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Marcel the Shell with Shoes on : Things about Me
by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-camp


Overview - View our feature on Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp s "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On."
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.
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More About Marcel the Shell with Shoes on by Jenny Slate; Dean Fleischer-camp
 
 
 
Overview
View our feature on Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp s "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On."
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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781595144553
  • ISBN-10: 1595144552
  • Publisher: Razorbill
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 42
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8

Series: Marcel the Shell #1

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Marine Life

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-10-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

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. (Nov.)

 
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