A lot has been going on this summer, and I look forward to updating my blog with lots of exciting news very soon!! In the meantime, I wanted to announce that Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been is now published! I had the pleasure of painting the illustrations for the first book in the series, which made it to the New York Times Best Seller's List and recently entered into reprints! The second book was equally as fun to paint, and it is an honor to be a part of the fun and hilarious world of Marcel the Shell! Buy the new book today in bookstores or online. The first book, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me, is also available in bookstores or online. I hope the fanciful world of Marcel brings joy, color, and laughter to your world!
The following images are paintings I created for the new book,
Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been
See images from the first book in the "additional works" section on my website
All images from the children's picture books Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been and Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me were painted by me (Amy Lind) and are © Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp. Both books are published by Penguin Books.
If you haven't checked out the videos that inspired the book series, click on the links below. It's definitely worth your time! There are now three videos - each under 5 minutes - and they all promise to have you in stitches. ;) They are created by the very brilliant Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp, who also co-authored the books.
Finally, I just came across these reviews of the first book. Couldn't help but share...
"Marcel the Shell is a mollusk on the rise."
"We basically can't get enough Marcel—ever."
"Our favorite anthropomorphic shell."
(The Washington Post)
"Charming Brooklyn-spawned viral video 'Marcel the Shell' is now a charming (and beautiful) children's book."
(New York Magazine)
"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)