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Simon's Cat vs. the World (Simon's Cat)by Simon Tofield
Synopses & Reviews
Selected by Publishers Weekly as a Big Indie Book of Fall 2013!
"Cat lovers will adore this and will nod in recognition of real-life cat behavior; cartoon fans will delight in Tofield's graceful skill in capturing the slinkiness, stealth, and self-absorption of our feline masters."
"Fans are in for a treat as favorite characters, as well as new faces, run amok in world full of surprises."
"This book will delight fans of Simon's Cats and cat lovers, and makes a great stocking stuffer."
--The Conscious Cat
"Of all of the Simon's Cat books, I believe that this one is my favorite!"
--Cat Chat Blog
"A delightfully funny collection, Simon's Cat vs. the World makes an excellent giftbook for cat lovers everywhere."
--The Midwest Book Review
"Less cynical than Garfield, and hipper than Heathcliff, Simon's Cat is irresistible."
"Lots of things happen in the pictures of this book...It is a fun book to read and look at."
--San Francisco Book Review/Sacramento Book Review (Reviewed by Raif, Age 4)
"Simon's Cat vs. The World is one of those books that manages to stay interesting for both parent and child (or just a kitty-loving adult in general)...this internet-cat book does not disappoint."
--Glorified Love Letters
"Single-panel illustrations distill the essence of cat humor into beautifully rendered fullcolor pages."
"Tofield's cartoons stand tall--hilarious, loving observations of a privileged and bossy housecat...What elevates Tofield's simple but expressive line drawings above the large litter of competing kitties is his keen grasp of cartoon physics and comedy cat antics. With a pitch-perfect pen, he captures the simple, realistic acrobatics of cats tumbling with toys or gracefully stretching out in the sun, and chronicles their adventures in pantomime stripes that pit them against household objects, their owner, and each other. Cat owners and aficionados will have several delighted 'Yes, cats really do that!' reactions reading this."
--Publishers Weekly, on Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos
"What sets Tofield's cartoons apart are the truly comic moments of pure cat-ness: the merciless patting at a half-dead fly, the single-minded determination, that weird little dance thing that segues seamlessly into a look of utter boredom."
"A fun and fast read...Great for bringing the laughs to you or the Simon's Cat fan in your life."
Booksellers love Simon's Cat:
"My staff loves Simon's Cat!"
--Christine Onorati, Word Bookstore, Brooklyn, New York
"Finally, the perfect (purrfect?) cat book for our store."
--Owen Hill, Moe's Books, Berkeley, California
"We have long been fans of Simon's Cat."
--Britton Trice, Garden District Book Shop, New Orleans, Louisiana
"The other Simon's Cat books have sold well here. Cat lovers seem to be big readers (or vice versa). Can't wait to see the new book."
--Kathleen Jewell, Pomegranate Books, Wilmington, North Carolina
"I love Simon's Cat."
--Lynda Fitzgerald, Crimson Books, Forest Park, Illinois
Simon's Cat proved his authority in the house. He returned victorious from his adventures beyond the garden fence. He prevailed after the chaotic arrival of a new kitten. Now he takes on the world! Illustrated in glorious full color, this volume explodes from the page with mesmerizing levels of detail. Simon's Cat films have over 360 million YouTube views!
"Simon's white cat steps into a Technicolor world in this collection of all-new cat cartoons based on the popular (360 million views on YouTube) cartoon and book series. The bendy-as-rubber, demanding-as-a-debutante feline faces off against his own environment — the beanbag chair, lawn gnomes, neighborhood dogs, and Simon's model ship — in full-page, full-color illustrations. Tofield's cartooning is wonderfully fluid: the cat is beautifully rendered in simple lines, and is as flexible and highly expressive as the real thing. His indoor and outdoor misadventures are filled with details that increase the laughs with every viewing. Each page is wordless except for a simple one- or two-word caption each, and sight gags range from the outrageous — most cats can't throw snowballs or use a crowbar to break through another home's cat flap for purloining food — to the familiar (pawing frantically at a nature documentary about birds on the television, flopping belly-first on the middle of a Scrabble board). Cat lovers will adore this and will nod in recognition of real-life cat behavior; cartoon fans will delight in Tofield's graceful skill in capturing the slinkiness, stealth, and self-absorption of our feline masters. Extras include an eight-page section on how to draw the characters and a sheet of Simon's Cat color stickers." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
This year, the world's favorite cat faces his biggest series of challenges yet, as he takes on the whole globe!
About the Author
Simon Tofield is an award-winning illustrator, animator, and director at Tandem Films in London. At the age of nine, Simon received his first kitten, a stray rescued from a farmer's barn. He has had cats ever since. When not attending to his cats' needs, Simon likes painting, reading history books, and spending time in the great British countryside. His Simon's Cat short films have garnered hundreds of millions of views, and the book versions have been international best sellers.
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