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

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  2,235 ratings  ·  190 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
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Tea Jovanović
Hilarious! Pure joy! Must read! :)
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
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. :)
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...more
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...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
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
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!
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.
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...more
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...more
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...more
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,...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
Maurizio Codogno
Molti dicono che con il Web e il concetto del "tutto gratis" gli artisti inizieranno a fare la fame; io non ne sarei così certo. Prendiamo ad esempio Simon's Cat, il gatto casinista eternamente affamato - disegnato con uno stile simile a quello di Bristow, per chi ha una certa età - i cui filmini postati su YouTube hanno spopolato tra i gattofili e si possono vedere nel sito Sono certo che molti dei fan del gatto (quorum ego) hanno comprato questo libro con una serie di...more
My Inner Shelf
Je suis tombée récemment sur une vidéo de Simon Tofield mettant en scène un chat plus vrai que nature, et je ne pouvais naturellement pas résister à la tentation d’acheter le livre qui en a découlé. Alors bien sûr, la bande son, hilarante, manque, mais les dessins évoquent si bien le quotidien du chat qu’on se fait vite une raison. LE chat est très expressif, effectivement prêt à tout pour sa gamelle. Mais le chat n’est pas le seule héros des saynètes, son propriétaire est lui aussi troublant de...more
Infinite Playlist
My boyfriend got this for me as a present for our 1st anniversary :)
We've known Simon's Cat from YouTube where you can watch a few very amusing cartoons about a cat annoying the living hell out of its owner Simon.

This book includes all kinds of cartoons, some belong together and tell stories, some are quite funny on their own.The pictures are printed in the typical simplistic black and white style of the author.

All in all this cat will make everyone grin with its cheeky (mostly annoying ;) behav...more
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...more
Brian Gillum
If you don't see your cat in some of these panels, you either don't have a cat or you aren't paying attention.

Laugh out loud funny.
Ellen Tristram
Inhaled this last night. Great fun, forgotten how good it was. Simplistic drawings, slapstic humour - cartoons at their best.
Simon's Cat makes me laugh every time - perfect for any cat owner with many recognisable and hilarious catisms! :D
Simon Tofield is clearly a man who has shared a large amount of his life with cats. He's also a genius at producing cartoons starring a cat. They're really simple black and white line art, and there's never a word said—the whole thing is visual. It's incredible just how much one or a few drawings can convey, and they're all hysterically funny if you've ever spent any time sharing your life and home with one or more cats. Absolutely brilliant. And I'd never dare let any of our current feline comp...more
La primera vez que vi al gato de Simon fue en YouTube, donde hay colgados varios vídeos que de vez en cuando veo como terapia. Éste es uno de mis libros de cabecera favoritos. Cada vez que lo abro me parto de risa. Los que vivimos con un gato hemos pasado por muchas de las situaciones que pinta Simon con tanta gracia, y sabemos que somos nosotros los que nos adaptamos a los gatos, y no al revés. Son los reyes de la casa, del jardín, de la cama, del sofá... ¡Terminas pidiéndoles permiso hasta par...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.
More about Simon Tofield...
Simon's Cat: Beyond the Fence Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos Simon's Cat: Feed Me! Simon's Cat vs. the World The Bumper Book of Simon's Cat

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