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.
I 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.