My older daughter "invited" me to watch the Youtube video, MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON months ago. I couldn't help but laugh and love this character once I started watching. The combination of the visual, the voice and the humor drew me in.
This week, the picture book MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON: THINGS ABOUT ME was released. If you know the video, how could you not love the book? It is more fun info about a character we know. (I think I need to get the audiobook to go along with it, because what fun is Marcel without his voice?)
After reading the interview with the authors, I had even more insight into this phenomenon.
Then I discovered that Marcel the Shell has a Facebook Page and a Twitter Account!
And I just discovered that there is also a Marcel the Shell iPad/iPhone App!
Seems like Marcel is EVERYWHERE these days. I think this is a fun example of all the ways we can enjoy a character and his stories.
When my daughter showed the video to me over the summer, I laughed but never imagined this as a children's book. But, now that it is, it makes perfect sense. I think this is a character we will be seeing lots of in the near future:-)