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Simon's Cat

(Simon's Cat #1)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  5,099 ratings  ·  292 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 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious! Pure joy! Must read! :)
Bionic Jean
OK I admit it. I bought this book for someone else, and then read it myself! Have you never done that?

I plead … well, I have no excuse really. The temptation was just too great.

You may well have come across Simon’s Cat on YouTube. It is an animated cartoon series by the British animator Simon Tofield (the “Simon” of the title), and features an ever-hungry pet cat, who uses more and more absurd tactics to get his owner to feed him. Each episode lasts between one and three minutes. These videos be
Heidi The Hippie Reader
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
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pt, 2016
I wish I had a cat :(
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: humor, graphic-novels
I just could not get that interested in this one. While there are a few sketches that are unique and funny, many are repetitious in different contexts. I mean how many times can Simon pose as a birdhouse, for example? I hope the YouTube videos are more worthwhile.
Adriana Scarpin

Sigo as aventuras de Simon’s Cat há anos no youtube e no The Guardian, sempre divertido, mas muito me espanta a cara de desolado que o Simon faz toda vez que seu gato apronta, onde está a alegria de conviver com gatos? Este também é um ótimo presente para gatófilos de toda espécie, numa linguagem universal que se atêm apenas aos traços do desenho sem legendas, é divertidíssimo porque realmente faz um resumo do comportamentos dos gatos em geral.
Kelly Long
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a quick, funny read based on the YouTube videos. Being owned by 2 cats, I can relate to a lot of these comics.
Dane Cobain
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it
If you’ve ever watched Simon’s Cat on YouTube then you should know what to expect here. It’s basically a collection of different drawings of Simon’s Cat getting up to no good, but because there are no words and no dialogue, sometimes it takes you a while to figure out what’s actually being depicted.

I actually didn’t enjoy this as much as I thought I would, which is kind of a shame. A lot of the cartoons didn’t really relate to my own cat and so it wasn’t always relatable, and by the time I reach
Nov 18, 2010 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 year it 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 manages to make me laugh, even if 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 ...more
Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny-ha-ha, z-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. :)
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
Natacha Cunha
Nov 12, 2015 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
Feb 05, 2016 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]
Moa Dolk
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love cats! ❤
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kissat on parhaita. Piirrustustyyli on aivan mahtava.
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
― James Herriot

I read this comics while having meals. It's a light read and very funny. Moody, ever hungry, wrecking kitty action illustrated beautifully.

This book is for all the cat lovers out there. You can't help but relate to every page as a cat owner. I happened to relate because we had cats when I was quite small (they weren't a big fan of my hugs. But still they got it everyday 😁)
Oct 10, 2013 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
Christine (booktumbling)
Nov 07, 2009 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
Sep 12, 2011 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...
May 17, 2015 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
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cats in a nutshell... and then some. :)
Toño Campos
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
En definitiva un libro para los amantes de los gatos, pero que sin duda puede atrapar a cualquiera! :)
Oct 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Fun and amazing drawings of a cute mean cat.
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Giggled my way through my lunch break today!! If you have a kitty you will love this! In fact, this is my cat (Malone)! If you don't have a cat you probably won't believe this but hang with a cat for a while and they will convince you (this is real!!).
Any cat owner will enjoy!
Rachael Hobson
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
A collections of comics of Simon’s Cat. I love the YouTube channel, which was why I picked this up. Simon’s cat loses some his charm in this comic format but not by much. The whole thing was endearing and very funny!
Nov 23, 2009 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
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nothing can top the animations, but this book made me smile.
Funny cats incidents! Some of them are really hilarious!!!
Easy afternoon reading!
Sep 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
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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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