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Monday 23 of November 2020

Team that spoofed Pence book has new picture story


This cover image released by HarperCollins Children’s Books shows “The Someone New,
This cover image released by HarperCollins Children’s Books shows “The Someone New," a parable about welcoming outsiders, by Jill Twiss and illustrator EG Keller, scheduled for release on June 4. The story tells of a forest in which a chipmunk worries that the entrance of a snail will ruin the world he knows. The publisher will donate some proceeds to a charity aiding immigrant children. (HarperCollins Children’s Books via AP),This cover image released by HarperCollins Children’s Books shows “The Someone New," a parable about welcoming outsiders, by Jill Twiss and illustrator EG Keller, scheduled for release on June 4. The story tells of a forest in which a chipmunk worries that the entrance of a snail will ruin the world he knows. The publisher will donate some proceeds to a charity aiding immigrant children. (HarperCollins Children’s Books via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The creative team that brought you the best-selling parody of the Pence family rabbit has a new book coming.

Writer Jill Twiss and illustrator EG Keller are collaborating on “The Someone New,” HarperCollins Children’s Books announced Wednesday. Scheduled for June 4, the book is a parable about welcoming outsiders. It tells of a forest in which a chipmunk worries that the entrance of a snail will ruin the world he knows. The publisher will donate some proceeds to a charity aiding immigrant children.

Twiss is a staff writer for John Oliver’s HBO program. She and Keller worked on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” which spoofs a picture story by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence by making Bundo a gay rabbit.

Twiss and Keller have also agreed to a second book for HarperCollins. Details will be revealed at a later date.

Last month, the Pences announced they would publish two more books about Bundo.