A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a 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 a...


Details A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

TitleA Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo
Author
Release DateMar 18th, 2018
PublisherChronicle Books LLC
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Fiction, Audiobook, Lgbt
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Reviews A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • Emily May
    2018-03-23
    If you don't know about this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs2Rl...Basically, two boy bunnies fall in love and get married in this beautiful book about same-sex marriage, democracy, and the importance of voting. There's a nasty stink bug causing some trouble, but the moral of the story is that, even though bad stinky bugs can get into office, we can also vote them out again!100% of the proceeds are being donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS ...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2018-03-30
    Stink bugs are temporary.Love is forever.I have read various picture books in my (short) life.Some were incredibly-illustrated.This one isn’t particularly so.Some were exceptionally-narrated.This one isn’t particularly so.Most didn’t leave their mark on me.This one did.Most didn’t make my eyes water.This one did.Most didn’t bring a smile to my face and held it there for five continuous minutes.This one did.Most didn’t prove to me that...
  • Darwin8u
    2018-03-19
    If you are going to read (or listen to in the bath) just one book about gay bunnies at the Naval Observatory, read this one. When I finish crying in my bath, I might tell you why.*****So here are a couple reasons why, now dry, as promised:1. Love is love.2. Friendship protects us.3. There are bad dudes in power.4. We can vote them out of power.5. It is fun to hijack, ironically, the Pence's rabbit for a worthwhile LGBTQ cause.6. I just found out ...
  • Caryn
    2018-03-18
    Subversive in the best wayAs the mother of a gay son who remembers the discrimination he suffered in his youth, I am happy this charming book is available now. If, through my purchase, I am also contributing support for gay rights while competing with the sales of that other book, I am even happier. Love is something to celebrate, not demonize.
  • Carol.
    2018-03-21
    A sweet little story about bunnies falling in love and the importance of voting, all in one.I would have passed, because I suspected it would be more of a publicity stunt than story, but I couldn't resist the audio cast: Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) as Marlon Bundo the bunny; Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) as Wesley the bunny; John Lithgow (Third Rock from the Sun) as Stinkbug, Jack McBayer (30 Rock); Ellie Kemper (The Office) as Dill Pric...
  • Cecily
    2018-03-20
    When is a rabbit a troll?There’s probably a very hot cross bunny at Number One Observatory Circle (the VPOTUS’s official residence, illustrated in this book), which is seasonally appropriate for the book’s release, even though hot cross buns are apparently not as widely eaten during Lent (the 40 days before Easter) in the US as the UK.Hot cross buns also seem apt, given the bizarre and recurring importance of baking (or rather, refusing to ...
  • Trish
    2018-03-20
    Stink bugs are temporary; love is forever. Marlon Bundo is a boy bunny. But not just any bunny. He's the BOTUS (Bunny Of The US). He lives with his grandpa, the Vice President. One day, Malon meets another boy bunny and falls in love. He wants to marry the boy bunny he has fallen in love with and all their animal friends get ready for the wedding. But then the stink bug tries to stop them. This book was written by John Oliver, the host of HBO's L...
  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
    2018-03-19
    This sweet little audiobook is only 7 minutes or so long.Is it super special? YES! It's about love and good friends and two adorable bunnies who just want to be together and hop around the garden. Forever. Together. I think that's a lesson all children should become accustomed to at a young age.Also, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of it goes towards The Trevor Project and AIDS United. AND it comes with the added bonus of sticking it to VP Pen...
  • Daniel Rose
    2018-03-18
    Love IS forever! Sure, I bought the book to give a middle finger to Mike Pence and the anti-LGBTQ zealots, but it also benefits a wonderful cause. Having said that, it's a very cute book that I would let any child read because it's about love. And, loving people (animals and bugs in the book) that are different. And yes, I feel a bit hypocritical after what I said about Pence and his I'll, but I don't claim to be perfect. Buy this book!!!
  • David Schaafsma
    2018-03-21
    A surprisingly sweet book by John Oliver that co-ops the Pence bunny (the BOTUS!), makes him gay, and has him fall in love with another (male!) bunny. Not a vicious political book, in case you were wondering. And not disrespectful to Pence or his family or the office of the VPOTUS or the flag or country, really. Something that is actually appropriate to read to littl'uns. Buy this book, because all the proceeds go to great causes.
  • Ray
    2018-03-20
    This is sincerely a great children's book with a positive message about accepting people who are different, and about taking up the responsibility to vote. I couldn't recommend this more for kids. Remember, unlike stinky bugs who like telling people what to do, love is forever...The audiobook in particular has a great cast, very cute and well done. Thanks, Last Week Tonight! (that was money well-spent)
  • Tori Thompson
    2018-03-18
    Awww... what a sweet silly book!Yes, it took me less than five minutes to read it, and cost $12, but it is sweet, and silly, and has an AWESOME message, and the proceeds g9 to a great cause! Bunnies should marry whomever they want!
  • Jenny
    2018-03-18
    Brilliant. I bought it to stick it to the VP, and fell in love. Well done John Oliver et al.
  • Trish
    2018-03-20
    Stink bugs are temporary; love is forever. Marlon Bundo is a boy bunny. But not just any bunny. He's the BOTUS (Bunny Of The US). He lives with his grandpa, the Vice President. One day, Malon meets another boy bunny and falls in love. He wants to marry the boy bunny he has fallen in love with and all their animal friends get ready for the wedding. But then the stink bug tries to stop them. This book was written by John Oliver, the host of HBO's L...
  • Rachel Ramirez
    2018-03-23
    Normally I avoid books that are super hyped until some of it dies down. In this case, I jumped on the trend train and bought the audiobook available on Audible. I mean it was only $1.50 with tax, all the proceeds go to two wonderful charities (The Trevor Project and AIDS United), and you get a book about a cute bunny finding love and its political voice within its community. What's not to like?This book is really adorable! I really like the messa...
  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*
    2018-03-20
    This is adorable.John Oliver strikes again!
  • Khadidja
    2018-04-02
    i listened to the audio book (cause i LOVE Jim Parson) i really enjoyed this short story, and loved it even more when i found out that it did better in terms of sales compared to Mike Pence's book *You Go, gay Marlon Bundo*! Love is Love
  • Rachel
    2018-03-18
    A very sweet and thoughtful story about love, friendship and democracy -- sort of like a phenomenological version Animal Farm, but written for the elementary school set. While it is true that this book was written in part to protest a cruel social movement, there is nothing cruel or snarky in this book. It's just a lovely story about love.
  • Chris
    2018-03-21
    Marlon Bundo is not a godfather, or at least he doesn’t seem to be. It is important to know this. This picture book is a response to the Pence family book about their bunny rabbit and a plea for tolerance. And as my students would say, “it is as funny as shit”. Yeah, I’m not sure how shit is funny either. I mean, okay, I suppose if you have been constipated and then you go No 2, it might as good as shit. But what sort of weird tickling sh...
  • Rob
    2018-03-19
    This book is no jokeA Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo is 100% child-appropriate, and teaches that you should never be ashamed of who you are or about who you love. The art is lovely. As a bonus, all of Last Week Tonight's profits benefits The Trevor Project. Wonderful.
  • HEIDI SMITH
    2018-03-21
    Bun-derful, Bun-freshing, Bun-rilliantI loved it! Every child and classroom in the world should have a copy. One star on purpose...in the spirit of John Oliver and others who are turning the tables with humor, intelligence and the best kind of humanity. Bundo and Friends for President!!!
  • Sprinkles
    2018-03-21
    Adorable gay bunnies, charming illustrations, and a clever little story? I'm all in. I watched John Oliver and the animated teaser of the story made me misty-eyed, so I bought it on Kindle. And, it's for a great cause. Can't troll bigotry any cuter!
  • Celia
    2018-04-02
    Cute book. Teaches that you can be different and accepted.
  • Kasa Cotugno
    2018-03-28
    I bought this not only because it is the work of John Oliver, but also because of the distribution of royalties to a worthy cause. Also to virtually spit in the eye of vpotus because of his warped values. The fact that I enjoyed it was just icing on the cake.
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    2018-04-14
    This started as a joke on the John Oliver show, a response to the Mrs. Mike Pence children's book about the bunny Marlon Bundo, but it's actually super cute and follows children's book format very well, with repetition, simple message, positive. I'd read it to kids! When I saw there was an audio version, I decided the money would go to a good cause. Voices like Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, Ellie Kemper, John Lithgow, Jack McBra...
  • Peridot
    2018-03-18
    A Tour de ForceThis is a beautifully illustrated, amusing children's book that teaches tolerance and love. It also demonstrates fairness and kindness. I shall be providing this book to every child I know from now on. This is what true Christian love is supposed to be about: Love thy neighbor as thyself. That means acceptance with no judgment. Judgment is for the Lord.Now we need to work on that Love thy enemy thing folks ignore all the time. Than...
  • Amy
    2018-03-20
    The sweetest story!! Highly recommend the audiobook with its all-star cast of narrators, including Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, Ellie Kemper, John Lithgow, Jack McBrayer, and RuPaul. Because it doesn't matter if you love a girl bunny or a boy bunny or eat your sandwich backward or forward. Stink bugs are temporary. Love is forever. Last Week Tonight will be donating 100% of its proceeds from this book to The Trevor Project and ...
  • BWT (Belen)
    2018-03-19
    Absolutely Wonderful!A sweet and loving tale for children to show love wins out in the end.The audiobook features powerhouse voice talent and, at just over 7 minutes long, is totally worth the quick listen.This is definitely a children's book - its not just a metaphorical middle finger to Pence, though I suppose it will serve that purpose as well. LOLProceeds go to great charities. Love is love! ❤
  • Shadowdenizen
    2018-03-31
    What is NOT to love about this?? John Oliver is a genius, and the adorable art captivates from the beginning.The fact that it trolls the VP and proceeds are given to LGBT charities is just icing on the cake.And also get the audio-book, if at all possible. Some wonderful voice-acting!