A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, by Jill Twiss, Marlon Bundo (Inspiration), E.G. Keller (Illustrator)

19 May
day in the life of marlon bundo


One of the sweetest books I’ve ever read.

My 6yr old granddaughter is already a BIG READER, and I couldn’t wait for her to come home so I could read this to her (she can read, but I wanted to read it to her). When I finished, she closed the book and studied the cover with a big smile on her face. “I REALLY like this book!” she said to me.

It’s the cutest of stories. What it is not is a political or social message. The story isn’t about understanding when someone is different, or even that who you love shouldn’t matter. The real message was that being different is normal, and that it’s abnormal to think otherwise.

Being different is NORMAL. That is the very simple message in the story. It’s told so simply, and the book is so full of happiness, that you don’t feel weighted by a Big Message in the story. You just want to open back to page one and read it all over again.

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