Team that spoofed Pence has new picture story, on immigrants

The book is about a forest in which a chipmunk worries that the entrance of a snail will ruin the world he knows

By AP in New York
  • Published 18.01.19, 1:49 PM
  • Updated 18.01.19, 4:44 PM
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Writer Jill Twiss and illustrator EG Keller are collaborating on The Someone New, HarperCollins Children's Books announced on Wednesday 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 on 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 programme. 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.