Feb 4, 2010

Simon's Cat by Simon Tofield



Simon Tofield's Simon's Cat is a collection of cartoons that speak volumes about cat ownership and cat psyches.  The cat has a one track mind -- food.  The cat finds a variety of ways to get his owner's attention, including hitting him over the head with a baseball bat, like in this video.  The cat has not only become a YouTube sensation, but this book is likely to become equally successful.

Some of the best cartoons in the book involve Simon's cat acting like a bird feeder or bird bath hoping to catch birds.  Through simple lines, shapes, and caricatures, Tofield creates an instantly recognizable and lovable cat.  There are subtle changes to each image that make the laughs even bigger.  Readers should check out Simon Tofield as he discusses how Simon's Cat developed and how he came up with the name.  Readers may find that the cartoon reminds them of other cartoon characters like Garfield, though Simon's cat doesn't have a dog to worry about or make look ridiculous.




Simon's Cat by Simon Tofield can provide readers with hours of entertainment, laughs, and fun.  Through self-deprecating actions, Simon's cat gets into all kinds of trouble and makes a lot of messes, but he's still adorable.  A cartoon book for any cat lover, those that need a good chuckle, and it would make a good gift for any occasion.

FTC Disclosure:  I receive my copy of Simon's Cat from A Circle of Books in a giveaway win.  Clicking on title and image links will go to my Amazon Affiliate page; No purchase necessary, though appreciated to fund international giveaways. 



I'm also counting this as my 8th book for the 2010 New Authors Challenge.

11 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I gave this book to someone for Christmas who has five cats, and she was immediately turning to every page and saying, "Oh yes! This is familiar!" etc, and loved it! It's a great gift for cat lovers!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Jill, I'm one of those people that has five cats! These little clips of Simon's cat just crack us up. This guy has truly captured the essence of cat. One of these days my daughter and I will just need to sit and have a marathon on You Tube!

Serena said...

I love that he's captured cats so well in these cartoons. My cats all act this way! Sandy, I totally did a YouTube marathon when I was looking for videos for this review!

DCMetroreader said...

Simon's cat sounds abit like my dogs (and cats to a lesser degree) -- always obsessed with food!

Anna said...

This looks like such a fun book. I loved the bird bath/bird feeder pics you showed me at lunch. Very funny!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

bermudaonion said...

I enjoyed this book and we don't have a cat. A few of the cartoons reminded me of our dog.

Staci said...

I have to get my hands on this book!! Those youtube videos were great!! Thanks for the laugh today!

Jenners said...

I need to give this to my sisters-in-law who have 5 cats. I'm sure they'd get a kick out of it.

Ti said...

Books like this one make great gifts.I keep stuff like this in my office and when co-workers come in they always browse through them. I love cats too so this one sounds great.

Jess - A Book Hoarder said...

Wow this is seriously hilarious! The reason it is so funny is because it is so true. My cat is crazy just like Simon's Cat. I love "Fly Guy" that is something that has happened to me too many times.

I MUST pick up this book.

Marie said...

I love Simon's Cat- so funny :-)