Author: Marlon Bundo and Jill Twiss
Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Marlon Bundo, a black-and-white rabbit sporting a colorful bow tie, lives in the home of “Grampa”, vice president Mike Pence. Marlon is lonely, but one morning after breakfast, he meets Wesley, a bespectacled brown rabbit. They spend the day together, hopping around in the garden and the house. They decide to get married, because they never want to hop without each other again.
Marlon and Wesley tell their animal friends, who respond enthusiastically. But the stink bug, who is “In Charge and Important”, yells at them that boy rabbits can only marry girl rabbits. He calls them different, and says that different is bad. The other animals speak up and tell him how each of them is different in their own way. They decide to vote on who is In Charge and Important, and the stink bug is voted out. Marlon and Wesley have their wedding, with their friends in attendance.
- How did The Stink Bug make Marlon feel for being different?
- How did Marlon’s friends support him?