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Review: Marcel

September 2, 2016



Marcel is a cute little French bulldog who lives in New York City.  He loves it there and thinks his human is the best in the world.  They keep running into the same man, which seems to please his human, but Marcel’s not so sure he likes it.  But then, one day, the new human in his life slips Marcel into his jacket and sneaks him into the museum and Marcel thinks this new arrangement just might work out.

Marcel by Eda Akaltun is an adorable picture book about accepting change.  Marcel is perfectly happy in his life and can’t understand why his human would want someone else in hers.  He thinks things are moving too fast and wishes everything would go back to the way it used to be.  When the new human does something special for him, Marcel realizes there is room for others in his life.

Young children will delight in the gorgeous illustrations of the cute little dog and will learn a lesson about accepting change and new people.  I think Marcel would be especially relevant for children who have a parent in a new relationship.

Ikid konnection new will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

I won this book from Flying Eye Books. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2016 5:46 am

    This sounds like a great book for kids, especially those in the same situation.

  2. September 2, 2016 7:58 am

    Oh, this looks so cute!!

  3. September 2, 2016 9:26 am

    Looks cute.

  4. September 2, 2016 9:38 am

    The cover would sell me!

  5. September 2, 2016 12:48 pm

    What a cute book!

  6. September 2, 2016 4:06 pm

    This sounds like a cute book about accepting change.

  7. September 3, 2016 10:12 am

    What a great way to talk about a new relationship without “talking about the new relationship” for kids.

  8. September 3, 2016 11:50 pm

    Kathy, my daughters and I are big fans of French Bulldogs. This sounds like a fun story with a good message for children. 😊

  9. Literary Feline permalink
    September 4, 2016 3:18 pm

    This sounds like it handles its subject matter well. I can see many kids benefiting from a book like this. Plus, a French Bulldog. That’s enough reason to read this one. 🙂

  10. September 5, 2016 11:06 am

    This sounds like such a sweet and helpful read. Love the illustrations!

  11. bookingmama permalink
    September 8, 2016 12:29 pm

    Marcel looks adorable. The illustrations are just precious!

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