Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaosby Simon Tofield
"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
"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 (review)
"Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos is the third book in a series of print cartoon books tied to Tofield's Simon's Cat YouTube channel, which has more than 30 of his charmingly illustrated cat cartoons."
--Publishers Weekly (feature)
"The power struggles between these two felines will certainly be familiar to anyone who has brought a new pet into the mix. Tofield has several cats in real life and bases the book's believable personalities on his own feline observations."
"The phenomenon that is Simon's Cat has hit an all time high! The YouTube videos of the cartoon feline have reached 200 million views online and the latest film, which is currently both the No. 1 'Most Liked' and 'Most Viewed' film on YouTube, received a million views in just two days. Simon's Cat has continued to evolve with new characters and story lines that every cat owner can relate to!"
"Tofield's line drawings are fantastic. He is able to capture the essence of a cat with just a few pen strokes."
--San Francisco Book Review (5 stars)
"One of the hottest publishing properties of the year...What makes Simon's Cat so infinitely irresistible? There's the cute factor, but 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."
"Through silly pranks and stupendous surprises, the story of Simon's cat and the kitten is truly a great one. And the greatest surprise yet? The entire book is in pictures!"
--National Geographic Kids DogEared Book Blog
"Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos continues the tradition of whimsically wordless, black-and-white cartoons about the antics of the playful, pushy, and ever-hungry pet...Although Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos inevitably invites comparison to the popular newspaper comic character Garfield (and 'the world's cutest kitten' Nermal), the wordless, often action-filled panels are quite different in that they feature pure, rambunctious feline behavior, as any cat owners can attest--any anthropomorphic elements (such as the cat or the kitten pointing to their open mouths while hungry) are just what real cats would do if they could! The gentle humor of Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos makes it a choice gift for cat lovers everywhere."
--Midwest Book Review
With over 200 million hits on YouTube, Simon's Cat is a genuine word-of-mouth phenomenon. Fans from all over the world have fallen for this adorable but anarchic feline who will do just about anything to be fed. Simon Tofield's beautiful drawings and warm humor come alive on the page in this irresistible humor book--an outgrowth of the enormously popular short films featured on YouTube.
Like all great cartoon creations, from Peanuts to Asterix, from Garfield to Tintin, Simon's Cat has continued to evolve by introducing new characters and new story lines. After the runaway success of the first two books (Simon's Cat and Simon's Cat: Beyond the Fence), Simon welcomes a cuddly's millions of fans.
"Funny and warm, the thing that really struck me as a cat lover was that this was obviously an animator who understood cats and had watched their behavior...Full of Tofield's attention to the smallest idiosyncrasies that other cat owners will recognize."
--The Herald (Scotland)
"It's his knack for caricaturing feline behavior, coupled with a schoolboy humor, that appeals to children and adults alike."
--The Times (London)
"Simon's Cat has taken over the world like a digital Garfield."
--Sunday Times (London)
"If you need something to lighten your mood today, there’s a new comic book out for cat lovers and lovers of cat lovers."
"Laugh until your sides ache with Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos, a hilarious collection of cartoons from award-winning animator Simon Tofield."
"If you haven't met Simon's cat yet, you’re in for a real treat."
--Journey of a Bookseller
"The new Simon's Cat book, Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos, is an explosively funny romp exploring the relationship between alpha cat and intruder. In a dynamic reminiscent of that between Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner, the kitten consistently outsmarts and outcutes Simon's Cat to the elder's eternal consternation."
"From horrors to hilarities, it's chock full of clever illustrations and real-life kitten chaos."
"Overall a very cute and funny read. Highly recommended to all fans of cat humor. The drawings are cute and the antics of the kitten and cat are pretty darn accurate. I really enjoyed this book, it will make a great book to sit on the coffee table to make people laugh."
--Karissa's Reading Review
"Move over, Garfield. Simon's Cat is the new funny fat cat in town!"
--A Year of Reading
"I hadn't seen any of the previous books before, and I wasn't sure how the cartoons would translate to print. Turns out they translate well--I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It's impossible to look through the book without winding up with a big smile on your face."
"Throughout the course of the book, the two cats fight, play tricks on each other, and generally cause mayhem, in a way that will be hilariously recognizable to anyone who has ever had to contend with two pets who don't get along."
"Here is a wonderful gem of a book for families to enjoy together...If you are like me you will definitely laugh hard through this, and even without words Tofield is able to convey so much to the reader."
--Dad of Divas
"Simon captures the personality of a cat wonderfully, and his ability to convey emotions and situations without the use of any dialogue is amazing."
--The Armchair Librarian
"The real joy in Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos comes from its innate ability to take the reader out of the monotonous expectations of daily life, and into, even if just for a moment, the much more simple, playful world of Simon's Cat and his new Kitten friend."
--Philadelphia Review of Books
"Pet parents should instantly recognize their own relationships with their feisty felines as Tofield proves again that you don't needs lots of ink and paint or CG magic to deliver heartfelt laughs."
- Akashic Books
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Meet the Author
Simon Tofield is an award-winning illustrator, animator, and director based in London, England. 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. He is the author of Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos and Simon's Cat vs. the World.
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So cute. The little kitten in the book is so cute. There r no words in the book but then u can make up ur own story. It is by far the best book in the series. The little kitten is really cute when he sleeps. In the beginning the older cat doesn't like the kitten but at the end they both get along to make trouble. It was so worth the money.
Hilarious!! Anyone who knows and loves cats will find these clever, deceptively simple drawings absolutely delightful, especially since even the most outrageous hijinks are firmly rooted in cat behavior. Every time I page through, I catch a new detail. Poor Simon is the loving, forgiving, tolerant cat-person who, like all cat owners, is treated in a sneaky, snarky, disdainful manner, unwittingly playing the stooge in many cat-astrophes and misadventures. Even when depicting Simon's cat committing the worst offenses, the drawings are sweet and charming. This book really makes me laugh out loud!
This book is a hoot.