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Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things about Me

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ISBN13: 9781595144553
ISBN10: 1595144552
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Publisher Comments:

Millions of people have fallen in love with Marcel. Now the tiny shell with shoes and a big heart is transitioning from online sensation to classic picture book character, and readers can learn more about this adorable creature and his wonderfully peculiar world.

From wearing a lentil as a hat to hang-gliding on a Dorito, Marcel is able to find magic in the everyday. He may be small, but he knows he has a lot of good qualities. He may not be able to lift anything by himself, but when he needs help, he calls upon his family. He may never be able own a real dog... but he has a pretty awesome imagination.

Review:

"Like the popular Internet video it's based on, this picture book stars a pink-shod, one-eyed snail shell who is happy to discuss his habits, preferences, and inner life, while revealing a life that's both miniature and writ large. Slate, an actress, and Fleischer-Camp, a director, wisely expand Marcel's world beyond the three-and-half minutes of their video, though they hang onto some of its most beloved lines. The artwork trades the jerky animation of the original for Lind's thick, luminous oil paintings, which provide a fittingly off-kilter realism; when readers first get a (very) close-up view of Marcel through a magnifying glass, his mouth agape and single goggle-eye gleaming, it's clear that this is not your average protagonist. In deadpan narration, Marcel shows readers his home ('This is my Breadroom. It's a Bedroom. But I sleep in a piece of bread') and nearby attractions like the aquarium (a goldfish bowl) and a toy-filled amusement park. True, you don't get to hear Marcel's singular squeaky/scratchy voice, but the hip, young parents buying (and perhaps most excited about) this adaptation will be itching to try out their impressions. Ages 5 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Jenny Slate, the voice of Marcel, is an alum of Saturday Night Live and plays Stella on HBO's Bored to Death. Dean Fleischer-Camp is a writer, director, and animator whose work has screened at film festivals around the world. They live together in Brooklyn, New York. Watch the video and learn more at: www.deanfleischercamp.com.

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Linda York, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Linda York)
The best book to make a terrible day amazing!
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CEM, November 26, 2011 (view all comments by CEM)
Cute and charming. My 4 year old asks to read it over and over. Marcel is a little shell who reminds us to enjoy the simple things in life.
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DougG, October 28, 2011 (view all comments by DougG)
I LOVE the video, but this kind of smacks of crass commercialism...and most of the charm of the video (i.e., the voice of Marcel) is lost in print. I think a much better idea would have been to do another (ot two or three) more videos....
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781595144553
Author:
Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp
Publisher:
Razorbill
Author:
Slate, Jenny
Author:
Fleischer-Camp, Dean
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series:
Marcel the Shell
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
42
Dimensions:
6 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 5

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Product details 42 pages Razorbill - English 9781595144553 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Like the popular Internet video it's based on, this picture book stars a pink-shod, one-eyed snail shell who is happy to discuss his habits, preferences, and inner life, while revealing a life that's both miniature and writ large. Slate, an actress, and Fleischer-Camp, a director, wisely expand Marcel's world beyond the three-and-half minutes of their video, though they hang onto some of its most beloved lines. The artwork trades the jerky animation of the original for Lind's thick, luminous oil paintings, which provide a fittingly off-kilter realism; when readers first get a (very) close-up view of Marcel through a magnifying glass, his mouth agape and single goggle-eye gleaming, it's clear that this is not your average protagonist. In deadpan narration, Marcel shows readers his home ('This is my Breadroom. It's a Bedroom. But I sleep in a piece of bread') and nearby attractions like the aquarium (a goldfish bowl) and a toy-filled amusement park. True, you don't get to hear Marcel's singular squeaky/scratchy voice, but the hip, young parents buying (and perhaps most excited about) this adaptation will be itching to try out their impressions. Ages 5 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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