Internet sensation Marcel the Shell, star of stop-motion animation Marcel the Shell with Shoes On by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp, has some big news — he will be starring in his own picture book from Razorbill. According to Publisher’s Weekly, “the picture book, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me, will be published on November 1 with a 100,000-copy first printing.” The book will apparently also include oil paintings of Marcel, and it will be published at the same time of an “interactive version of the book and a downloadable digital audio version recorded by Slate, who voices Marcel’s character.”
If you have yet to die over Marcel the Shell, whose “documentary” won Best Animated Short at the 2010 AFI Fest, click below.
Glad to see the little guy getting the fame he has earned, being so durn cute’n'all.
However — for me, a huge chunk of its cuteness comes from the voice. Do you think the book will be as funny as the video, even with the audio companion?