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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (329 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer-Camp Narrator: Jenny Slate Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781101539590
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 2/19/2014

    " How cute is Marcel the Shell?! Plus, it's a fun book to read aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raeleen | 1/31/2014

    " I didn't realize that it would be bits straight out of the videos! I loved the videos though, so this was still enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 1/29/2014

    " An acquaintance of mine showed me the Marcel the Shell with Shoes on video the other day. It was both creepy and hysterical. She said there was a book, too, so I tracked it down. It's a bit different from the video, but has the same strange charm. Marcel likes himself, has adventures, regrets his lack of a dog, and goes to bread when he gets sleepy. Might be more appealing to adults than to kids, but hey, they'll be in stitches. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Deming | 1/24/2014

    " They really should have reconsidered the font. Nearly illegible in places. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cory | 1/23/2014

    " I have no idea what just happened, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maren | 1/23/2014

    " I just happened to see this on display at my local library and had to check it out. Nothing can top the YouTube videos, but the book was a great reminder of Marcel and his very special personality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 1/22/2014

    " I LOVE this book! I read it with my granddaughter and then we watched the youtube video and then we read the book again. It is a delightful children's book that also made this adult smile, big-time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hillary Troutman | 1/20/2014

    " This is a great book to show kids what a hermit crab is and it has great illustrations! The humor keeps kids involved and it keeps them guessing what will come next. Great to use for creating predictions. I also like to read this book first before reading the story, "Shells" with my 4th grade students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/15/2014

    " Two of the things that make the video work are Jenny Slate's voice and the absurdity of Marcel in real world scenes. It could be a better picture book if it either ventured further from the video or resembled it more closely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Edward Sullivan | 1/14/2014

    " Maybe it works better as a film. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian Warren | 1/2/2014

    " Love this fun book about a hermit crab that has adventure in a home. Would be wonderful for a writing lesson about using another person's point of view. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 12/26/2013

    " The best line: "Some people say that my head is too big for my body and then I say ... Compared to what?" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rochelle | 12/20/2013

    " Fans of the Marcel the Shell YouTube video will enjoy this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 12/18/2013

    " I thought this was just a little strange. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christen | 12/8/2013

    " I would give this book a higher score, but the text is SO HARD to read. Not reader friendly, at all. The illustrations are fabulous and Marcel exudes personality - once you've been made to squint at the penmanship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 11/26/2013

    " Loved Marcel!!! If you enjoyed the book, make sure to watch the short film. Wonderful, A smile for every page! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 11/25/2013

    " This is too funny when read along with the audio from the publishing company's website. Not sure what the kiddos thought, but I was laughing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Kuzma | 8/10/2013

    " The book did contain some little know facts that were not uncovered in the youtube video. I can hear the voice of Marcel as I read this story. And now I hear there is a Marcel the Shell With Shoes On Two. I will have to watch that although the original would be tough to beat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 3/19/2013

    " 36 months - not my kind of read. O seemed a bit more interested than myself but I think we both finished the book wondering why... We could really live without this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 1/27/2013

    " Not really sure what to think of this one. A little wierd and a little creepy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colby Sharp | 12/16/2012

    " This book was weird, but I think I like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 11/28/2012

    " I love the videos, but not sure if the idea translates as well to a book. I think Marcel looks kind of scary in the painted style. And I'm not sure kids would really get the fact that he's tiny until a few pages in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/11/2012

    " This book was sweet and came from very creative minds. My only beef is the illustration team of Lind and Erickson get a teeny tiny shout-out which isn't right- In my opinion (Good Wife) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 8/21/2012

    " Marcel!!! I love this book just as much as I love the video. I laughed out loud while reading it. It has been the highlight of my day. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elisabeth | 6/17/2012

    " so conflicted. I super love Marcel but I didn't love this book at all, which is basically a picture book version of the video. I HATED the font - and can't imagine any kid (are kids the intended audience??) being able to read it. It just falls flat without Jenny Slate's voice I'm afraid. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shelli | 5/29/2012

    " This book was terrible. The dry humor was not funny. The cursive weird lettering would probably be impossible for the ONLY age group that would like this book to even read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 5/26/2012

    " Those who have seen the video will perhaps appreciate the book more. It is very amusing, especially when you can hear Marcel's voice in your head as you read (the voice from the video). The text was difficult to read at times, and If I found it difficult, I'm positive students would. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 4/14/2012

    " I love this book! And Layla cracks up every time Marcel says he's gonna go to 'bread' :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Komos | 2/8/2012

    " If you love Marcel the Shell, you will love this book! I'd highly recommend following the link on the back of the book to be able to listen to Marcel narrate the story. It's just not the same without that voice! "

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