Marlon Bundo, that lonely bunny who’s been making headlines this week, will be making his Australian debut next month, with the local release of this bestselling new children’s book.
The book, A Day in the life of Marlon Bundo, was launched by comedian John Oliver earlier this week on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, and is in response to the similarly titled book penned by Vice President Mike Pence’s daughter, Charlotte, and wife, Karen. The book has already skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller charts since it was launched, beating the Pences’ book to the top spot.
Marlon lives at the Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. with his Grandpa: the Vice President of the United States. Marlon’s life changes when one day he meets the bunny of his dreams: Wesley. The two decide to get married, much to the disgust of the Stink Bug, who believes, “Boy bunnies can’t marry boy bunnies!”. Marlon and Wesley’s animal friends rally around the happy couple, exercise their democratic rites, and vote out the Stink Bug (shouldn’t be too hard to guess who the Stink Bug is supposed to be). Eventually, the two bunnies get married, surrounded by all their friends.
This charming children’s book, written by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss, and beautifully illustrated by EG Keller, explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy with a sincere message of tolerance and advocacy. 100% of the Last Week Tonight’s proceeds will be donated to the Trevor Project and AIDS United. Founded in 1998, the Trevor Project is the leading US organisation providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ identifying young people. Whilst, AIDS United is dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States.
As Amit Palley, the CEO of The Trevor Project states: “This book has an important message for all LGBTQ youth: That they are worthy of love and should be proud of who they are. That’s a message we can all believe in.”
A Day In The Life of Marlon Bundo gets its Australian release on April 27th through Chronicle Books / Hardie Grant Books with a RRP of $27.99. For more information about the work done by The Trevor Project click HERE, and AIDS United HERE.