I’ve never quite understood the fascination people have with YouTube videos of random people’s cats doing weird or adorable little antics. The animated series of, ‘Simon’s Cat,’ however, doesn’t involve real people (or cats) so I like it much better. As do many a viewer, it seems. These videos get upwards of 10 million views and have over 100,000 subscribers. I don’t know if this kitty is our generation’s Garfield, but he certainly did nail a book deal (well, the director, Simon Tofield in the UK did). Hachette Book Group will publish ‘Simon’s Cat’ come September.

Advance copies sold here.