Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos

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"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 ...
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Overview


"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 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 storylines that every cat owner can relate to!"
--Your Cat

"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."
--The Irish Times

"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 Dog Eared 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

"If you need something to lighten your mood today, there’s a new comic book out for cat lovers and lovers of cat lovers."
--Parents.com

"Laugh until your sides ache with Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos, a hilarious collection of cartoons from award-winning animator Simon Tofield."
--National Examiner

With over two hundred 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 irresistibly charming 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 storylines. After the runaway success of the first two books (Simon's Cat and Simon's Cat: Beyond the Fence), Simon welcomes a cuddly new addition to the family in the form of Simon's Kitten, who is sure to delight Simon's millions of fans. This book features exclusive bonus materials available only in this edition, including a how-to-draw Simon's Cat section and a sheet of removable stickers.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Cat cartoons have been a familiar publishing staple from B. Kliban’s 1975 bestseller Cat to The Oatmeal. Despite its many copycats, however, there’s still plenty of room for fine feline humor on the bookshelf. Among all the Garfields and LOLcats and dead cats (and their 101 uses) , Tofield’s cartoons stand tall—hilarious, loving observations of a privileged and bossy house cat. Star of a series of books and YouTube cartoons, Simon’s Cat has now an antagonist and partner in crime: a mischievous kitten invading his space, eating his food, and taking away his spotlight of attention. 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 strips 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. (Apr.)
From the Publisher

"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)

"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."
--Cat Fancy

"From horrors to hilarities, it's chock full of clever illustrations and real-life kitten chaos."
--Glogirly.com

"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 Blog

"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."
--Conscience Cat

"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."
--Catsparella Blog

"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

"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."
--Mousebreath blog

"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."
--Animation Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617751585
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 170,404
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Simon's cat in kitten chaos

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Hilarious!! Anyone who knows and loves cats will find these clev

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    This book is a hoot.  

    This book is a hoot.  

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    Posted December 2, 2013

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