Viral YouTube Sensation Marcel the Shell Embarks on New Adventures in Just Released Video and New Book Out Today

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Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been by Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate goes on-sale today while the new Marcel the Shell YouTube video, just released, has already gone viral, trending on Twitter, Facebook, Buzzfeed and more!

Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been

The least surprised I’ve ever been was when Marcel returned to steal our hearts again in this profound trip across space, time, and the living room.-- Razorbill publisher, Ben Schrank

“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Three” has just been released, and this time our hero Marcel the Shell finds himself outside the house for the very first time. Says Marcel: “I like it when sometimes people get stuck in places and they start to tell secrets,” and goes on to reveal new insights about shrimp, where he wears deodorant, and sings a heartwarming song he learned at camp.

“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” the first short film about Marcel, created by Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate in 2010, has now garnered over 23 million YouTube views, and their first picture book, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me, published in 2011, went on to become a New York Times bestseller.

With the video just released, Jenny and Dean are also sending Marcel on another big, new adventure… all the way across the apartment! Kids and adults alike will delight in Marcel's second illustrated adventure, MARCEL THE SHELL: THE MOST SURPRISED I’VE EVER BEEN, on-sale today (Razorbill October 21, 2014, $18.99; Hardcover).

Says Razorbill publisher, Ben Schrank: “The least surprised I’ve ever been was when Marcel returned to steal our hearts again in this profound trip across space, time, and the living room.”

In MARCEL THE SHELL: THE MOST SURPRISED I’VE EVER BEEN Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is walking on the blanket when he is unexpectedly launched high into the air. Tumbling through space, the bird's-eye view offers our small friend not only a glimpse of the important things in life--his beloved Nana who sleeps in a fancy French bread, a stinky shoe, and a monstrous baby--but also a much bigger picture.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me gave us a peek into who Marcel is in his everyday life. In MARCEL THE SHELL: THE MOST SURPRISED I’VE EVER BEEN, we get to see Marcel out of his comfort zone and off of his two shoed feet as he learns that sometimes the most wonderful discoveries are the ones we least expect.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jenny Slate is a writer, comedian, and actress. Slate is currently starring in the critically acclaimed film, Obvious Child which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and also stars in the FX comedy series Married. She has also appeared on House of Lies, Parks and Recreation, Girls, Comedy Central's Kroll Show and is a Saturday Night Live alum.

Dean Fleischer-Camp is a writer, director, and artist whose work has screened at film festivals around the world. Dean and Jenny are married and live in Los Angeles, California.

Praise for Marcel the Shell

“Close-ups and aerial views allow readers to share the diminutive mollusk's perspective and wonder at his self-reflective aplomb. Visually clever and verbally unusual.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been

“The new Marcel the Shell book is the cutest.”
—MTV.com on Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been

“Marcel the Shell is a mollusk on the rise.”
—People

“Our favorite anthropomorphic shell.”
—Entertainment Weekly

“We basically can’t get enough Marcel -- ever.”
—Glamour

“Charming Brooklyn-spawned viral video ‘Marcel the Shell’ is now a charming (and beautiful) children’s book.”
—New York on Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me

“Utterly charming”
—The Washington Post on Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me

“If you thought the viral video for Marcel the Shell with Shoes On was charming, check out this…new children’s book featuring Marcel.”
—The New Yorker on Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me

“The sky is the limit for this winning, winsome, wee mollusk.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me

“[Authors Slate and Fleischer-Camp] wisely expand Marcel’s world beyond the three-and-half minutes of their video…when readers get a (very) close up view of Marcel through a magnifying glass…it’s clear that this is not your average protagonist.”
—Publishers Weekly on Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me

ABOUT RAZORBILL

Razorbill is an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. Titles include the #1 New York Times bestseller Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, which celebrated its sixth year on the bestsellers list this fall with more than 1.5 million copies in print, the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and the #1 bestselling Golden Lily, a Bloodlines novel, both by Richelle Mead, and, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, to publish in Spring, 2015.

Other upcoming titles include a fully updated The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in the Fashion Industry, as well as Rookie Yearbook 3, edited by Tavi Gevinson, also on-sale today.

MARCEL THE SHELL: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been    
By Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate                         
Penguin/Razorbill; October 21, 2014                                
ISBN: 9781595144560; 42 Pages                                        
Ages 5-8/ $18.99

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Elena Stokes    
Founding Partner, Wunderkind PR
elena[at]wunderkind-pr[dot]com, 917-887-0784

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