November 3, 2011

One thing I adore is a gorgeous children's book, and I am pretty thrilled that one infamous little shell is having his story hit bookshelves this week.

After the incredible viral success of their youtube video, Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp were approached to move their character to new mediums. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me picks up where the video left off, touring the audience through various parts of little Marcel's life.

The book features beautiful oil paintings created by artist Amy Lind that perfectly capture Marcel and his surroundings. The authors chose not to photograph the images, to help remove the book from direct comparisons to the film, and I think it was a brilliant choice.

Marcel has also been issued as an audio book/app, and features narration by Slate, as well as some interactive screens to enhance the digital experience.

And what's next for Marcel? Plans are in the work for future books, and an accompanying television show and I for one can't wait to see more of this little shell's world.

Oh, and you can buy the book here!


Liz said...

Have you ever thought about writing a children's book - I think you have a gift with words and are an artist as well - just a thought. :-)

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