Banned Books Week 2013: And Tango Makes Three

Can you imagine someone trying to ban penguins. Yeah okay they’re gay pengiuins but give them credit, they’re out an they’re proud. See, it’s difficult to tell the males from the females. So they could have pretended. Lived a life that was filled with lies. But no, they are living their life free. What do you say folks? Ban or Back the Penguins?

Words for Worms

Greetings Bookworms!

PENGUINS! You all already know that I am a card carrying penguin enthusiast. Actually, I don’t carry a card (though now I really want to MAKE CARDS) but I’m a huge ginormous penguin fan. In honor of Banned Books Week, I thought I could combine two of my obsessions in a review of And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. This book was released in 2005 and made quite a splash (pun intended.) It’s consistently topped the list of banned and challenged books since its release. How on earth could a kid’s picture book about penguins ruffle so many feathers, you ask?

Well… The two grown penguins snuggling on the cover? They’re both dudes. And Tango Makes Three is based on a true story of a pair of chinstrap penguins at the Central Park Zoo in NYC. Roy and Silo fell in penguin love…

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