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Garfield Chews the Fat (Garfield #17)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  1,310 Ratings  ·  31 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, 128 pages
Published February 18th 1989 by Random House Publishing Group
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Apr 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing
no review necessary, i think...just buy it already!
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I like Garfield; you can never go wrong with fat cats!
Jonathan Katz
Jun 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Another one of my favorite Garfield's
Love Garfield!
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I ❤ Garfield!:):):)
Lani M
Jun 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic
Jim Davis is a genius. Garfield always makes me laugh, no matter how stress I am.
Sep 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
same as always garfield is a cure for a bad day..
Juliana R.
Nov 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Novi Maizir
Aug 27, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Garfield forever!!!!!!
Abby Beyer
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
1. Awards- None
2. Grade Level-3rd and up
3. Summary- this graphic novel describes the relationship between Garfield and his owner.
4. Review- This graphic novel is enjoyable but does not really teach any important life lessons.
5. In class uses- humor, pets, relationships, food
David Tigas
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
More same old same old Garfield.
Dec 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: childhood

This fat shaming is UNACCEPTABLE!
Davis, Jim. Garfield Chews the Fat: His 17th Book, Ballantine, 2009, pp. 31–40.

pp. 31-40 color

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

- none noted

Conan Tigard
Nov 17, 2015 rated it liked it
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
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pics, humor, childrens
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 rated it really liked it
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...
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
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!
May 24, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor, comics
Garfield is so fat. He should really lose weight.
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 rated it it was amazing
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!).
Pak Ho Lam
awesome stuff
Apr 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Evverryyyybody.
Shelves: comics, humor
Garfield is always there to give me a good laugh whenever I'm down. :P
Sep 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed-books
Of course I loved it. It's a Garfield book! -Millie age 8
Oct 27, 2010 rated it liked it
its about a cat how cracks jokes in his daily life.
Iggy Igwell
May 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: garfield
Garfield whacks spiders.
Jonas S
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
funny just like any other book. Jim Davis has done it again! We love you jim!
Nicholaus Bird
Jan 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
rated it it was amazing
Nov 07, 2011
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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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