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Garfield Chews the Fat: His 17th Book (Garfield #17)

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  1,184 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Who's back in the limelight again? It's Garfield! Leading the world in most naps snoozed per year, perfecting the art of eating without coming up for air, and discovering that dessert is the most important meal of the day. Garfield's back, and we've got him right where we want him!
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Ballantine Books (first published February 18th 1989)
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Jonathan Katz
Jun 28, 2007 Jonathan Katz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another one of my favorite Garfield's
azhar
Apr 18, 2007 azhar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
no review necessary, i think...just buy it already!
InaY
Sep 28, 2007 InaY rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
same as always garfield is a cure for a bad day..
Novi Maizir
Aug 27, 2007 Novi Maizir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Garfield forever!!!!!!
Katie
Jan 28, 2017 Katie added it
Shelves: animal-strips
Davis, Jim. Garfield Chews the Fat: His 17th Book, Ballantine, 2009, pp. 31–40.

pp. 31-40 color

Summary:
Love food? Love animals? Love jokes? "Garfield" doesn't disappoint with simple, timeless [mostly food-centered] jokes for all ages.

Visual Keywords:
- multi-panel
- sequential
- color
- bubbly
- medium ink

Text Style:
- cartoon
- all caps

Potential Readers:
- kids
- teens
- adults
- animal lovers
- cat lovers
- pet owners

Awards:
- none noted

Other:
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Conan Tigard
Garfield Chews the Fat is a book just packed to the brim with the funny, fat cat named Garfield. Supported by Jon and Odie, Garfield makes his way through life trying to eat and sleep as much as he can. Mondays take their toll on this cat, although, since he doesn't work, I'm not sure why he really cares. And since he is the fattest cat around, the threat of Diet Week always hangs over his head.

Jim Davis has created quite a few chucklers in this book. There were not a lot of storylines, and I fo
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Melissa
Nov 22, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I owned this book as a kid. I read it so many times the pages started to fall out. I checked it out from the library recently and was surprised to find I remembered every single strip. It's so funny how stuff is hidden in your brain that you can still recall with a little prompting. The 4 star rating is mostly for nostalgic reasons. Obviously my tastes have changed because nowadays I find Garfield only mildly amusing.
The Badger
Jul 08, 2016 The Badger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was addicted to these as a kid. I drove my parents insane following them around demanding, "Read this one!" I'm sure that my Dad regretted owning a bookstore. As an adult, I foster cats, and every foster kitten has a picture taken in a box labeled "to: Abu Dhabi." None of my two personal cats are obese, but one is especially adept at tossing chihuahuas off furniture using only one paw...
Abby
Oct 08, 2016 Abby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just in time since it's already ber months! I really love Garfield! He's so funnyyyyyy! Can't wait to read more about him, Jon and my fave, Odie!
Dominique Cheung (The Book Vault)
Couldn't help it--I'm a Garfield fan and I spotted this at the library the other day and picked it up and devoured it! He might be a spoiled cat but Garfield can be pretty funny.
Angela Joyce
Apr 08, 2011 Angela Joyce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun
This is hilarious and utterly diverting, especially on an airplane when everyone's got a depressing film like "Black Swan" on their seatback screens (not that that ever happened to me or anything!).
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I like Garfield; you can never go wrong with fat cats!
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James Robert "Jim" Davis is an American cartoonist who created the popular comic strip Garfield. Other comics that he has worked on are Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat, Slapstick, and a strip about Mr. Potato Head.

Jim Davis was born in Fairmount, Indiana, near Marion, where he grew up on a small farm with his father James William Davis, mother Anna Catherine (Carter) Davis, brother Dave, and 25 cats. Davi
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