Last night in Santa Monica, real life couple and funny people Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp read from their new book Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me. Based on last year’s viral video sensation, the book explores the weird, imaginative world of Marcel the Shell with beautiful paintings by Amy Lind.
Books and Cookies, the children’s bookstore-cum-cafe hosted the event which included a showing of the latest Marcel video–sure to rack up another twelve million views. Slate, an “SNL” alum and Bored to Death regular, provides the charmingly scratchy voice of Marcel while Fleischer-Camp writes and animates. Things about Marcel gleaned from the book: he wears a pistachio helmet to climb a sandal, he sleeps in a muffin and calls it his “breadroom”. Things about Marcel to look forward to: another book is underway and a Marcel TV show is soon to follow. Don’t miss this unique book–a perfect gift for any child in your life but funny enough to warrant a spot on your bookshelf.