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Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me Hardcover – November 1, 2011
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Marcel embodies the type of existence which I aim to live myself. He is kind, funny, and talented, and he lives at very low means (he "drives" a ~bug~). More importantly, though, is the quiet confidence he exudes. He IS tiny and he IS seemingly insignificant, yet he has found the facets of him that make him special (his voice, for instance), and he sees value in them- leading others to see value in them AND him. And that's a lesson I think every person needs; that regardless of the significance of your job or the weightiness of your talents or your place in the world, with a little kindness and self-confidence, it will be apparent to others that you ARE worthwhile, unique, and beautiful. Sometimes it's hard with all of the other struggling people in the world to remember this. Marcel so gently and so eloquently gives every one of us a pat on the back and reminds us to "like ourselves." He perfectly represents that little voice in us that nudges us to go forth and keep moving, even if there is no obvious reason to. The Marcel movies and book will ever so slightly shift your perception of the world and of yourself to just a little sunnier a vista.
And on top of all of this, he is so painfully adorable that when you read about his life in this beautifully crafted book, your heart will surely swell to double its size.
"Guess why I smile all the time."
"Because it's worth it."
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is perhaps the biggest and best underdog of modern youtube experience. As a tiny shell with shoes, Marcel gets caught up in many different issues, but he never let's them get to him. Instead, he keeps a positive outlook and replaces the things he doesn't have with things he did.
The World could learn a lot from Marcel. He has some self-esteem issues, but, he is a shell, so he gets over them quickly. He is optimistic to the very end, and always adorable.
If you aren't familiar with the character of Marcel, go to youtube nd watch the original video (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On) and then the sequel (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, 2). They are near masterpieces. Then buy this book. Kids will love it, adults will laugh at it.
I am 17 years old, and a pretty intellectual guy. Last year, after taking the AP exam for AP Biology, my teacher would let us watch youtube videos during class. This was one we kept watching. Marcel is an inspiration for all ages. Please don't pass him up.
(P.S. I think this review has a higher wordcount than the book itself, but the pictures are really really nice, and it is a nice keepsake/gift.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you have ever watched the video that made this little shell famous, you will be amazed at how much reading this book out loud will make you sound just like Marcel from the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. McKinney
Love the colors and pictures of this book! Of course you have to look up Marcel the Shell on You Tube if you haven't but I am guessing if you are looking at purchasing this book... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robbie G
poor quality photos, blurry. Too bad cause I loved the video.Published 9 months ago by Lena Y. Hayashi