the animal kingdom is a lie. O...
If you've read this far you already know the book is about 2 male penguins who were given an egg to hatch, so you're already forewarned. But don't let anyone 'guilt' or intimidate you into buying this book. To say it celebrates love in the animal kingdom is a lie. One of the authors is a psychiatrist who, as the book jacket details, specializes in family dynamics, so the intent of the book is to suggest we can extrapolate from penguins to people. He should know better. Penguin parents are not at all like people parents -- each penguin needs to fish for itself in the wild, so penguins trade off time on the nest, and as a result, there really are no specialized roles in penguin parenting. So two male penguins can incubate and egg and feed a chick just fine. But humans do have specialized roles. To Dr. Richardson, I would say, the emperor has no clothes, but the emperor in this analogy is not a penguin. To be more clear, the psychiatrist may have great credentials, but he has no common sense. Sure, gay people can be loving and deserve to be treated with dignity, but they cannot replace an intact family with complementary parents. What a sad way to mislead kids, teaching them at a young age to compromise their standards.

posted by 9190144 on June 9, 2012

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