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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cute story of two boy bunnies who get married.

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"For every bunny who has ever felt different"

Amazing! A must have to enjoy again and again!

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This cute, funny, and inclusive picture book has a positive message about celebrating who you are and loving who you want. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo takes a positive view of same-sex marriage and pokes fun at Vice President Mike Pence, giving The Stink Bug his hair color and style. But young readers probably won't make that connection.

Oliver, star of HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, released this book the same day that Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President -- written by Pence's daughter Charlotte Pence and illustrated by his wife, Karen Pence -- as a sort of prank inspired by Pence's stances on same-sex marriage and other LGBTQ issues. But even without that backdrop, the book works as a gentle story about falling in love and wanting to make a commitment. It sends a positive message to kids that they can be proud of who they are and love who they want. It also introduces the basics of democracy in an age-appropriate way.

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