And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole

Roy and Silo aren’t like the other penguins at the New York Central Park zoo. When all the other boy penguins pair up with girl penguins, Roy and Silo just seem to want to spend time together. When their keeper notices that they are displaying parenting behaviour with a rock, he finds them an egg that needs caring for. Roy and Silo are delighted! Finally, the egg hatches and little Tango makes three.

This is a really sweet book about families and caring for babies, with the added bonus that the parents are two male penguins. My son found the illustrations interesting (and baby Tango’s big grin had him cooing over how cute baby penguins are), and the text is just the right length on each page. It’s a solidly good book, with the benefit of being a great conversation starter about different kinds of families.

I really can’t recommend it enough!

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