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Friday, September 25, 2009


Simon’s Cat
by Simon Tofield

Thoughts Before The Review: We were very excited to hear that Simon Tofield was working on a comic book about his cat. His short films on YouTube are hilariously funny and have been on our favorite list for years now. The films are very well done, so we expect his book to be more of the same...

The Book: 240 pages of vignettes featuring Simon’s Cat during a typical day around the house and outside and his interactions with Simon, his owner and other characters

Review: Tofield has a way of drawing you into the scenes played out across the pages and allowing you to “hear” as well as see what’s going on. Set up much like his short videos on YouTube, the book has no dialogue, which makes it a fun book to sit and enjoy with young children as well as adults. Simon’s cat, who remains nameless as of late, befriends a garden gnome and is constantly trying to coerce him into capturing the neighborhood birds and fish from the pond. Clearly, this is a “cat-lover’s book” because when Simon’s sister’s dog is introduced, the dog is portrayed as an annoyance to Simon’s cat but that’s not to say dog lovers won’t get a chuckle out of this book either! Tofield’s imagination is displayed in the cat’s clever ploys to snack on birds, fish, buggies, and naturally, his dinner! One scene in particular left us doing that good belly laugh...

It’s dark outside. Simon’s cat is holding a lit flashlight and aiming it at his face where you see his mouth is gaping wide. He’s hoping that the light shining into his mouth will attract moths that will unknowingly fly right into his clever trap!

“I would totally do something like that” –Timothy Dickens

“I know... that’s what makes me laugh so hard!” –Momma

Conclusion: At a reasonable price, “Simon’s Cat” makes a great gift for any cat lover. We know our copy of the book will remain on the fireplace as a conversation piece for those looking for a quick laugh.

Momma: Two Thumbs Up for charm and whit :)

Timothy Dickens: Four Paws Up for representing us poodins in a light-hearted and clever way!

Would you like to win a free copy of this adorably charming book?

Read on to find out more about the contest giveaway!

Contest Info: Email your full name and address to: momma@timothydickens.com. In the subject heading, please write, “Simon’s Cat Giveaway”. The first five people to do so, will be sent a copy of Simon Tofield’s new book, “Simon’s Cat”...it’s as easy as that!

-Only residents of the U.S. or Canada are eligible to win
-No P.O. Boxes
-Contest expires October 2, 2009

  1. Scooby, Shaggy and Scout's Mom
  2. HotMBC's Mom
  3. Jasper's Dad
  4. Derby's Mom
  5. and...Miss Morgan!
Keep a keen eye on your mailbox a'cause you're gonna be getting a mighty fun book to enjoy sometime soon :) You might get an email or somethin' from Momma about when to expect it exactly.

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At September 27, 2009 6:59 PM, Blogger Shaggy, Scooby and Scout replied...

Hi Timmy dude!
We sent in our email to your mom!
That was a great review!

At September 27, 2009 11:58 PM, Blogger jenianddean replied...

I'm glad you liked the book. I saw that he had one coming out, but forgot when it was due out. That is such a nice offer. I hope we're in the top 5!

At September 28, 2009 9:47 PM, Blogger Derby replied...

I sent my name in too!

At September 30, 2009 1:46 PM, Blogger HotMBC aka The Hotties replied...

How cool! Dat was a grate review and it looks like a grate book. We luvs tha viddyos, so we bet we'd luv da book too. We sented our name in too :)
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

At September 30, 2009 3:42 PM, Blogger Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick replied...

Wow!! That sounds cool!! We'll send our name in too and see if there is a chance!!
Your (formally FL now) TX furiends,

At October 06, 2009 3:34 PM, Blogger Noir the Texas Tuxedo Tabby replied...

I liked the review, plus your photo by said book! Nicely done. Too bad I missed the giveaway, yet I got to see YOU!


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