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Simon's Cat (Simon's Cat #1)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  3,577 ratings  ·  224 reviews
Simon Tofield's animations have taken YouTube by storm. Now, the feline Internet phenomenon makes his way onto the page in this first-ever book based on the popular animated series. Simon's Cat depicts and exaggerates the hilarious relationship between a man and his cat. The daily escapades of this adorable pet, which always involve demanding more food, and his exasperated ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 24th 2009 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2009)
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Tea Jovanović
Hilarious! Pure joy! Must read! :)
Being a huge fan of the Simon's Cat videos that are posted on youtube, I had to see if this book was just as good. It was FUNNY... but... I did love the videos so much more. Still worth taking a look at though. :)
I've been a massive fan of the Simon's Cat videos on YouTube for several years now so when I found out a book was being released last yearit was the top of my Christmas list & I was very excited to receive a copy from my friend. This is a book I've dipped in and out of regularly throughout the year & it always managesto make me laugh, evenif I'm having a bad day. Simon Tofield has perfectly captured the mischievous nature of every cat I've ever known and nearly all of the antics his cat ...more
Napísať dojem o knihe, v ktorej netvoria príbehy písmenká ale obrázky, to je tak trochu výzva. Simonova mačka, hoci pre mňa je to skôr kocúr, je zbierka krátkych i trochu dlhších príbehov o tom, ako vám mačka dokáže "znepríjemniť" život a pobaviť tým celé okolie. Autorov humor je priamo geniálny, pretože prostredníctvom jednoduchej kresby a jediného obrázku dokáže zázraky - predostrie tu celý príbeh od začiatku do konca, hoci sa dívate iba na jeho záver, ktorý vás navyše pobaví. Viac či menej. P ...more
JG (The Introverted Reader)
This is apparently based on some popular YouTube videos of the same name. I've never heard of it, but since I almost never go to YouTube, that's not saying much. Still, I saw the title on the Goodreads giveaways list and decided to enter to win a free book. I have a cat, and who doesn't love a good cartoon about cats? I was lucky enough to win a copy.

This was cute. I think every cat owner will recognize their cat in these pages. The way he's always begging for food, plotting to catch the local w
Christine (booktumbling)
I am not sure if it is because I am owned by two cats that I am in love with Simon’s Cat by Simon Tofield. I had actually never seen the You Tube animations but after reading the entire book yesterday and giggling, nodding my head in agreement, falling out of my chair, wiping tears of laughter and recovering from that stiffness you get in your cheeks due to smiling so much, I jumped on the computer and started the laugh-fest all over again. This is such a happy-hearted, joyous book and the autho ...more
It's a funny series of cartoons about the cat that belongs to Simon. Hence Simon's Cat. Based on the successful series of YouTube cartoons this book attempts to extend that success to print. Sadly, while funny, it's not quite on a par with the short film versions. Those really are hilarious, these are 'only' pretty funny...
Sep 21, 2009 Memizuki rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone of all ages
“Simon’s Cat”
By Simon Tofield

WOW! I don’t even know where to start. First, this book came to me by mail and I forgot that I promised to review the book, so I was confused where the book came from. The book arrived on a gloomy Saturday morning that I wasn’t feeling to well. This is the best surprise ever!

Simon’s Cat isn’t per say a “word” book, and maybe some knew that and knew what to expect. I opened it up standing in the kitchen and didn’t stop laughing until I finished the book in 15 mi
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 ...more
Cute book and if you are a cat lover I bet you can really relate to those situations. I'm not a catowner but I love the illustrations and the many hilarious moments that Simon's cat got himself into. Although there were some illustrations that I didn't understand the meaning behind the picture, but it was an enjoyable book.

And those youtube videos were really cute! If you are interested, here's the link to Simon's youtube channel: Simon's cat
I really didn't know what to expect with Simon's Cat. It was on the best sellers under "Comics & Graphic Novels" on Amazon, so I wanted to give it a go; as it seemed, at the very least, cute and silly. Apparently, Simon's Cat has a YouTube channel, he's a pretty popular cat.

Anyway, I requested it at my local library...I had to wait a while, the cat seems to be rather appealing to all ages and had quite the queue. Well, I was having a bit of a bad day, I turned to Simon's Cat to cheer me up,
All of the Simon's cat books are fabulous, fun reads if you have and love cats.

Simon Tofield not only knows and can draw cats very well, he captures the special, unique qualities and behaviors of our feline friends that makes them such enjoyable companions.
Fans of Simon Tofield's videos of Simon's Cat will love this book that comes out on September 24, 2009. The book, Simon's Cat, captures the lightheartedness and humor of the escapades of the video shorts. The graphics are simple but enchanting.

A sure hit with cat lovers, even those of us without pets are sure to enjoy the playful stories and naughty tricks that Simon plays on the family dog, neighborhood birds, and his "master." I particularly like the frame with the cat and the frozen birdbath
What can I say other than absolutely adorable! I love comics though generally dislike digital comics, but I was in a Simon's Cat kind of mood. Adorable content and reads very well on landscape mode
Gracias Memeee (Alexis) por este regalo tan hermoso. Cada página y cada ilustración me saco una sonrisa ...more
Funny funny funny... Absolutely adorable, horrible, behaviors cartooned by a true cat owner... Of 4 cats that he obviously watches with such enjoyment, and wants to share their antics with the world.. Oh thank you
Simon, thank you!
Sharon Strachan
A book all cat lovers will be able to relate too!
Simon's cat was a fun book to flip through. And this is the first book I've read in a while with no words, so the pictures have to tell the entire story (which they mostly do - though some are a little difficult to tell when it's ended and another's begun). It's apparently based on Popular YouTube Video's about Simon's cat. I've never actually heard of or seen these videos (at least not yet) but these drawings were a lot of fun to flip through. If you have/had a cat you will definitely see some ...more
Kot to jest kot. Pies słucha swojego właściciela, a kot ma toleruje w zamian za dostawy jedzenia, napitku i czystej kuwety. Można dostać kota z takim kotem jak kot Simona. Ale książka pozwala uodpornić się na - a przynajmniej poznać oględnie - kocie techniki wymuszeń.
Okay, so. You can't really read this book, only kinda sorta look at it.

But damn, it is awesome.
This book doesn't need words to be so pleasant.
Okay, first of all I feel (slightly) guilty marking this as “read” seeing as there was not a single word to read throughout, but I think I'll get over it. Simon's cat is a typical cat who gets up to both your typical cat antics as well as some rather atypical cat antics. He manipulates the dog beautifully and often, is best buddies with the garden gnome, adores playing with Mrs. Hedgehog's hedgehoglets much to her frustration, and is a loving enemy to the audacious neighborhood avians. Really, o ...more
EN: Simon's Cat is wonderfully horrible! I have seen the animations before and only now got my hand on the first book. Granted, I have leafed through parts of it before, but this is the first time I read it through.

This read was definitely not a disappointment: Simon's cat is as catishly crazy in the book as it has been in the animations. The book of course offers readers much more stories, but the variation in the stories is also greater. They are different length, some just one picture long an
Greta is Erikasbuddy
If you are a cat fan and own a computer chances are you are a fan of Simon's Cat.

An internet sensation, Simon's cat is just like a kitty that you probably know.

He loves to try to catch birds, dress up as bird houses, annoy the hedgehogs, smack dogs, and always tell his human (Simon) that he's hungry.

In this book we get to see a glimpse into Kitty's life. I'm not sure what Kitty's name is. They don't have dialogue. You just look at the pictures, which makes sense because I've never met a kitty th
I was very excited to have won this book through Goodreads. I had seen the videos online and thought they were great - always bringing a smile. I received it, and well, I must admit I didn't really know how to "read" it. It has no words, no chapters, no places for me to put a bookmark. Now, it's not supposed to - it is a continuation of the cartoons I saw online. But it made it very difficult to get started. I picked it up a few times, flipped to a few pages and put it down, thinking I would wai ...more
Simon's Cat is a hilarious little comic (reminiscent of the Garfield comics that you could find everywhere in the late 80s/early 90s).

Based off the internet phenomenon, Simon's Cat, which can be found on YouTube, the book gives us a little more insight into the wacko adventures of Simon and his unnamed cat.

We learn that:
yes, Simon's cat is always hungry.
yes, Simon's cat hates Simon's sister's dog.
yes, Simon's cat LOVES birds ... for dinner.
yes, Simon's cat loves koi fish from the back pond more
Starting of as a video on youtube of a cat trying to get his sleeping owner's attention to feed him Simon's cat is now an internet sensation with numerous vids and other products a plenty. One of them is the very first book featuring the Cat who is always getting up to mischief and his poor long suffering owner. Chuck in local animals who the cat either wants to eat or play with and you have a recipe for non stop laughter. Many of the antics are truelly hilarious with the best thing being that v ...more
Kristina Jo
I finally understand why my cat is so evil!! And it's hilarious. My car and I were in an accident (a minor one, I'm fine) Saturday, and Simon's Cat comforted through the loss of my car. (I'm hoping my hermaphroditic baby can be repaired, but we're not sure.) While I don't think I would have had nightmares or any such silliness over a minor accident, I would have spent the whole night worrying over the whether or not my car could be repaired or sufficiently replaced. (It was 10 years old, but onl ...more
John Kirk
This is drawn by the same guy who does the "Simon's Cat" videos on YouTube, which are very funny. I wasn't sure how well it would translate to individual drawings, but it works surprisingly well. There's no speech in the book at all, and a lot of it is individual drawings rather than sequential art. The situations cover a "sliding scale" on the reality spectrum. Some of them are very typical cat behaviour, e.g. the challenge of trying to walk downstairs while stepping over a cat that's asleep on ...more
Sep 18, 2009 Julie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Julie by: First Reads
Shelves: first-reads
Anyone who has seen the "Simon's Cat" animated shorts on YouTube knows that Simon Tofield really knows cats. His simply-drawn feline is adorable, self-centered, and completely real as he tries to get his sleeping owner to feed him, let him outside, or pay attention to him. Tofield's first collection of cartoons, based upon this critter, is a little more hit-or-miss. When his cartoons - some single-pane, some a series of drawings - focus on cat-like actions, his affectionate take on feline idiosy ...more
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Simon started drawing cartoons at an early age and went to study Graphics and Animation at De Montfort University. He has a great interest in British wildlife, painting, the great outdoors and of course cats. He now works in London as an animator and director at Tandem Films.
Simon lives in Bedfordshire with this three cats: Hugh, Maisie, Jess and Teddy.
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