If you watched HBO’s Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver a few weeks ago your would be fully aware of the brilliant children’s book they released. While I could go into the reasons why they released the book, I feel this doesn’t keep in tone with the site so I will just focus on the book itself.
The book which is entitled “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” is a political satire children’s book taking the mick out of both Vice President Mike Pence’s views on gay marriage and his book called “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President” which is about a bunny called Bundo following Vice President Mike Pence around for a day. If your unsure why Mike Pence has a book about a bunny it basically comes off his real life bunny that has gained a large fan base online.
Anyway back to Last Week Tonight’s book “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” which while makes great political satire also carries an important message of tolerance while going into the issues of same sex marriage. Done in a charming way that is both entertaining for adults and charming for children plus importantly educational.
Basically the story follows the life of a bunny name Marlon Bundo who meets and falls in love with another boy bunny. The story follows these loving bunnies on their journey to marriage which isn’t easy due to the political stupidity that surrounds gay marriage and that all I’m going to say as I don’t wish to spoil this utterly charming and important children’s book.
You might not think that political satire and children’s book mix that well however “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” pulled it off brilliantly with it’s stunning illustrations and charming story telling. A must have book for any parents who wishes to teach tolerance and understanding to their children.
Having sold over 180,000 in the first two days of sales this is a must have book for any parent, child or adult (who enjoy some fun satire). The book can be found at BetterBundoBook.com and on Amazon here. All proceeds from the sale will be going towards non-profit organizations the Trevor Project and AIDs United.