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Friday, October 30, 2009

Giveaway & Review: Simon's Cat by Simon Tofield...

Move Over Garfield, There's a New Cat in Town... Simon's Cat!

Congratulations to Jane, Anne & Michele!
They all won copies of Simon's Cat!
THANK YOU to EVERYone who joined in on the fun!

Simon Tofield's animations have taken YouTube by storm. Now, the feline Internet phenomenon makes his way onto the page in this first-ever book based on the popular animated series. SIMON'S CAT depicts and exaggerates the hilarious relationship between a man and his cat. The daily escapades of this adorable pet, which always involve demanding more food, and his exasperated but doting owner come to life through Tofield's charming and hilarious illustrations.

What did I think? I loved Simon Tofield's book Simon's Cat! The feline creation is ingenious, such as outwitting his owner on a trip to the vet, and creative as in the many ways a cat can look like a birdhouse. Of course there's always the occasional indignity, such as when the birds use Simon's Cat's vet cone as a sitting area similar to the birdbath! But whatever you catch Simon's Cat doing it will bring a smile to your face! Adorable, affectionate, demanding as only a cat can be, Simon's Cat will have you laughing! And Simon Tofield's line drawings are simply wonderful! Simon's Cat is already a YouTube sensations, and now you can own a little piece of the wonderful antics of Simon's Cat in the new book just released called, Simon's Cat! Take a look at the most recent YouTube animation, called Hot Spot where "A demanding cat goes to great lengths in order to warm up and become the centre of attention." And you can also go to the Official Simon's Cat Website to see more videos, learn more about Simon Tofield and his real life cats, join Simon Cat's Facebook page or Follow Simon's Cat on Twitter! Would you like to see an excerpt from the book? You can go to Hachette Book Group and click on the link there to get a peek at some of the cute drawings in the book! This would make a great gift for any animal lover, or you can enter to win a copy for yourself right here!!! Courtesy of Anna of Hachette Book Group, I have 3 copies of Simon's Cat to giveaway!

To Enter This Giveaway...

*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address!

*Get an extra entry for following my blog! Just leave a comment letting me know you're a follower! ( Not a follower yet? No problem, sign up by clicking on the 'followers" button! Just let me know you became a new follower!)

*Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link for an extra entry too!

*For a bonus entry, tell me about your favorite pet at home!

This giveaway is open to U.S. & Canadian Residents only! Contest ends 11:59pm EST on Nov. 21st. I will randomly pick the winner the next day and email him or her! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck!

27 comments:

LuAnn said...

Gosh, I'd love a copy of this book! Cats are so funny, anyway, but to take their eccentric personalities and turn them into cartoons is ingenious!

Shirley said...

I would love to have this book. We have a cat named Oreo and she considers my husband and I her staff!

rubynreba said...

I have two funny cats and I know I'd love this book!
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rubynreba said...

I follow.
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Linda K said...

I love all things cat! I live in a house full of them. But I am not a crazy cat lady.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda K said...

follower

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stpand said...

Please enter me, it sounds like a great read!

Jane said...

Looks like a funny book.

I'm already a follower.

My favorite pet is my beta.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Liz said...

Cute book! I'm not familiar with Simon, though with 3 cats in residence, you'd think I would! I want to recommend another book to animal lovers, "Animals in Heaven?" It's about the destiny of our animal companions, a journey closer to God, who created us all, as well as our animals. It's geared to Catholics, but I think all animal lovers will enjoy it. And as it presented evidence for animals to be present in heaven, it's reassuring to us all to know we'll see Max, or Chapin, or whoever your beloved, and now deceased, pet is. Those just happen to be mine!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for sharing this Liz! Sounds like a wonderful book and one that explains that nagging question about what happens to our furry babies....

Dawn M. said...

I would so love to read this book. Too funny. *grin*

Heh. I have two characters at my house - blue heelers named Shyla & Pepper. Shyla likes to take Pepper's bone away from her. So Pepper brings her bone to one of us and we have to hold it for her while she chews on it. They're not a bit spoiled.... LOL!

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Aik said...

Please count me in! I'd love to read this book!

+1 I'm a follower.

+1 Posted this on my site
http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

I follow.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

FoundProdigalDaughter said...

I love the youtube video's of Simon's Cat...I'm sure the book would be fantastic as well!

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FoundProdigalDaughter said...

I follow

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Bonnie Jacobs said...

My cat and I would like to read this book, so here's my email address: emerging DOT paradigm AT yahoo DOT com.

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I came looking for your entry post for the Women Unbound reading challenge, but haven't (yet) found it. I finished the first chapter of We Are Our Mothers' Daughters by Cokie Roberts and it looks good so far.

Suzanne said...

Hi Bonnie!
Thanks for stopping by! You must have just missed the post... I was doing some font correcting... I'm so glad that your enjoying Cokie's book! Sometimes these types of books can be so dry...

Soft Fuzzy Sweater said...

Best cartoon cat ever!
annfes@yahoo.com

Michele said...

Please enter me.
Thanks
mmmtnbike09@yahoo.com

sharon54220 said...

I am a cat lover through & through. I have had cats all my life. I would love to win this book.

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I am a follower

sharon54220@gmail.com

Nicola Selby said...

I have just been introduced to simon's cat. I haven't giggled so much for a long time. We have two cats living with us, Simon's cat is definately based on my cat Prudence. He really has captured the adorable character of these furry friends. Just Brilliant it would be fanatastic to own this book.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Love these cartoons...

Jennifer said...

I'm a follower, too!

Jennifer said...

I retweeted, too!

http://twitter.com/jenniferarnold

Jennifer said...

My favorite pet is my Russian Blue cat, Mr. Pickles. And he definitely has some of the same tendencies as Simon's cat!

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