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Marcel the Shell With Shoes On (Enhanced Edition)

Things About Me

Jenny Slate & Dean Fleischer-Camp

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

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.


Publishers Weekly Review

Oct 03, 2011 – 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.

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Customer Reviews

Absolutely Genius & Too Adorable!

I really can't imagine how the idea came about; it is borderline Genius & Crazy! My only regret, is that I didn't come up with it or that I wouldn't have...Genius! And it's a shame that I don't have kids but I can't wait to share it with my Friends & Family's that do, as I need an excuse to read it again!

JennyMc

Unexpected

My best friend and I love Marcel. We pretty much have memorized the first video. So when I came across this book a week before her birthday, I had to buy it. The whole time I was waiting for it to arrive( they didn't sell it in my local bookstores) I kept thinking. This is probably going to be so stupid. But when I read it. I laughed the whole time. It was nothing like I expected. I could hear Marcel saying all of those things and when I gave to my friend we both laughed until we cried. For Marcel lovers, it's a must have.

Super cute

This is by far one of the cutest books I've ever read. Great! Just great!

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On (Enhanced Edition)
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  • $10.99
  • Level: Grades K-3
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Children's Fiction
  • Published: Nov 01, 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group US
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 42 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3 or later and iOS 4.2 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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