Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet and other Cat-astrophes Review and Giveaway


simon's cat 1I was sitting in the waiting room at the orthopedist when I started reading this book. Before I knew it I was laughing out loud. I’m glad I didn’t start snorting. I guess, technically, I wasn’t reading but looking at British cartoonist, Simon Tofield’s, intricate line drawings featuring his cat and kitten and their crazy adventures.

Going to the vet occupies 49 pages (many in full, vibrant color) in the center of the 240 pages of hilarity. You will laugh until you cry or maybe wet yourself. It is an inspired exaggeration of what most of us face when trying to stuff kitty into a PTU for a visit to the vet. After kitty’s arrival at the vet all hell breaks out!

To visit everybody’s favorite naughty cat avoiding the PTU, you can catch him on his own YouTube channel in a new video, Box Clever, by clicking here. Box Clever was created as a teaser to the upcoming 11-minute, full-color video of Off to the Vet. The video, financed by an IndieGoGo campaign, will be available to funders first. It will appear on Simon’s Cat YouTube channel sometime in 2016.

The vet visit is only part of the hi-jinx in this new book. You’ll laugh at kitty as he deals with the cone of shame and food thievery by the kitten. Several of the vignettes include antics involving the grumpy neighbor and many include various dogs and birds. Those and all the other line-drawn comics are totally relatable if your home is graced by the presence of a cat.


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Anyone who has ever lived with a cat (naughty or otherwise) as well as fans of Tofield’s other books or his nearly 40, animated, YouTube videos will fall in love with this book and want to look at it again and again.

And one lucky reader (worldwide) will win a copy of Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet. For an opportunity to win, leave a comment on this post prior to Friday, October 23, at 5 p.m. EDT. The winner will be selected using

In addition to Simon’s Cat YouTube Channel, you can find kitty on his own blog and Facebook page.

Disclaimer: We received an advance uncorrected proof of the book for our review and one published copy to give away at no charge to us. The opinions expressed are those of The Cat on My Head

My Pet Human Giveaway

simon's catIf you have not entered our giveaway for the adorable book, My Pet Human, written and illustrated by Yasmine Surovec, it’s not too late. To read the review and leave a comment for the opportunity to receive a copy, click here. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. EDT today. Winners will be selected using and announced on our Sunday Selfies post.