Review and Giveaway: Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet and Other Catastrophes


You’ve come to know and love Simon’s Cat from his YouTube videos. It all started with Cat Man Do, featuring black and white pencil drawings of a cat trying to wake his guardian, which has garnered more than 55 million views since it was posted eight 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 Off to the Vet and other Catastrophes is the newest book in Simon Tofield’s series based on his YouTube cartoon character. Laugh-out-loud funny like all of Tofield’s work, this book features 240 pages of hilarious new gags and adventures featuring Simon’s Cat and his friends. According to Tofield: “Taking my naughty cat to the vet is one of the most requested film ideas from our fans. It was because of this that I started work on a new film and book based on the crazy situations that arise during these trips! A visit to the vet can be quite a stressful time in real life for both cats and their owners, however my goal is to bring out the comedy, and introduce a cast of extra characters for Simon’s Cat to meet, as he gets his claws into his new surroundings!”

This book will delight cat lovers, and makes a great stocking stuffer. Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet is available from Amazon* and other booksellers.

Enter to win a copy of Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet – 3 winners!

This giveaway is sponsored by Akashic Books

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**No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winners will be notified via e-mail. Prize winner must provide The Conscious Cat with a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced in a separate post following the drawing.

FTC disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The publisher is also the sponsor of this giveaway. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

33 Comments on Review and Giveaway: Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet and Other Catastrophes

  1. Holly E
    November 6, 2015 at 7:42 pm (5 years ago)

    It sounds like a really funny but inciteful read.

  2. DJ
    November 1, 2015 at 9:09 am (5 years ago)

    It looks like such a cute book.

  3. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
    October 31, 2015 at 7:24 am (5 years ago)

    Before I became immersed in the world of cat blogging, I loved Simon’s cat – Cat Man Do always reminded me of Zee!

  4. Jerri K
    October 30, 2015 at 9:49 pm (5 years ago)

    I love Simon – the cats always make me laugh!

  5. Ellen Pilch
    October 30, 2015 at 9:16 pm (5 years ago)

    That looks like a fun book.

  6. Carmen
    October 30, 2015 at 8:47 pm (5 years ago)

    I love Simon’s cat videos… I named my cat Simon (even though I know it’s not the name of the cats but the owner) but it fitted my baby boy so well! 🙂 I want that book, it looks really funny

  7. Carmen
    October 30, 2015 at 8:46 pm (5 years ago)

    I love Simon’s cat videos… I named my cat Simon (even though I know it’s not the name of the cats but the owner) but it fitted my baby boy so well!

  8. Chris
    October 30, 2015 at 8:30 pm (5 years ago)

    I love Simon’s cat and would love to own the new book

  9. Cheryl R
    October 30, 2015 at 5:03 pm (5 years ago)

    So funny and dead on, I just love Simon’s cat , I collect cat related books and would love to add this one, thanks.

  10. Marty C.
    October 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm (5 years ago)

    Love books, love cats, love Simon’s Cat 🙂

  11. Betty Wells
    October 30, 2015 at 2:45 pm (5 years ago)

    Simon’s Cat is the best and would be awesome to win.

  12. Brittani C
    October 30, 2015 at 2:13 pm (5 years ago)

    Spot on funny in cartoon depiction!

  13. Nancy Dloughy
    October 30, 2015 at 12:41 pm (5 years ago)

    LOVE Simon’s Cat! And this book sounds hysterical! I’m sure it is. I would love to have a copy.

  14. Michelle
    October 30, 2015 at 12:34 pm (5 years ago)

    I love Simon’s Cat

  15. Amy
    October 30, 2015 at 12:01 pm (5 years ago)

    I can never get enough Simon’s Cat!

  16. Cindy B
    October 30, 2015 at 11:44 am (5 years ago)

    Simon’s cat is one of those simple joys in life. Where he gets his creative brain from I do not know. I am mad about Simon! I can’t wait to read it.

  17. Betsy Murphy
    October 30, 2015 at 11:36 am (5 years ago)

    I love Simon’s Cat! Would love to win this!

  18. Cleopawtra (Becca Cook)
    October 30, 2015 at 11:23 am (5 years ago)

    Love the Simon’s cat. His books and videos are soooo funny. Will enjoy reading this one too. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Cat Fleming
    October 30, 2015 at 11:15 am (5 years ago)

    I’m absolutely crazy about Simons cat and would love to win his book!

  20. Marguerite
    October 30, 2015 at 11:07 am (5 years ago)

    Simon’s Cat is accurately funny! I would love to read this book!!

  21. Natalie waker
    October 30, 2015 at 10:20 am (5 years ago)

    I love Simons cat look forward to it. Send. It off to my friends

  22. Michelle Nelson
    October 30, 2015 at 9:43 am (5 years ago)

    I absolutely love Simon. Would love this!

  23. Sue Brandes
    October 30, 2015 at 8:45 am (5 years ago)

    I love the videos and I think the book would be a joy to have.

  24. Sylvie's Crew
    October 30, 2015 at 8:29 am (5 years ago)

    I love Simon’s cat videos, and I am sure the book would be just as wonderful.

  25. Stephanie B.
    October 30, 2015 at 8:19 am (5 years ago)

    i love watching Simon’s Cat on Youtube, so glad there is a book to complement the videos, would love it!

  26. Janine
    October 30, 2015 at 7:49 am (5 years ago)

    I LOVE Simon’s Cat. I always look forward to new videos and can’t wait to get this book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  27. Linda Walker
    October 30, 2015 at 7:32 am (5 years ago)

    I absolutely adore Simon and his cats. I was fortunate to get to see him at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C. Some time back. It was very entertaining hearing him talk about his real cats. I’m sure I’d enjoy this book as much as the last and would love to win a copy!

  28. Brita
    October 30, 2015 at 6:40 am (5 years ago)

    I’m a huge fan of Simon’s Cat, and I have the other books. I’d love to have this one, too. This is exactly how it looked at our house this Monday!!!!!

  29. Shelley P
    October 30, 2015 at 5:15 am (5 years ago)

    I enjoy books especially ones that make me laugh 🙂 Being a huge cat lover I’d love to read this.

  30. Cynthia Southern
    October 30, 2015 at 4:51 am (5 years ago)

    I love Simon’s Cat and I have waiting anxiously for the book and animated video, Simon’s Cat: Off To The Vet, since Simon announced it. Simon’s cat won’t be a happy camper having to go to the vet.

  31. Summer
    October 30, 2015 at 3:42 am (5 years ago)

    My human and I are huge Simon’s Cat fans! I know Simon did a great job on this book and I really want to see it!

  32. safepethaven
    October 30, 2015 at 2:33 am (5 years ago)

    I don’t know how he does it, but Simon always captures our cats exactly as they are, purrsonalities and all. I’m looking forward to the book.

    • Ayleyaell
      October 30, 2015 at 12:40 pm (5 years ago)

      I’d love to read about Simon’s cat new adventure. Bindi Bunnyfur, my tortie with white is a naughty cat when it comes to getting her nails clipped.


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