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I recommend these titles for anyone who has ever been owned by a cat ... avoid drinking whilst reading: otherwise choking might occur * Coffee, Cookies and Chili Peppers Blog * --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Simon Tofield is an award-winning animator who lives in London.
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Product Details

  • Series: Simon's Cat
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (September 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446560065
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446560061
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Sarasnee on September 11, 2009
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I was a little afraid Simon's Cat would be lacking because you can't hear his little mews, but it's just as funny if not more! Tofield does a great job with little "mini-strips," and stories that every cat owner can appreciate. There is a ton of variety, and it's ALL illustrated brilliantly! Absolutely hilarious!

I love the antics of Simon's Cat. His expressions are absolutely priceless.
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I have been enchanted by Simon's Cat on YouTube for 2 years now. I wasn't sure how this would come across in book format but it is brilliant! It maintains the same tone with its wordless cartoons - and every picture defintely tells a story. I am owned by several cats and Simon definitely understands feline behavior and portrays it indescribably well.

I have several cat lovers on my Christmas list who will be getting copies of this wonderful book. I look forward to more from this creative genius!
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Simon's Cat book is probably the most brilliant of the kitty books in market. Funny, creative and real. Sometimes I think this cat is real. Of course, his antics can hurt Simon when he is asleep or watching tv but he is so adorable you're able to forgive him. What has struck me most is that how Simon's graphics teach us to treat animals humanely and with special care. I am one of the fans and it is an excellent book. Loved it. Plus this book makes a great gift.
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I think we've gotten to the point where we're all pretty comfortable (or at least familiar) with the idea of the webcomic that is later turned into a book. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the most famous example of this, but it happens all the time. A webcomic becomes popular, and inevitably there's a print edition. Far rarer is the webvideo that makes the successful leap from short film to paper. Over the years the "Simon's Cat" web series has garnered millions of fans. So obviously, a book was going to be the next step. Considering how well Tofield animates cat behavior, you could be forgiven for not really believing that his images would translate to static comics. As it happens, not all his images do work, but the bulk of them stand on their own very well and the result is a comic collection that improves on those old Garfield strips of yore.

In hundreds of small comics, a neckless cat of indeterminate age or breed does the things cats do. Destroys. Yearns. Yearns to destroy. The images are simple pen-and-inks. No color. That's about the long and short of it, really.

The reason the book version of "Simon's Cat" works is twofold. First, Tofield doesn't caption his images. There's a webseries out there (now also a book) called "Garfield Minus Garfield" which highlights how unfunny that particular cartoon cat is by removing him from comic strips, leaving only his owner. It's a definite improvement. "Simon's Cat", in contrast, uses visual gags entirely and it works so much better. It's like watching a sitcom without an annoying laugh track. You don't need words for certain kinds of visual storytelling.
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I absolutely LOVE the videos online. They are brilliant, so accurate and true! But I thought the book was a bit disappointing. I give it 4 because it is great for what it is, I just thought it will be more like the videos.

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.
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I absolutely adore these cartoons and whenever I'm feeling down I'll either read a bit of Simon's Cat or watch one of the shorts. They are absolutely cute and hilarious. In so many ways cat acts as a real cat would and reminds me very much of my late cat Pouncer. I very very highly recommend Simon's Cat to all cat lovers and those looking for light hearted cute laughs alike.
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If you are a fan of Simon's wonderful YouTube channel, or a lover of cats and their antics, or if you like funny comic books. Everyone knows that there are gazillions of cats on line--cartoon videos, real life videos, and, of course, LOLcats. With all these cats, do we really need a cartoon book, esp. one who already has millions of internet fans? After reading and re-reading Simon's book, I say an emphatic YES! This format draws the reader into a different world than that of video, and it conveys a different layer of enjoyment--one in which the reader "participates" in the action because s/he must imagine and interpret what goes on "between the frames" in order to achieve "closure" which we need for understanding. (I've been reading a bunch of graphic novels lately, and I also read and recommend Scott McCloud's excellent book, "Understanding Comics") I'm a big fan of LOLcats, too, but the books derived from these, like many books based on websites don't really have anything new or interesting to say, and are often a disappointment. Simon's Cat, in his very own book, helps the reader to identify with both him as well as Simon in his life as a cat, and with Simon as the human whom he owns, FTW.

(Unfortunately, real life calls me away, so check back later; I'll write more later. I hope that this paragraph adds to the discussion about the book, and why I like and recommend it. BFN.)
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