Saturday, October 4, 2008

Some Tango News

This article is distantly related to picture books, in that it's a continuation of the story that And Tango Makes Three is based on. My favorite line, however, is the last one:
One of the authors, Justin Richardson, said he was not at all forlorn over the breakup. He said that he and his co-author, Peter Parnell, have been devouring the news and opinion on the split, and are amused by conservative Web sites, which, he said, "seem to think that we must be terribly chagrined."

"This has not been our reaction," he said. "We wrote the book to help parents teach children about same-sex parent families. It's no more an argument in favor of human gay relationships than it is a call for children to swallow their fish whole or sleep on rocks."
So much for the penguin agenda.

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