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Simon's Cat Paperback – September 24, 2009
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Whether through the animated toons or the books, every cat owner will find a behavior that will make you think to yourself "That's my cat! My cat dives me nuts with that! How did they capture the behavior so perfectly??" Animator/creator Simon Tofield brings so many kitty quirks to his drawings (animated on YouTube and still on paper) it's really hard not to enjoy them. What can I say? Simon's Cat just makes me happy. I got this ebook on sale for $1.99 and that's about what I want to pay for it. I have a very hard time wrapping my mind around spending 8 or 9 bucks for ANY book, much less one that can be read in about ten minutes, (even if that book is REALLY cute!) but my beef with the rising cost of e-books is for some other place. If you just want to giggle at some cute cat drawings, you'd be hard pressed to do better than the little fatty known as "Simon's Cat".
What makes this book interesting was that whilst the first two were about the cat exploring the home and then the backyard / beyond the fence, this book has the added layer of being about sibling rivalry and kids being mischievous to each other or their parent. So the new character, which unlike book two's hedgehog and birds, has a much clearer defined role and makes it easier to relate to.
As per usual Tofield's drawings are gorgeous, and it is easy to relate to the situations. Also featured are the dog, the hedgehogs and birds make a return and (my favorite) the turtle. The reason I'm dropping a point is this: there are stickers that come with the book, but the page is bound into the middle of the book, so you can't really remove them, without having a blank page or a missing drawing. Its not a big deal because they are gorgeous and if they had not been bound in odds are you'd loose them :) .
The other reason is there is a guide of how to draw the various characters and this is fantastic but he left out the turtle, and that's just an outrage!
If you enjoy the videos and either of the previous books (or are a cat person), odds are you'll enjoy this one. I think title is distinctly better than the second, though maybe not quite as good as the first.
I love the antics of Simon's Cat. His expressions are absolutely priceless.
Simon's cats is probably one of those books that is best read as a book (like the Garfield strips) and not on a kindle.
Buy the book, definately, but dont buy a kindle version.....
My saying I dont like it, in no reflection on the book, it is a reflection on downloading it to a kindle... I love Simon's cats and will always... I am looking at actually buying the book.
I didn't like how a lot of the drawings were very "comic" like and similar to Garfield. What I love about Simon's videos is how they "simply" represent perfectly his cats and cat-like behavior. Those little things of a cat chasing and being this or that, interacting with Simon, his owner.
The book had a lot of things that had nothing real to do with cats but sort of Garfield type comic and not really like his videos.
All in all, I enjoyed the book. Just wish it had more cat and Simon and less cat acting human.