Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tango makes three...a nyc yarnbomb

So, I put a call out to my friends when Finnegan was born for book suggestions. For the books that stuck out in their mind as the best children's books they'd ever read, and I got some truly great suggestions, but by far my favorite came from my friend Alex.He suggested Tango Makes Three. It's about a pairing of male penguins who hatch and raise a baby penguin from a mother who was unable to care for the egg. It's on the frequently banned books list everywhere. Because you know...kids will become gay if they know some boy penguins in New York City Central Park Zoo liked to cuddle. It happens all the time. I wish I could convey deadpan on the interwebs.

I love this book. If you are a halfway decent person who wants to have a kid with an open mind and an appreciation for the idea that successful relationships can come in all shapes and sizes, this is a great introduction to that idea. Finnegan is no stranger to the idea that someone can have 2 mommies or 2 daddies. I genuinely think this book helped him understand that.

One of the biggest selling points to this "Big East Coast Trip" was that he could go see Roy, Silo, and Tango at the Central Park Zoo, which we are definitely doing, and this yarnbomb will be found in the vicinity as an homage to a great book with a great message.

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