Marcel the Shell with Shoes on

Marcel the Shell with Shoes on Cover

Marcel the Shell with Shoes on

Things about Me

By Jenny Slate; Dean Fleischer-Camp; Amy Lind (Illustrator)

Razorbill, Hardcover, 9781595144553, 42pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

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.

About the Author

Amy Lind" is Mary Ellen Heintz Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Faculty Affiliate of Planning and Latin American Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She is the editor of a volume in the "Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide", the author of "Gendered Paradoxes: Women's Movements, State Restructuring and Global Development in Ecuador" (2005), and has published additional articles and book chapters on women's movements, transnational feminisms, and sexual politics in the Americas.