Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (Hardcover)

By Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss, EG Keller (Gerald Kelley) (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452173801, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 18, 2018

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

100% 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 picture 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 children's book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.


About the Author

MARLON BUNDO is a very fun bunny who recently relocated to Washington, D.C. from his home in Indiana. He enjoys hopping through the garden, eating all his vegetables, and hula-hooping.


Praise For Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

"An affirming book for children that goes beyond the adults-only type of parody titles that have gained popularity in recent years." --School Library Journal

"This is a spectacular children's book, one that stresses the most important lessons of love, democracy and acceptance...I won't wreck the ending, but I will say there is good reason to make this a bestseller. Any children's book that can move me to mist up because, ultimately, love does conquer all, is a book worth sharing."
--The Star-Ledger

"This cute, funny, and inclusive picture book has a positive message about celebrating who you are and loving whom you want." - Common Sense Media

"It's unbelievably adorable." --Scary Mommy

"Hilarious and charming."
-People Magazine

"Good for a chuckle for adults who support LGBTQ rights." -Kirkus Reviews

"Every once in awhile, you come across a book that is not only well-written, but that had the potential to be revolutionary. A Day In The Life of Marlon Bundo is one of those books, especially because it is a bold, humorous, and heartening tribute to 'any bunny who has ever felt different'. Similarly, it is also a jab at the 'Stink Bugs' of the world who don't understand how others can lead lives unlike their own...an important book that acknowledges and celebrates our differences."
-Davenport, IA Library

"Bedtime stories are great for putting kids to sleep, but in our house, we prefer stories like A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo that help us stay woke."
-Misha Collins, Actor, Activist and Parent

"...an ideal children's book for a new generation and a Pride-approved addition to any coffee table."
- Boise Weekly

"What makes A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo particularly strong is that, while an unabashed political parody, it also stands on its own as a children's book. It would have been easy for John Oliver's team to lean heavily on the gimmick of satirizing a loathed figure in American politics, but they instead focused on developing a charming story with genuinely funny jokes, making a story for kids that have little interest in keeping up with the news (which would be most kids)."
-Globe & Mail

"An accomplished parody. there's much for kids to like in the funny, earnest cast of anthropomorphic animals."
-Publishers Weekly

"Above all, this is a sweet and funny book about of tolerance, friendship, and the one message even our youngest kids can grasp perhaps more easily than perhaps any other: Love is love. I know my own kids would love getting this for Easter." - Cool Mom Picks

"A work of political satire that is also a great children's book." -Anita Silvey, author of 100 Best Books for Children and Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book

"A joy... Ignore the grumbling about Oliver turning the bunny America deserves into a metaphor for partisan politics, because the book is a 40-page triumph."
-Esquire