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Marcel the shell with shoes on : things about me

by Slate, Jenny, 1982-

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy E SLA
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Children's Easy
Call Number  E SLA
Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E SLA
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Easy Fiction
Call Number  E SLA
Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP PIC SLATE
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  JP PIC SLATE

Meet Marcel, a shell. He has shoes and a face, and friends, and a whole life. It's not exactly like your life or mine, so that is what this book is about. That is what it's all about.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Marcel, the tiny, pink-shoed, one-eyed shell from the 2010 award-winning viral video hit, would like to take you on a tour of his home. Confidentand comfortable in his oversize world, Marcel shares with readers his favorite activities like climbing a sandal once a year and helping himself to a large popcorn at the movies, which to discerning eyes is one large kernel. Sweet, yet fierce and charmingly exuberant, Marcel's final farewell will send kids to bed without much fight. Painted renderings of photographs seamlessly incorporate Marcel in each scene, creating great scale shots of the tiny tour guide. The softness of the lines lend a dreamlike quality, but the feel is realistic as Marcel sits among everyday objects like softball trophies and slices of bread. Slate, once a member of the Saturday Night Live cast, and Fleischer-Camp should knock it out of the park with Marcel's anticipated TV show, so look for requests once it hits the airwaves.--Jones, Courtney Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly 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. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Shells -- Juvenile fiction.
Fantasy fiction -- Juvenile literature.
Painting, American -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York, NY :Razorbill,2011
Contributors Fleischer-Camp, Dean.
Lind, Amy, 1983- illustrator.
Language English
Notes Marcel is a creature with one eye and pink shoes and he lives in a shell. Detailed paintings illustrate the scenes as he describes his day around the house.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781595144553
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