AUTHORS = Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell
ILLUSTRATOR = Henry Cole
GENRE = FAMILIES
INTEREST LEVEL = ALL AGES
This is a delightful picture book about families: their differences and their similarities. Roy and Silo are two male penguins who live in Central Park Zoo and are best of friends. They swim and sing and walk together just like all the other penguin couples. And when the other couples make nests and hatch eggs, Ron and Silo try and copy them, sadly without success. Eventually, their keeper, Mr Gramzay takes pity on them and gives them a real penguin egg to hatch, and thus Tango comes into being, making their family unit complete. The softly textured, realistic and detailed illustrations in this picture book complement the gentle story line beautifully. And the Author’s note at the end (explaining the factual basis behind this tale) only adds to the warmth of the whole book. A picture book that is sure to be enjoyed by readers of any age.
A deserving winner of numerous awards.
Highly Recommended (dma) *****