Kitten Chaos Celebrated in New Simon’s Cat Book

April 16, 2013 |

simon's cat in kitten chaos

Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos

As if Simon’s Cat didn’t have enough problems getting Simon to feed him when he’s quite obviously starving — now he has to deal with (HORRORS!) a kitten!

It’s every only-cat’s worst nightmare.

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. 

Simon is Simon Tofield, who’s been an unapologetic cat guy since the age of nine when he adopted a stray barn kitten in his native U.K. Simon’s Cat and Simon’s Kitten are based on his cats Hugh and Teddy. Tofield’s short films have garnered hundreds of millions of views on youtube, his books have been international best sellers, and he has a strip in the Daily Mirror and an obligatory line of cat accessories. Simon’s Cat is the Garfield of the new millenium.


There are more drawings in this book than a hoarder’s stash of old magazines. It took me days to finish it because I relished each detail. As in his short films, the artistry and expression are richly textured. What distinguishes Simon’s Cat from every other cat cartoon is the way Tofield purrfectly captures the subtle nuances of cat behavior.

The only thing that would make the book better would be to accompany it with a recording of Simon’s Cat’s  insistent “meow.” 


Buy Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos

You can buy Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos at Amazon. The Kindle version is only $6.39.



If you’re one of those who likes the “Making of…” parts of Special Features on movie DVDs, you’ll enjoy this clip of Simon showing how he draws the kitten:


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Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for eight years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for at BlogPaws' Nose-to-Nose Awards. She was one of seven finalists in the Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.

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