- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Published: 10/1/13
- IBSN: 9781617751882
- Genre: Art/Music/Pop Culture
By: Simon Tofield
This year, the world’s favorite cat faces his biggest series of challenges yet, as he takes on the whole globe!
Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Big Indie Books 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
“A fun and fast read . . . Great for bringing the laughs to you or the Simon’s Cat fan in your life.”
“Page by page, I enjoyed everything in this book and it made me smile. It’s a keeper.”
—Journey of a Bookseller
“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 (blog)
“Single-panel illustrations distill the essence of cat humor into beautifully rendered fullcolor pages.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“Simon’s Cat has taken over the world like a digital Garfield.”
—Sunday Times (London)
Watch an interview with Simon Tofield at Gag Order Network.
Read an interview with Simon Tofield at Elizabeth O. Dulemba’s blog.
With over 360 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.
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 in Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos. Now he takes on the world! Illustrated in glorious full color, this volume explodes from the page with mesmerizing levels of detail.
See below for sample images from Simon’s Cat vs. the World:
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.