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Simon's Cat

(Simon's Cat #1)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  5,525 ratings  ·  313 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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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
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Tea Jovanović
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious! Pure joy! Must read! :)
Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
If you haven't seen Simon's Cat on YouTube, then you really need to. This collection of illustrations made me chuckle from start to finish. A fun, relaxing read that did bring back some personal nostalgic moments, since my old high school tutor used to put SC videos on each morning before class!
Heidi The 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
Mafi
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pt, 2016
I wish I had a cat :(
Skip
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.
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
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Lexxi Kitty
Quick humorous 'read'. More amusing than outright funny, but there were a few genuine laughs. The '' around the word 'read' refers to how there was nothing written. Pictures without text.
Sarah
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 cat get ...more
Bonnie
Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny-ha-ha
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 (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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Chalchihut
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]
Mirjam
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute but dull at times. But mostly cute.
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
James
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...
Gazelle
Oct 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Fun and amazing drawings of a cute mean cat.
Victoria
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cats in a nutshell... and then some. :)
Anais919
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!!).
Barbara
Any cat owner will enjoy!
Rachael Hobson
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
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!
Viktoria Tomcheva
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolute favorite ❤️
Robert Kirwan
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Flawless!! I realised this was never on my shelf so added it today after finishing it!!! Great for a chuckle and cheer up!!! I love simons cat so this was a shoe in :)

Betsy
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
Eujean2
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nothing can top the animations, but this book made me smile.
Biondatina
Funny cats incidents! Some of them are really hilarious!!!
Easy afternoon reading!
Memizuki
Sep 21, 2009 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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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, he d
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Meg
Nov 18, 2015 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
William Paley
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute. It's been fun through time to occasionally see these comics online; here's a bunch in a collection.
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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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