Thursday, September 10, 2009

SIMON'S CAT: A PURRFECT COFFEE TABLE BOOK...and GIVEAWAY!

GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
SIMON'S CAT

BY SIMON TOFIELD

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
WATCH THIS IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT!




ABOUT THE AUTHOR: (from the official Simon Tofield website)
Who is Simon Tofield?
Simon is an English animator who has a great interest in British wildlife, painting, the great outdoors and of course cats.
Feed me!

Does Simon have a cat in real life?
He has three cats - Hugh, Maisie and Jess.

Hello!

Why does it take so long to make each Simon's Cat film?
Simon draws all of the Simon's Cat films himself. This can require up to 25 drawings per second of animation.

Hard at work

What software is used to make the Simon's Cat films?
Adobe Flash. Simon draws on an A4-size Wacom Intuos 3 pen and tablet.

Cats can draw too

When will the Simon's Cat shop open again?
The shop has closed temporarily because Simon has been busy finishing the book and the fourth film. It will reopen later this year.

Who are you calling a mug?

Who is 'Shrooty'?
He’s the talented sound designer who works on the films with Simon. If you're interested in hearing more of Shrooty's work you can visit his website by clicking here.

These go to 11!

Do Simon's real life cats provide the character sounds for the films?
Actually Simon makes all the character sounds in the films himself, including the meows!

Meow!
THE GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
5 COPIES OF THIS HILARIOUS AND
WONDERFUL COFFEE TABLE BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY!
RULES:
--U. S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL IN YOUR COMMENT
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY

HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT AND TELL IF YOU HAVE A CAT AND IF SO, TELL WHAT YOUR KITTY'S NAME IS

+1 MORE ENTRY: FOLLOW MY BLOG AND TELL WHERE YOU DO

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE WITH A LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: READ MY REVIEW WHEN IT COMES OUT AND LINK BACK HERE TO TELL ME SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT IT, OR NOT SO INTERESTING--EITHER IS FINE, NO HARD FEELINGS!

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE IN BY
6PM, EST, OCTOBER 5

THESE CATS LOOK LIKE THEY ARE
"WALKING LIKE AN EGYPTIAN"
IF YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS
MEANS, GO TO THE CORRECT
GIVEAWAY AND GAIN A BONUS ENTRY
FOR THAT GIVEAWAY ONLY BY
WRITING THE FOLLOWING:
"CATS WALKING LIKE EGYPTIANS"

THANKS FOR ENTERING
AND GOOD LUCK!

127 comments:

fredamans said...

Thank you for the entry.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

I do have a pure black cat, named Floyd.

fredamans said...

I am a follower through blogger and google connect.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

fredamans said...

I blogged giveaway;
http://fredamans.blogspot.com

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

traveler said...

What a unique and delightful giveaway. Thanks. My cat is a cutie named Eli.
saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

bermudaonion said...

This looks like a fun book, I'd love to be entered. Both our son and I are allergic to cats, so there are no cats here. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I subscribe in Google Reader.

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

I'd so love to win this (and, sigh ... could really relate to the humor as well lol)

Why YES - I do have a cat. Here name is BIRD (well, she sounds like one hahaha Plus we have a strange sense of humor around my house)

My son has one, too - his name is Bucet!

Then, we have about a trillion un-named strays who show up and get fed because apparently there is a huge blinking light (like Gotham City's Bat Signal) above my home telling all the cute little demons where to come for a handout lol

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

And I follow through Blogger :)

Melissa said...

I have only one cat, Bentley. He seems to think he runs the house in our place, well at least the bedrooms. The bedrooms are his favorite places to be.

Hayden392@comcast.net

Melissa said...

Bingo, I am already following your blog so, does that qualify me for another entry?

Thanks for this opportunity. This really does look like a really cute book to have laying around for a quick laugh.

hayden392@comcast.net

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I don't have cats (allergic) but my husband's son and his girlfriend have FIVE! And who can keep track of all their names?!!!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I follow you through the Google follow thing on your blog and through Google Reader.

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Wanda said...

Please enter my name in your draw. I don't personally have a kitty, but I visit a friend's kitty once in awhile. His name is Buttercup and he's a real cutie!
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Wanda said...

I am a Blogger follower.
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Misusedinnocence said...

I have a cat named Eponine. :)

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Misusedinnocence said...

I follow. :)

misusedinnocence@aol.com

cabadov said...

Wow! I didn't know Simon's Cat was coming to books. I love that guy (follow him on twitter too).

We have 4 cats: Tick, Munch, Bean and Oi (our oldest, Limburger, passed away 2yrs ago)

Cheers
cabadov(at)hotmail(dot)com

cabadov said...

Oh, I also follow your blog in my reader
cabadov(ato)hotmail(dot)com

Beth said...

Please enter me. I have a calico cat named Reba and a white cat named Ruby!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Beth said...

I follow on google.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

cabadov said...

Just tweeted about this
http://twitter.com/cbadov/status/3891664156
cabadov(at)hotmail(dot)com

Misty said...

+1 We're not allowed to have pets where I live now, but I used to have many cats, generally with weird names (Mighty Mouse, Aliem, Friend, Angel -- who was a devil -- Apache, Paul Stanley, Gizmo, etc)

+1 I'm already a follower via Google Friend Connect.

~Misty (mbradenwf@gmail.com)

[I just want to point out that my Captcha is "undstshi" wtf?]

Pissenlit said...

I don't have a cat. Though I like them and they tend to like me, I'm very allergic to them. :(

un_pissenlit (at) hotmail (dot) com

trishalynn0708 said...

I have a cat, it doesn't live with me. It is at my parents. I got her when my fiance and I first got together. But then we had kids and moved out of my parents house and have lived on our own with our kids for going on 5 years. But I still think of her as my cat. :) Her name is Roxy.

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

trishalynn0708 said...

I subscribe in google reader

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

RachieG said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Simon's Cat. The book look awesome, but the movies are WONDERFUL!!!!!!

I have a stray cat named Hateful I have fed for FIVE years. I've never touched her but she has lived in my backyard and eats dinner with us outside. :)

rachie2004 AT yahoo (d0t) com

RachieG said...

I'm a follower of this blog on my RSS Feeder!!

rachie2004 AT yahoo (d0t) com

Renee said...

We used to have a cat named Tucker.

reneesuz82(at)msn(dot)com

Renee said...

I follow you on blogger's dashboard reader

reneesuz82(at)msn(dot)com

gahome2mom said...

We currently are without a cat. We had a cat named Bailey. He was beautiful and so friendly. Someone poisoned him with antifreeze. We could not dare have another cat or kitten after watching him die. :(

gahome2mom said...

button on blog

holdenj said...

No cat here. Had one growing up named Velevet.

JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

I follow through Google Friend!

JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Bingo said...

Well, it is good to know I can't put anything past you all! You found my spelling mistake...and good for you. I bet some of you thought if you spelled it correctly, it wouldn't count! Sure, that was what I meant..well, maybe not, but what is interesting is that from your comments I see you all are taking this two ways for a bonus...hmmm, again OUTSMARTED! I will accept either one..I have to..you all are too smart!

DarcyO said...

Okay, this looks like a fun one! Please enter me! Our family has two cats, Taz and Tulip.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

CATS WALKING LIKE EGYPTIANS

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Lyoness2009 said...

I had a fat black cat named "Tank"...he passed away around Christmas but he was very very sweet. :)

lyoness2009 @ hot mail **dot** COM

MJ said...

I love Simon. No cats here since both sons have asthma.

I follow.

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Serena said...

I don't have a cat currently...I only have a part-time kitty---mom is watching Mittens for us because of her allergies and costly vet bills while my husband continues to look for work.

This looks like a cute book.

I'd love to be entered and I follow through Google Reader

savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

Debbie said...

I have a son that would love this book so much.
We have two cats - Lucy and Bree.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

I am a google follower.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

okbolover said...

thanks for the giveaway! I do have kitties! I have two furbabies! one named Coco and the other Chichi :)

sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

Jo said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this.

+1 ENTRY: I have two cats (both siamese/mixes) named Beth-el and Jeu'el.

jump_up_thrice[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jo said...

+1 MORE ENTRY: I follow you blog via Google Connect.

jump_up_thrice[at]hotmail[dot]com

donnas said...

Please include me. I love Simon's Cat.

I have 2 cats one is a black and white named Sparticus and one is a long haired tabby colored named Zeus.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

donnas said...

I am a follower.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

donnas said...

Posted on the sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Park Avenue Princess said...

Please count me in Bingo!

I do have a kitty and his name is ARMANI..

x0xx Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

IAmHiMaintenance(at)aol(dot)com

Park Avenue Princess said...

I do follow

Google friend connect

and

Google Reader

x0xx Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

IAmHiMaintenance(at)aol(dot)com

Booklogged said...

I have 2 cats - Nally (Naw lee) and Itty Bitty.

booklogged AT gmail DOT com

Booklogged said...

I am a follower through blogger and google reader.

Commchick said...

I actually have two cat: a female named Little Bit and a male named Sam.

Sharon
belchers@jccal.org

Commchick said...

I follow you on Blogger. I really hope I win this book, it looks wonderful.

Sharon
belchers@jccal.org

trishalynn0708 said...

Blogged:

http://trishasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways-of-day-911.html

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

Alyce said...

I have a cat named Tiger. He was a stray kitten who ran into our house when the door was open and adopted us last year.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce said...

I follow your blog.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

need a good funny fall read,,my cats lewis & gabby,,thx for the contest..
thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Maureen said...

That video was so funny and we have two cats, Curious and Liberty.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Maureen said...

I am a follower on google.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

thebookaddict said...

We have a pure black cat named Alis. We used to spell it the traditional way, but my son misspelled it once and she, being a teenager, decided that she wanted to change the spelling of her name to A-L-I-S. She is very precocious! Try living with her =)

miller4plusmore(at)bellsouth(dot)net

thebookaddict said...

I follow via Google friend connect.

miller4plusmore(at)bellsouth(dot)net

thebookaddict said...

I tweeted it here:

http://twitter.com/thebookaddict/status/3925018890

miller4plusmore(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Kat Bryan said...

I have several cats. Buddy lives in the house and Chuck, O.B., Mohawk, Jack and an unnamed kitten live outside.
winterset AT peoplepc.com

Linda K said...

cats names, huh? Vogue, Fluffy, Jack, Mika, Jaxon, Vala, Tess, AB, Logan, Abbey and M. Fluffy is the only outdoor cat and most everyone else thinks my bed is theirs.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda K said...

new follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Virginia said...

I have 7 cats: Little Joe, Dusty, Kid, Sam, Sandy, Grady, and Elvis. I am a Google follower and email subscriber. gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

Mine is Foxy.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Jaime said...

I have 4 cats, Alfie, Tubby, George and Trixie

Jaime said...

I am a follower
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I don't have a cat, but I'd like to read the book anyway.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

wade said...

i have 3 cats..Roxxy,Shadow,Newman

thanks sounds wonderful
wadesherry@hotmail dot com

wade said...

i follow your blog

wadesherry@hotmail dot com

Glenn said...

No cats, but looks like a fun read. Thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

Belinda M said...

I have two cat's...Jersey and Brooklyn


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog in google friends


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Belinda M said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/4111358263

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pippirose said...

Oh, how wonderful that Simon's cat is now a book! I've watched the movies, and laughed so hard I cried!
I'd love to win!
Hubby's allergic, so alas...no cats.
:o)

pippirose said...

I'm now a "follower" on Blogger.
:o)

Lisanne624 said...

I have three kitties: Clyde, Tiggy and Bob. They all came to us from other homes, so they already had names. The only adjustment we've made was that Bob used to be called Baboo -- but he's SO not a Baboo!

lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

Lisanne624 said...

I'm a follower!

lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this... Not for myself, but a really good friend who loves cats and has been great to me this past year. I don't have a cat, but as a child I lived vicariously through my best friend and her kitty, Tiger (a gorgeous tabby who had the personality of a demon). LOL! Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.
aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

The Book Vixen said...

I would love to win this book for my mom. She love's this cat! Please enter me. The cat is cute. I can't believe the guy makes all the cat sounds himself.

+1 I do not have any cats myself but my mom does have two, Polly (she got her name because she is a Polydactyl) and Trixie.

The Book Vixen said...

+1 I'm a GCF follower :)

The Book Vixen said...

+1 tweeted
http://twitter.com/thebookvixen/status/4349285279

The Book Vixen said...

And my email is

thebookvixen [at] gmail [dot] com

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

I love cats. I am a new follower.
Your contest is just too cute. I love you have added all the kitties. And the Video. I have never heard of this. I am now off to look um up on youtube. :O)
Please enter me.
I have 3 cats (Dexter)(Jace)(Ms Goldie)

Lifkdasux at aol dot com

nfmgirl said...

I have five cats: Fancy, Momma, Simon, Delilah and Shotsie.

nfmgirl said...

Oops! I got distracted by the TV. Let's try that again...

I have five cats: Fancy, Momma, Simon, Delilah and Shotsie

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I follow via Google

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Blogged:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/09/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-09-26-09.html

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

DCMetroreader said...

I have 3 cats. The oldest cat's name is Steven Ken

kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

DCMetroreader said...

Follower

DCMetroreader said...

Posted on my blog under current giveaways http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

Kinga said...

Please enter me too (once).

We have two cats and their names are Hurka and Mio.

kingabrit at gmail dot com

minishoes1 said...

We have a cat black named Salem Jinx. Who is 5 yrs old and so pretty! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I already follow through google friend connect..jacquecurl1@gmail.com

etirv said...

Don't have one but used to have one named Maxim.

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

Don't have one but used to have one named Maxim.

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

Google friend connect follower!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

catss99 said...

I have a cat named Kreepy Kitty!
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

catss99 said...

follow through blogger
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

catss99 said...

I like the video!
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

Tasses said...

My son's cat is living with us while he figures out what he's doing after graduation form university. Her name is Bb (short for Badgerboots).

Tasses said...

I subscribe via Google reader

yadgirl said...

I don't currently have a cat, but I have had several in the past: Fred, Barney, Buddy to name a few.

Anonymous said...

Alas, I don't have a cat anymore. My last cat, Flash, passed away three months ago. I am a huge cat-lover, and have pretty well always had one in my life.
linda{at}downes[dot]net

flowerchild said...

we don't have a cat at the moment but my daughter keeps asking for one..thanks


flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

flowerchild said...

i follow via google.

g.g. said...

I have two kitties, Plato and Telly

Anonymous said...

I don't have a cat, but I have a puppy. Her name is Bambina.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

starryann said...

Hello I actually have two cats, Shadow and Sunny.

starryann2000@yahoo.com

thanks for the contest

SuzyQ1955 said...

Hi! No I don't have a cat but I live in an apt. house when 8 of the apt. do. Beliece it or not I swear their eyes pick up a extra sparkle when they see me. This is because I inherited two gunea pigs when my daughter moved out and I think they are hoping to be invited to dinner with (on) them.

Lee P said...

I have a crazy cat and his name is Wiley. Thank you for this nice giveaway and please count me in.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

I follow your blog via Google Friends.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

I shared your giveaway on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/4615510529

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

~The Book Pixie said...

I want to win this so badly.

I have a huge, not fat though mind you, lovable cat named Rudy.

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

~The Book Pixie said...

+1 I'm a follower through google friend connect

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

~The Book Pixie said...

+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/thebookpixie/status/4620561589

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

MUM said...

I'd love to win this.

I have a beautiful cat named Rudy and he is one big baby. lol. Spoiled rotten I'm afraid.

Marie
utah91960(at)yahoo(dot)com

MUM said...

+1 follow through google friend connect

Marie
utah91960(at)yahoo(dot)com

MUM said...

+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/utah91960/status/4621494917

Marie
utah91960(at)yahoo(dot)com

renee said...

I have two cats, george and jane.
reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

renee said...

I follow on google freind connect
reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

Nancye said...

I don't have a cat, but I have a sweet Miniature Schnauzer named Abby.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

Tweet! Tweet!

http://twitter.com/NancyeDavis/status/4638410615

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I am a follower via Google friend Connect


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