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

4.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,113 Ratings  ·  246 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
Oct 03, 2013 Tea Jovanović rated it it was amazing
Hilarious! Pure joy! Must read! :)
Heidi Wiechert
I had, perhaps, unrealistically high hopes for this graphic novel after the mammoth success with my kid that was I am Pusheen the Cat, but, sadly, we are back to where we started with my reluctant reader. She wouldn't even open Simon's Cat. The graphic novels are alike in that both feature kitties, but their approach is very different. Pusheen is about how cute and colorful Pusheen is. Simon's Cat is more about the cat's behavior and interaction with his human. Pusheen had a few words in it. Sim ...more
Mafi
May 08, 2016 Mafi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pt, 2016
I wish I had a cat :(
Natacha Cunha
Nov 17, 2015 Natacha Cunha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O Gato do Simon é um conjunto de ilustrações que nos levam nas mais variadas aventuras felinas.
É impossível que alguém que tenha um gato em casa não reveja o seu patudo nas traquinices e tropelias do gato do Simon. Desde a eterna paixão por caixas, à amizade com pássaros, à necessidade de ser alimentado o tempo todo, ser capaz de tudo para captar a atenção do dono mas descartá-lo quando este o quer beijar. Arranjos de flores? Esqueçam a ideia de ter isso em casa! Não há dúvidas: os gatos têm mu
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Bonnie
Nov 14, 2015 Bonnie rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny-ha-ha, 2011
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. :)
Sarah
Dec 13, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing
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
FoxRox
Mar 10, 2014 FoxRox rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
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
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Christine (booktumbling)
Nov 07, 2009 Christine (booktumbling) rated it it was amazing
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
Chalchihut
Feb 05, 2016 Chalchihut rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I think we love Simon's Cat, because his observation on cats are so close to reality. Even though the way to interpret the cats in his videos have changed during time, it's still so lovely to experience his views on cats while we witness ours at home.

The drawings in this book are basically like the videos, but the book doesn't give the same taste. It lacks the small yet important details in cats' behaviours. Still, how can someone not like the Simon's Cat?

[Read in Turkish]
Gazelle
Oct 21, 2015 Gazelle rated it liked it
Fun and amazing drawings of a cute mean cat.
James
Sep 12, 2011 James rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic
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...
Meg
Nov 25, 2015 Meg rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-students
Liam and I used to watch Simon's Cat on Youtube....and burst into fits of giggles. If you haven't seen them.....stop reading this review and pop over there. For a small toddler and a grouchy aunt, those videos were the perfect distraction from stupid video games and playing blocks. Two weeks ago when I took Liam to The Book Thing he found the book on his own and proudly showed it to me....once home he pulled it out and started giggling on the couch alone. After a week of seeing the book about th ...more
Kiki
Jan 03, 2012 Kiki rated it it was amazing
Okay, so. You can't really read this book, only kinda sorta look at it.

But damn, it is awesome.
Memizuki
Sep 21, 2009 Memizuki rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone of all ages
“Simon’s Cat”
By Simon Tofield
5+++/5

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
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Betsy
Nov 23, 2009 Betsy rated it really liked it
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
Jenni
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
Cara
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,
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Mommooshka
Apr 17, 2015 Mommooshka rated it it was amazing
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.
Gaby
Sep 23, 2009 Gaby rated it really liked it
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
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Suzy
Jul 17, 2014 Suzy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Vale
May 17, 2015 Vale rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gracias Memeee (Alexis) por este regalo tan hermoso. Cada página y cada ilustración me saco una sonrisa ...more
Eyehavenofilter
Feb 19, 2014 Eyehavenofilter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: laugh-out-loud
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
Feb 01, 2015 Sharon Strachan rated it really liked it
A book all cat lovers will be able to relate too!
Christyn
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
Anna
Nov 24, 2011 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Monika
Apr 12, 2011 Monika rated it really liked it
This book doesn't need words to be so pleasant.
Sara
Jul 07, 2014 Sara rated it really liked it
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
Riikka
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
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Greta is Erikasbuddy
Jul 24, 2012 Greta is Erikasbuddy rated it it was amazing
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
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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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