You know Simon’s Cat from his YouTube videos. It all started with Cat Man Do, which I believe was the original Simon’s Cat video. The hand drawn animated video featuring black and white pencil drawings of a cat trying to wake his guardian has garnered more than 40 million views since it was posted five years ago.
Since then, Simon’s Cat has become an empire, featuring more videos, books, and merchandise ranging from t-shirts to cat beds to fine art prints.
Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos is the third installment in Simon Tofield’s book series based on his YouTube cartoon character. In this book, Simon’s Cat meets his match: a new kitten who is half the size of Simon’s Cat, with twice the attitude.
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.
I particularly enjoyed the section titled “Simon Draws,” in which Tofield shows step by step how he draws Simon’s Cat and the other characters in his cartoons. He makes it look so easy – yet I know that if I tried it, I wouldn’t be able to capture the cats’ expressions in Tofield’s inimitable way.
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I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.