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Garfield is a fast-talking, late-sleeping, cynical, lovable cat. He hassles Odie, Jon, and Nermal and enchants kids of all ages. Riding the crest of four big best-sellers, he's back--better, fatter, and funnier than ever before! Garfield is a fast-talking, late-sleeping, cynical, lovable cat. He hassles Odie, Jon, and Nermal and enchants kids of all ages. Riding the crest of four big best-sellers, he's back--better, fatter, and funnier than ever before!


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Garfield is a fast-talking, late-sleeping, cynical, lovable cat. He hassles Odie, Jon, and Nermal and enchants kids of all ages. Riding the crest of four big best-sellers, he's back--better, fatter, and funnier than ever before! Garfield is a fast-talking, late-sleeping, cynical, lovable cat. He hassles Odie, Jon, and Nermal and enchants kids of all ages. Riding the crest of four big best-sellers, he's back--better, fatter, and funnier than ever before!

30 review for Garfield Takes the Cake

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

    This collection of strips contains the introduction of Arlene, the hilarious sequence where Garfield gets hijacked by a duck and ends up in the pound, and an appearance by the Tubby Tabby's grandfather, who tells the story of the fat cat's birth. Many of these strips made me smile, and things were cleaner this time around; the only thing that bothered me was a flippant reference to smoking. These comics are much different than what's been in the papers in recent years, so, if you want to see the This collection of strips contains the introduction of Arlene, the hilarious sequence where Garfield gets hijacked by a duck and ends up in the pound, and an appearance by the Tubby Tabby's grandfather, who tells the story of the fat cat's birth. Many of these strips made me smile, and things were cleaner this time around; the only thing that bothered me was a flippant reference to smoking. These comics are much different than what's been in the papers in recent years, so, if you want to see the early days of the Tubby Tabby, this is worth checking out.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Stephen

    3.5 stars. Book 5 in Garfield's continuing quest to find the perfect pan of lasagna (without having to work too hard to get it). Along the way, he torments Odie, Nermal Jim and the rest of gang in classic Garfield fashion. 3.5 stars. Book 5 in Garfield's continuing quest to find the perfect pan of lasagna (without having to work too hard to get it). Along the way, he torments Odie, Nermal Jim and the rest of gang in classic Garfield fashion.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Josiah

    Through the end of 1980 and the first half of '81, Garfield underwent a few changes. Lyman moved further into the background, a nonspeaking character who shows up rarely in Garfield Takes the Cake. He'd been on his way out since early in Garfield's run, so his relegation isn't surprising, but a few other developments from November 3, 1980 through June 7, 1981—the time span covered in this book—are unexpected and exciting. What mischief would Garfield and friends get into now? Garfield's grandpa, Through the end of 1980 and the first half of '81, Garfield underwent a few changes. Lyman moved further into the background, a nonspeaking character who shows up rarely in Garfield Takes the Cake. He'd been on his way out since early in Garfield's run, so his relegation isn't surprising, but a few other developments from November 3, 1980 through June 7, 1981—the time span covered in this book—are unexpected and exciting. What mischief would Garfield and friends get into now? Garfield's grandpa, a scraggly gray cat with black markings, is introduced November 10 (page seven). He might be more sarcastic and cynical than Garfield. November 17 (page ten) is a good punchline referencing Garfield's girth even at an early age. December 1 (page sixteen) is a somewhat philosophical strip, Garfield musing on the difference between boredom and security. December 2 proceeds in a similar vein. December 10 (page nineteen) Garfield rails against Jon Arbuckle's latest threat to have him declawed, but even Garfield has to admit Jon makes a compelling case. December 17 (page twenty-two) is the historic first sighting of Arlene, a pink, gap-toothed cat who would remain Garfield's love interest for many years. December 22 (page twenty-five) is a classic gag, Garfield attempting to evade censure for gobbling Jon's supper. You'd be surprised what that cat can do when motivated. January 4 (page thirty) is an amusing example of what can happen if your behavior changes abruptly. Are people not more comfortable with the same old, same old? January 9 (page thirty-two) Garfield fights a nap attack he feels coming on, with hilarious results. This is one of my favorite strips of the book. Dragged through the air by a large duck in flight, Garfield delivers a few quips before falling to earth. Then the city pound nabs him, prolonging a story that lasts for weeks as Garfield meets a skinny cat named Guido and a big, dumb one named Fluffy in lockup. Can the three of them bust out and make it home? A week of jokes about Garfield's weight ensues, followed by a week of Garfield and Jon dieting. February 18 (page forty-nine) is a humorous glimpse of how Garfield "seasons" his veggies. Jon tries to train Garfield to catch mice using a windup mouse, but he isn't interested in food that runs away. March 17 (page sixty-one) starts an arc where Jon takes Garfield to Liz the vet. It's obvious, though, that Jon is more interested in Liz than his cat's healthcare. March 18, Liz memorably rebuffs Jon's flirtation. At the end of March Jon drives out to stay at his parents' farm with Garfield, always a fun week. Arlene returns in April for some snide banter, and on April 18 (page seventy-four) Garfield history is made: he stands up on his back paws. The change isn't permanent, but it's coming. Garfield perches on an alley fence to tell a week's worth of corny jokes, and April 30 (page eighty) he stalks prey for food that...might not be able to stalk back. On May 8 (page eighty-three), Jon's attempt to restrict Garfield to canned cat food ends badly, in arguably the funniest strip of the book. Garfield revisits the idea of walking on his back paws for the May 17 (page eighty-seven) Sunday comic, then Jon and Garfield go on an extended camping trip. Just the car ride there lasts more than a week, and after camping there's another four days in the car. Nermal pops by for a visit, charming everyone as early summer approaches. There's nothing earth-shattering in Garfield's early days, and Jim Davis never deviated far from that. The comic is pure fun with an occasional nugget of thought, much less frequent than in Charles Schulz's Peanuts. But Garfield's fans owe years of fun to that curmudgeonly cat, and I look forward to more of his misadventures in the next book. I'll spend a day with Garfield and the gang anytime.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lakshmi C

    Lies!!! There is NO cake. Garfield has a mean grandpa. Garfield and Odie dissolve into laughter. Garfield tries dating but attracts the wrong species. Not as funny as I expected... Sleep solves all. Nap attack. I'm feeling drowsy now... The good ones : Cat gets hijacked Garfield provides Movie critic Loving Pooky The meh ones : Garfield tries dieting Heart attacks The philosophical ones : The mouse is a parent, the mouse goes to church, respecting fellow creatures, Planting chickens... Pooky is a one cat teddy bea Lies!!! There is NO cake. Garfield has a mean grandpa. Garfield and Odie dissolve into laughter. Garfield tries dating but attracts the wrong species. Not as funny as I expected... Sleep solves all. Nap attack. I'm feeling drowsy now... The good ones : Cat gets hijacked Garfield provides Movie critic Loving Pooky The meh ones : Garfield tries dieting Heart attacks The philosophical ones : The mouse is a parent, the mouse goes to church, respecting fellow creatures, Planting chickens... Pooky is a one cat teddy bear. Not bad, not good, not funny.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mark Austin

    I don't ever remember laughing at Garfield. Reading it was like re-watching an episode of a sitcom you've already seen ten times and know all the plot threads and punchlines. There's a bland comfort to it and, for a stretch in early Middle School, bland comfort was preferable to none. I consumed all the Garfield books in the Middle School library, idly wondering when something new would happen to shake up the Groundhog Day-esque loop in which they lived their lives, for a character to maybe grow I don't ever remember laughing at Garfield. Reading it was like re-watching an episode of a sitcom you've already seen ten times and know all the plot threads and punchlines. There's a bland comfort to it and, for a stretch in early Middle School, bland comfort was preferable to none. I consumed all the Garfield books in the Middle School library, idly wondering when something new would happen to shake up the Groundhog Day-esque loop in which they lived their lives, for a character to maybe grow or change. As the library's stock dwindled, so to did my desire to wade through any more of Garfield's doldrums. In some ways the world of Garfield seems to represent some primal desire to keep everything safe by maintaining the conformity of each new day to the mold fixed by the last, but such a life seems more like death by whimper.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Chloe Martinez

    What i thought about this book is that it was funny and its a great book for people who like comedy this book is also a variety of funny bits there are many bits that are hilarious and its so funny because Garfield is always having problems with eating everything he sees. this book is a type of book that makes you laugh like for example eating tips dont eat anything on fire !!!!!!this book is static I liked this book I think if you read it you will find out if he fixes his disorder of eating.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Iggy Igwell

    Garfield hugs Pooky.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Roy

    Now I know where Garfield's birth story came from! What great fun it is to read the original books!! Now I know where Garfield's birth story came from! What great fun it is to read the original books!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Meg McGregor

    I have always loved the cartoon cat, Garfield! In fact, when I was teaching, my entire classroom was decorated with Garfield posters, animals, mugs, etc. The students really enjoyed reading each of the books for the different holidays as well! With all the uncertainty in the world, due to the Covid-19 Virus, I thought I might cheer myself up, by reading some of these funny book. I can commiserate, with my favorite large orange fat, cat! No, not fat - "pleasingly plump" like me! Jim Davis, if you are I have always loved the cartoon cat, Garfield! In fact, when I was teaching, my entire classroom was decorated with Garfield posters, animals, mugs, etc. The students really enjoyed reading each of the books for the different holidays as well! With all the uncertainty in the world, due to the Covid-19 Virus, I thought I might cheer myself up, by reading some of these funny book. I can commiserate, with my favorite large orange fat, cat! No, not fat - "pleasingly plump" like me! Jim Davis, if you are reading this, thanks so much for all the joy you have given me for over thirty years! I had three favorites from this book! I like to have comics that I can relate to! In the first one, Garfield is talking to his Grandpa. "It's great to see you Grandpa! Why, I bet you're still the best ratter in Middletown!" His Grandpa says, "I gave that up." Garfield asks why and his Grandpa says, "Ever try to gum a rat?" I can certainly relate to that comic as I have dentures; if you do you know that they are a pain and you can't eat everything, even with the dentures! The second comic I really liked was when Garfield is sitting on a park bench! "So what if I'm lost? Big deal. I can handle it. Cats are adventurous. Cats are independent. Cats are strong...." Then he cries out, "I want my teddy bear!" My daughter Katherine had a teddy bear named Sad-Eyes. She loved that little raggedy bear. She is 26 and still has that little bear on a shelf in her bedroom! The third comic I enjoy is with Garfield and Arlene! That kitty cat has a heart of gold putting up with Garfield's shenanigans. "How about us having a lasting relationship, Garfield?" Arlene asks him. Garfield replies, "I'm sorry, Arlene. I'm already hopelessly in love with somebody else." When Arlene asks who, he replies, "Me!" If you have ever been in the dating world, this one really hits home! Garfield, Jon, and Odie forever!!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Nessler

    Now entering a relative of Garfield's, some potential female companions, and more dieting. Garfield is spunky in this installment. Still in a never ending contest to eat as much food as possible. Jon attempts to get Garfield to stand up to his mousing duties but that doesn't happen. Another book of joy. Love Garfield! Now entering a relative of Garfield's, some potential female companions, and more dieting. Garfield is spunky in this installment. Still in a never ending contest to eat as much food as possible. Jon attempts to get Garfield to stand up to his mousing duties but that doesn't happen. Another book of joy. Love Garfield!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alex Nic.

    This book is a great book its full of fun jokes and Jon not getting a date with Liz. In my opinion these are the classics, with lots of fun jokes. I like the long term stories that go over many strips. Overall Good book!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kaelin Miller

    One of my favorites. It has great humor and it's clever. I think children will enjoy this very much because who doesn't love Garfield? One of my favorites. It has great humor and it's clever. I think children will enjoy this very much because who doesn't love Garfield?

  13. 4 out of 5

    Rowan

    A very funny Garfield book, and as the cover says, captivating!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lucy Marciello-Harrison

    lukey

  15. 4 out of 5

    Christine Rains

    I'm reading the Garfield books with my eight-year-old son. He loves this fat cat as much as I did when I was young! I'm reading the Garfield books with my eight-year-old son. He loves this fat cat as much as I did when I was young!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mr. Green arrow

    Is a decent book, but not all that funny, and only takes around 30 to 40 minutes to read. I would read it if you have some spare time and need a good chuckle to brighten your day.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Chuchuva

    It's a funny book but it's got the same comics and they just put them over and over again. It's a funny book but it's got the same comics and they just put them over and over again.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Connor Elijah Farrell

    I think Garfield is really funny!

  19. 4 out of 5

    King

    hits a great book

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ivy Bryn

    I love and will never stop loving Garfeild's "charm" and Jon's pitafulness. I love and will never stop loving Garfeild's "charm" and Jon's pitafulness.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Freya Campbell

    IT IS SO GOOD

  22. 5 out of 5

    Paolo Pasco

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. five shining stars. that cat could hit me with a truck and i'd thank him five shining stars. that cat could hit me with a truck and i'd thank him

  23. 5 out of 5

    Winston

    Ok outdated though😕

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lemmy

    Book is funny, but there is no cake!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Chase

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The greatest comics in 1 book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jose Zapata

    I love his cynical nature

  27. 4 out of 5

    Isaac

    Super funny

  28. 5 out of 5

    Conan Tigard

    Garfield Takes the Cake is another fun-filled book of Garfield the cat comic strips. Garfield up up to his usual hi-jinx messing with Jon and Odie. Arlene is a nice addition to the cast as Garfield finally has a female cat to play against. It is great that she doesn't fall for all of the things he tries to pull. And poor Lyman . . . where has he gone. He is barley in this book. He is fading away . . . fading away . . . fading away . . . fading away . . . There were quite a few times I let out a Garfield Takes the Cake is another fun-filled book of Garfield the cat comic strips. Garfield up up to his usual hi-jinx messing with Jon and Odie. Arlene is a nice addition to the cast as Garfield finally has a female cat to play against. It is great that she doesn't fall for all of the things he tries to pull. And poor Lyman . . . where has he gone. He is barley in this book. He is fading away . . . fading away . . . fading away . . . fading away . . . There were quite a few times I let out a chuckle while I was reading this book. I would show those to my wife and she would look at me a say, "That's not funny." Humph . . . everyone has an opinion, I guess. Does Garfield ever make me laugh out loud? No, but he does entertain me . . . and isn't that what comics are all about? Being entertained? Overall, Garfield Takes the Cake is packed full of antics by our favorite comic strip cat. Sure, he can be a little mean. Sure, he is fat and lazy. Sure, he loves to eat, eat, eat. And sure, he knows what he likes and knows how to get it. Do you know what that means for you and I? It means that we get to spend and hour or so being captivated by him and his friends. What more can anyone ask for?

  29. 5 out of 5

    Matt Williams

    I want one. Not just a ginger cat... not all ginger cats are Garfield's, no matter what people say. And whatever that thing was in the movie... that certainly wasn't a Garfield... not sure what that monstrosity is but it ain't no Garfield. And can someone also please tell me what those things are in The Magic Roundabout movie? Because is all I saw when I watched it was a desperate ploy, immature sales tactics and a bunch of corporate pigs paying for hookers with our children's money... is nothin I want one. Not just a ginger cat... not all ginger cats are Garfield's, no matter what people say. And whatever that thing was in the movie... that certainly wasn't a Garfield... not sure what that monstrosity is but it ain't no Garfield. And can someone also please tell me what those things are in The Magic Roundabout movie? Because is all I saw when I watched it was a desperate ploy, immature sales tactics and a bunch of corporate pigs paying for hookers with our children's money... is nothing sacred? Not sure what I just wrote here... it seems to me that I may have some unresolved issues. Is this what social media does to a person? Catches them at their most vulnerable; tired, hungry and bored, then allows them to vent about nothing at all, until suddenly, very slowly after a long and ruthless outburst, come rounding up to an ever strange conclusion about pigs and hookers and things being sacred. Somehow a cartoon cat has had a mad influence on me today. Happy Thursday everyone... it is Thursday, right?

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nikki Banks

    Garfield Takes the Cake is a funny comic strip about a cat with a huge appetite. Throughout the comic Garfield tries to steal the cake from in front of his owner. He tries every way he knows how and eventually succeeds. I gave this comic a 4 out of 5 for its humor and funny illustrations. I feel that this material is suitable for all ages and can be enjoyed and understood by anybody in the world. I really appreciate Jim Davis's humor and find it funny that you can predict what happens next. Garfield Takes the Cake is a funny comic strip about a cat with a huge appetite. Throughout the comic Garfield tries to steal the cake from in front of his owner. He tries every way he knows how and eventually succeeds. I gave this comic a 4 out of 5 for its humor and funny illustrations. I feel that this material is suitable for all ages and can be enjoyed and understood by anybody in the world. I really appreciate Jim Davis's humor and find it funny that you can predict what happens next.

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