Last week tonight with John Oliver presents a day in the life of Marlon Bundo

Jill Twiss

Book - 2018

"Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives at the Naval Observatory with his Grandpa, the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever ..."--Front dust jacket flap.

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Children's Room jE/Twiss Due Oct 12, 2022
Romance fiction
Picture books
San Francisco : Chronicle Books [2018]
Physical Description
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Main Author
Jill Twiss (author)
Other Authors
E. G. (Illustrator) Keller (illustrator)
Review by PW Annex Reviews

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver staffer Twiss debuts with an accomplished parody of Charlotte and Karen Pence's Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President (Regnery Kids). Bow tie-wearing bunny Marlon Bundo lives with his "grampa," Vice President Mike Pence, "in an old, stuffy house on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory." He is lonely and bored until the day he falls in love with bunny Wesley: "He was bunny-beautiful." Readers are sure to agree: Wesley is floppy-eared, butterscotch colored, and wears a geeky-chic pair of blue eye glasses. After a perfect day together, Marlon and Wesley announce plans to marry. Animal friends, including a badger, a bejeweled turtle, and a hedgehog, work together to defeat—via casting their ballots—the Stink Bug, an impish green figure in a suit and tie who insists that "Boy Bunnies Don't Marry Boy Bunnies!" While the most likely readers will initially be the adults who pick up on the allusions to Trump-era politics, there's much for kids to like in Keller's (a pseudonym of Gerald Kelley) funny, earnest cast of anthropomorphic animals. A portion of proceeds from sales go to the Trevor Project and AIDS United. Ages 5–8. (Mar.) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly Annex.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When Vice President Mike Pence's pet rabbit Marlon Bundo and another male bunny fall in love and decide to get married, they encounter opposition from a rule-making stink bug until their animal friends, who embrace individuality, decide to vote on the issue.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The story of a lonely bunny, Marlon Bundo, who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States, and the very special day when he met another boy bunny named Wesley that changed his life forever.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

100 percent of Last Week Tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.HBO's Emmy winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever...With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming bunny book for kids explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this better Bundo book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.