Vice President Pence's wife and daughter write book about family bunny, Marlon Bundo

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Cover of the children's book written from the perspective of the Pence family rabbit, Marlon Bundo


Vice President Mike Pence's pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo, will be featured in a children's book — written by Pence's wife, Karen, and his daughter, Charlotte.

The book, which will be released in spring 2018, focuses on the BOTUS (Bunny of the United States) as he follows around his "Grampa" Mike Pence.

Marlon, the Instagram-famous pet, made the announcement on his Instagram account Friday morning to his 14,800 followers. 

According to a  news release from Regnery Publishing, Karen Pence used watercolors to illustrate the book, while Charlotte Pence wrote the book from Marlon's perspective.

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Marlon Bundo and the other Pence family pets have gained national attention as they've made appearances at the White House and taken rides on Air Force 2.

After the death of one of the family's cats, Oreo, the Pences welcomed two new pets in June: a kitten named Hazel and a puppy named Harley. They have another cat named Pickle. 

A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to: A21, dedicated to eradicate human trafficking; an art therapy program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health; and Tracy's Kids, an art therapy program for children with cancer.

Call IndyStar reporter Kaitlin Lange at (317) 432-9270. Follow her on Twitter: @kaitlin_lange.

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence let children pet their family rabbit "Marlon Bundo" during and event with military families celebrating National Military Appreciation Month and National Military Spouse Appreciation Day in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building May 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. The vice president hosted about 160 spouses and children of the active duty U.S. military members.


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