Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys


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.

Want to see for yourself? Enter our drawing to win a copy of Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos!

To enter the giveaway, tell me in a comment why you’d like to win Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos. For an additional chance to win, share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest, and leave a separate comment for each social network, letting me know that you shared (no need to post the link to your share). This giveaway is only open to readers in the United States, and ends Friday April 26. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.

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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.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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66 Comments on Review and giveaway: Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos by Simon Tofield

  1. Living with four cats, I need a chance to laugh instead of scream. The 3AM gallops, the 8AM wake up calls, the dumping of trash to get a crumb of food for a starving cat who only had four cans of food five hours ago–all leads to the need to laugh. Please pick me.

  2. I’d love to win a signed copy because it’s been a rough year, Tuesday is my birthday and I’d like to set the tone for a great new year incoming!!! Simon’s Cat RULES!!! 🙂

  3. I want to win this for my nephew. He loves Simon’s Cat. He walks around meowing and pointing to his mouth.

  4. I love how he perfectly captures a cat’s attitude and mannerisms. Simon’s cat is one of my faves.

  5. I would love to win this book. I now want to read the other two as well. The video is absolutely hilarious. One of my cats wakes me up like this every morning, minus the bat. 🙂

  6. I have loved Simon the Cat for as long as I can remember and his Cat Man Do remains my classic favorite video. Simon reminds me so much of my Zee, and Kizmet, our new rescue kitten, reminds me so much of Simon’s kitten mate! Please enter me in this great giveaway!

  7. I love Simon’s Cat. I just found out there are books. I would love to see if they are as great as the videos. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. I just love Simon’s Cat!! The FEED ME gesture has been spread amongst friends and family. I would love to win the book. Cheers!

  9. I love Simon’s Cat. I have his other two books at work. Whenever I get fed up with everyone, I pull out my book and start reading until I’m laughing and can handle people again. I can’t wait to get a copy of Kitten Chaos.

  10. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t love Simon’s Cat. That little kitty always puts a smile on my face every time.

  11. Looks like a fun book to put a smile on my face and make my day. I love reading about cats, I forget about everything else when I do!

  12. My 2 year old daughter loves simons cat. she was simons cat for last Halloween. This is what she asked to be.

  13. I also love Simon’s Cat and would be delighted to have a copy of his new book!

  14. I have been a fan of Simon’s Cat for some time. I haven’t had an opportunity to see one one of the books but I’m sure I would love them too! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I love cats and fun so Simon’s Cats do that combination perfectly. I am such a big fan, I have most of my family (and by extension their families!) looking up and enjoying the YouTube videos also. LOL! He captures kitty personalities perfectly! 😀

  16. I would love to win this book because I’ve always loved watching the Simon’s Cat videos on youtube and I’m sure this book is just as great!

  17. Simon so acurately characterises his work in such a funny and clever way in which most cat owners could identify with in so many cases:) I have his latest book, but no others and really enjoy watching his video’s online. I’d love to be able to have this book:) I am sharing on Facebook =^..^=

  18. Simons cat reminds men of my kitties so much!! I would love to be able to have this book so I can look at it and laugh every day!!

  19. I love Simon’s cat! I have the first book and laugh each time I look at it. So I would love to have a copy of “Simon’s cat in kitten chaos”.

  20. I have been a Simon’s cat fan for years and have introduced many of my family and friends to him! I would love to win a copy of Kitten Chaos. I had planned to go see Simon when he was at Politics and Prose in DC last weekend, but I was scheduled to volunteer at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and was apprehensive I’d be late if I went to see Simon. Too much going on and not enough time to do everything I want to do. Argh!

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