Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Giveaway and Book Review #33: SIMON'S CAT by Simon Tofield


Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 giveaway five (5) copies of
SIMON'S CAT
by Simon Tofield.

Rules for entering this giveaway are at the bottom of this post.




Category: Humor
Format: Trade Paperback
Publish Date: 9/24/2009
Price: $12.99/$0.00
ISBN: 9780446560061
Pages: 240
Size: 8-1/2" x 6"

About the book (from the publisher):
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.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Stars

My Thoughts: 
Fun! Fun! Fun! I laughed and giggled my way through this collection of cat cartoons and had to fight to keep it out of the hands of my family so I could finish it. They kept hanging around wanting to know what was so funny. But I couldn't spoil it for them -- they just had to wait their turns. And everybody loved it. Whether you're a cat lover or a cat hater, you'll find plenty in this book to support your position.

SIMON'S CAT is by turns endearingly, sweetly, naive and then downright irritating and aggravating. But he's always funny. Tofield's simple line drawings depict the daily agenda of a cat's life from surveillance of a miniscule (non-existent?) bug to stalking, subduing, and shredding the living room couch. I think the funniest panels are the ones which prove true every paranoid thought you've ever had about cats being in charge of humans.

SIMON'S CAT is a very funny little book, and it would make a great stocking stuffer for anyone who has ever encountered a cat!

If you'd like to take your chances on winning a copy, just keep reading.



Click here to watch the Simon's Cat videos.

Click here to visit SimonsCat.com

Simon Tofield is an award-winning animator who lives in London.

RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave a comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 30 2009.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.

Thank you to Anna
at Hachette Book Group
for supplying my review copy and
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

77 comments:

bermudaonion said...

This does sound like a fun book! Don't enter me - I've already won it.

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Stacie said...

I follow.

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Martha Lawson said...

This sounds like a really fun book! I'd love to win it.

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Martha Lawson said...

I am already a follower.

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librarypat said...

Yes I'd like to win this book. Smiles and a little laughter are wonderful to share. Can think of several people to share this book with.
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librarypat said...

I am both a follower and a subscriber to this blog.

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southernmatrix said...

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xxsquigglesxx said...

Please enter me!

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I am a follower.

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amanda18228 said...

I would love to win this book!
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amanda18228 said...

I follow your blog via google reader.
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amanda18228 said...

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Marie said...

This book sounds like fun. Please enter me. Thanks.

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Marie said...

Your blog is in my Google reader.

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RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for the opportunity to win.
My email's rkcharron at gmail.com

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
I'm a Follower.

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
I posted about your giveaway for my Fri Dec 18th 5am EST post.
http://rkcharron.blogspot.com

Benita said...

Yes, I'd like to win.

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Benita said...

Email subscriber.

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Benita said...

Follower via GFC.

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holdenj said...

Sounds like a fun book, please count me in!
Thanks.
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holdenj said...

I subscribe/follow you via google reader.
Thanks.
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aksimmo said...

Giggling already. Sign me up

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Rebecca Graham said...

I have a cat, a very spoiled cat. Would love to win this.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/6791639882

Anonymous said...

Would love to throw my name in the hat.

Laura

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sharon54220 said...

I am a big Cat lover.

I would love a chance to win this book.

Happy Holidays!!

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I am a follower via Google Reader.

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sharon54220 said...

I am also a follower via Google Connect

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Jaime said...

I would love to win, I had a copy and my grandson stole it from me, He loves it
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Jaime said...

follower
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Jaime said...

subscriber
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Jaime said...

Technorati Fave it
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Julie (Okami) said...

I would love this book

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Julie (Okami) said...

Contest Tweeted

Zibilee said...

This looks like a really funny read and I'd love a chance to win a copy, so please do enter me in your giveaway, and thanks for hosting it!

zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

Zibilee said...

I am also a follower of your blog as well.

Zibilee said...

I am also a follower of your blog as well.

Marilu said...

This looks like a fun read. please enter me. Thanks!

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Marilu said...

I am a follower via google~

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Mystica said...

Please count me in.


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wmmahaney said...

I would love to be entered to win this. It would most likely be gifted to my aunt who has 2 cats. :)
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Winning Readings said...

This is a great book!

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Winning Readings said...

I'm a follower

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Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/simons-cat_24.html

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Anonymous said...

Perfect for my husband! Count me in.

Wendy
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Annette said...

I'd love to win this for my husband's aunt!

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Nicola said...

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Cheryl said...

This sounds like a fun book. Please enter me.

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misskallie2000 said...

I Love SIMON'S CAT. I have 3 cats and they are so much fun to watch. Each has a different personality and so funny. I remember when Garfield's first cartoon came out.
This reminds me of Garfield.. yet different.
Thanks for the opportunity of entering this giveaway.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

I am a follower


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misskallie2000 said...

I am a subscriber


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misskallie2000 said...

I've sent emails to my friends who love cats and dogs. This book will be perfect for them..

I am new at this so no blog..

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Wendi P said...

My 7 & 9yr old daughters and I watch the YouTube videos of Simon's Cat all of the time and we would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

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Wendi P said...

Tweeted, thanks!!

http://twitter.com/WendiP/status/7084248207

Wendi P said...

I follow on google friend.

Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! I'd love to win!

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a follower.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Mary said...

Please enter me
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Mary said...

Wow -- and I already follow you!
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a real librarian said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!

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a real librarian said...

I also follow!! =)

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Mrs. Melissa said...

I'd love to win!

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Mrs. Melissa said...

i tweeted!
http://bit.ly/4wI8pb
@wlcgrad

Aik said...

I'd love to win!

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Aik said...

I'm a follower.

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Aik said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/7188782141

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Dawn M. said...

Oooo, I love Simon's Cat! Count me in, please. :0)

Thanks!
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Carol M said...

I would love to win this! I enjoy reading everything that has to do with cats!
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Carol M said...

I'm a follower.
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Carol M said...

Tweet

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Anonymous said...

Yes I would love to win this,,thx for contest..
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