Author: ADA AKALTUN
Illustrator: ADA AKALTUN
Type of Book: HARDCOVER
Genre: CHILDREN’S BOOKS, AGES 3-7
Length: 40 PAGES
Publisher: FLYING EYE BOOKS
Release Date: SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Price: $16.95 USD / £11.99 GBP / $24.50 CDN
Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I received a free hardcover copy of this book and a super-cute matching tote bag through the Goodreads Giveaway program.
Oh my goodness, this book is Adorable – with a capital “A”
Marcel is a French Bulldog pup who lives in New York City with his human. This book is an interesting look at family and change through the eyes of of a beloved pet. It is also a love letter to the city of New York.
This is clearly a children’s book, but there are amazing touches and details that will appeal to adult readers as well. For example, Marcel’s favorite bagel shop is called “Ruff and Sons” and his human sometimes takes him for pampering at “Mani’s Doggy Day Spa.”
The book is hardcover with a lovely blue and white striped cloth binding. The illustrations, both on the cover and on the interior pages are done with a matte finish which goes perfectly with this book’s style.
There is absolutely nothing that I disliked about this wonderful children’s book and for that reason I rate MARCEL by Ada Akaltun as 5 out of 5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Judging by the picture at the end of the book, there is another “Marcel” book in the works and I will be waiting. I can’t wait to see what Marcel thinks of Paris.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:
Studying illustration at Central Saint Martins in London, Ada developed a love for traditional printmaking and collage, and began collecting paper ephemera, 50s fashion catalogues and old family photos to populate her increasingly detailed compositions.
After obtaining an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins in 2010, she joined Heart Agency who began to represent her in both the UK and the US. Since then she has worked for a wide range of clients including Herman Miller, Bafta, Krug Champagne and Pentagram NY among others – as well as taking part in a variety of exhibitions internationally. Ada is also a founding contributor to Nobrow.
Ada’s Clients include:
Herman Miller – BAFTA – Krug Champagne – Pentagram NY – BFI Publishing – TIME – Smithsonian Magazine – The New York Times – Financial Times – Bloomberg Businessweek – Education First – Huffington Post – Nautilus – Therapy Today – The Guardian – New Scientist – Condé Nast Traveller – The Telegraph – American Way – Johns Hopkins Magazine – Faber & Faber – New York Magazine – Nobrow – V&A Museum – Time Out – GreenSource Magazine – Elle Canada – Bulletin – Brunswick Review – New Statesman – Harvard Business Review – Eye Magazine – Reader’s Digest – Wired – Der Freitag (Germany) – Nature Magazine – Washington Post – Stanford Social Innovation Review – Brummell
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