Publisher: Akashic Books

Early Review – Simon’s Cat vs. the World (Simon’s Cat #4) by Simon Tofield

Posted September 13, 2013 by Bonnie in Book Reviews, Early Review, Read in 2013 / 0 Comments

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Early Review – Simon’s Cat vs. the World (Simon’s Cat #4) by Simon TofieldSimon's Cat vs. the World Series: Simon's Cat #4
on October 1st 2013
Pages: 96
Format: ARC


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 280 million YouTube views!

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 bestsellers.

Simon’s Cat began as a series of¬†YouTube¬†videos and quickly turned popular for their hilariousness and how accurate the depictions were of how cat’s truly are. The first Simon’s Cat video was uploaded over 5 years ago, on March 4, 2008. It’s one of my all-time favorites.

While the books aren’t nearly as hilarious as the videos, they are still entertaining and fun to flip through for a good laugh. Simon’s Cat vs. the World are single page illustions detailing various encounters from visits to the Vet, holiday outifts, discovering the vividness of HD TV and even fireworks.

In addition to that, there was also a short section in the back that details how to draw a few of the animals that feature in his books.

And my favorite part? A whole page of adorable stickers.

The best thing about these books is just how realistically the illustrations showcase the shenanigans of cats and what cat owner’s constantly have to deal with. Simon’s Cat is highly amusing and a source of good quick fun. Recommended for any cat lover and anyone who just enjoys a good laugh.