A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

eBook - 2018
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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 and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different. 100% of Last Week Tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.
Publisher: [United States] : Chronicle Books LLC, 2018
ISBN: 9781452176369
1452176361
Call Number: EBOOK HOOPLA
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Do you like bunnies? Or weddings? How about bunny weddings? Then you'll love this cheerful political satire featuring two boy bunnies getting married. Say it with me: awwwww!

List - Pride for Kids 2018
SFPL_Kids May 14, 2018

Have you ever wondered what the wedding of two boy bunnies might be like? Tthis book may have started as a parody for grownups, but turned out as a sweet and fun book for kids, too. Preschool-2nd grade.


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IntrovertReader
Nov 19, 2020

Marlon Bundo is the BOTUS, the Bunny of the United States. He lives a lonely life in a big, boring house until one day he meets Wesley, the most bunny-beautiful rabbit in the garden. It’s love at first sight. They decide they want to get married and hop together forever. But the Stink Bug tells them that boy bunnies can only marry girl bunnies. What can they do?

This is cute but it might work slightly better as a political satire for adults than as a straightforward picture book. Children will enjoy the lovely illustrations and the basic story as a kind of fairy tale but older readers will recognize Mike Pence, Marlon’s owner, and his political rhetoric as the Stink Bug.

Either way, the happily-ever-after, the importance of voting, and the celebration of differences both big and small are sure to please readers of all ages who believe, like Marlon, that “Stink bugs are temporary. Love is forever.”

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noelietrex
Aug 17, 2020

Thank you so much for making this book available to my 4-year-old son who insists that he wants a husband. Wether it's a phase or he was born this way, he loves this book!

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pondgrl
Feb 25, 2020

This is a very sweet story of 2 boy bunnies who love each other, and how everyone feels around them. It promotes acceptance and love for everyone. There are people who will not like the story, but all in all, it's a very uplifting tale.

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ssentena
Feb 16, 2020

Appparently, having a DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT counts as "offensive" in the Woke Era. Nothing in my comment is vulgar HOWEVER, those who happily scream "end fascism!" A
are more than wildly eager to muzzle those who have a different opinion.

Technically, this should be ZERO stars. I wasn't aware of the deplorable agenda of this terrible book until I sat down to read it with my sweet 5 year old. I felt blind-sided and duped. For those of you who may not be aware, this is a book that -hard as it is to believe- goes to great lengths to promote gay marriage to children. It goes even further, holding in contempt (and actually vilifying) those who hold different opinions (represented by an angry, demon-esque stink bug). We live in a world of contempt, where it is altogether too easy to run smear campaigns against an opposing belief, sayings things in PRINT that would be (hopefully) unthinkable to say to someone's face. Do you love someone who holds different beliefs than you do? Would you defend them if someone on your side viciously attacked them, as this "children's book" seeks to do to those who hold different opinions of marriage and family? This "children's book" deserves to be burned, for no other reason than that it promotes hatred of others. No one was ever won-over because they were screamed at and insulted. In penning this story, the party of "tolerance" proves they are anything but a propaganda machine, seeking a backdoor entry into the lives of anyone who dares to think differently than they.

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Amanimaher
Aug 05, 2019

The purpose of this book is to introduce children to same sex marriage. While tolerance of diversity and treating EVERYONE with love and respect are a must, I didn't like that there is no warning that this book discusses such matter. In my religion, this is a sin. Again, I respect everyone, but I don't celebrate sin. I wish there was a way to know what I was getting myself into.

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EljayJohnson
Jul 07, 2019

Words to live and hope by: Stink bugs are temporary. Love is forever.

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Beyhnji
Jul 03, 2019

Presented to a child without any additional context, this is a lovely story about bunnies who love each other. The greater context outside the book, and why it was made, however, is divisive. It begs the frankly unanswerable question: is intolerance of intolerance equal to tolerance? This story is written out of earnestness, and yet it was created out of spite. To those that believe intolerance of intolerance is still intolerance, the existence of this book should make them conflicted. To those that believe intolerance of intolerance is a form of tolerance, this book should make them feel validated. The greater discussion takes place outside the covers of this book, because it is a simple children's book which boasts a positive message. It is the children reading that are the only real winners. The adults reading, however, are obliged to reconcile the ideas of the book's own creation with their beliefs about how best to approach coexistence with people we disagree with. For that reason, this book absolutely deserves to live on library shelves for multiple purposes to multiple audiences.

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elfiereads
May 20, 2019

A surprising story....well done

JCLHeatherC Apr 18, 2019

My takeaways: Love is love. Friends support one another. Stink bugs are bad. Vote.

VaughanPLDianeB Mar 20, 2019

I really liked the way the topic of same sex relationships/marriage was approached. It's a sensitive and endearing read aloud that is well illustrated and gets the point across well about the importance of valuing differences.

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Oct 09, 2018

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