Welcome Back!

User Name
Password
Not Registered?

Tell us a little about yourself.

My child’s birthday is (for newsletter customization):

Enter an email address:

This is where your newsletters will be delivered to and where GreatDad.com will contact you with your new account information.

father's forum

A place to discuss, learn and share ideas, thoughts and solutions.
Latest Posts

Nike shose
Posts: 2 Views: 60

Copiare borse omega
Posts: 2 Views: 58

Moncler Stivali
Posts: 1 Views: 48

Scarpe Burberry Mens
Posts: 3 Views: 48

Presa di pandora
Posts: 3 Views: 44

hi mom!

Would you like to share this site with your husband or a friend?

Just enter his email address and your name below and we'll let him know all about GreatDad.com.

His email address
Your Name

Fatherhood with a twist in children’s book

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 14-08-2008

The story of two male penguins and their daughter, titled And Tango Makes Three, has won a number of awards since it was published in 2005, although its latest accolade may be less welcome.

For the second year in a row the true story, written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnel, has topped the American Library Association’s annual most-challenged book list.

Some parents obviously object to the book’s portrayal of a nuclear family headed by gay dads, but to others it is a heartwarming tale that offers gentle lessons about non-traditional families.

It is based on the story of Roy and Silo, two chinstrap penguins at New York’s Central Park, who became a couple. After zookeepers watched the loved-up pair trying to hatch a rock, they gave them a real egg instead, which later hatched into baby Tango.

As in the book, the two penguins raised their daughter to adulthood, offering a parallel with the increasing numbers of gay dads bringing up children in the US and looking at issues like father and daughter relationships and parenting skills.

Other children’s books have also covered issues of gay parenting, such as Heather Has Two Mommies and Daddy’s Wedding.
ADNFCR-1662-ID-18592110-ADNFCR