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Binky the Space Cat

byAshley SpiresIllustratorAshley Spires

Paperback | August 1, 2009

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Binky is a space cat - at least in his own mind. He's really a house cat who has never left the family ?space station.? Unlike other house cats, Binky has a mission: to blast off into outer space (outside), explore unknown places (the backyard) and battle aliens (bugs). Binky must undergo rigorous training so he can repel the alien attacks that threaten his humans. As he builds his spaceship, he must be extremely careful with his blueprints - the enemy is always watching.

Soon Binky is ready to voyage into outer space. His humans go out there every day and he's sure they need a certified space cat to protect them. But just as he's about to blast off with his co-pilot, Ted (stuffed mousie), Binky realizes that he's left something very important behind ... and it's not the zero-gravity kitty litter. In the first book in the Binky Adventure series, graphic-novel readers will delight in watching where this lovable and quirky cat's imagination takes him.
Ashley Spires grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the supposed stomping grounds of Bigfoot. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children, including Small Saul and the Adventures of Binky the Space Cat. She was the recipient of the 2011 Silver Birch Express Award and the 2011 Hackmatack Award for Binky the Space Cat...
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Title:Binky the Space CatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.5 × 6.5 × 0.25 inPublished:August 1, 2009Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554534194

ISBN - 13:9781554534197

Appropriate for ages: 7

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute little Graphic Novel A beginner graphic novel suitable for children aged 6+ who are beginning to venture into longer books but still want the comfort of pictures. The story itself is simple and cute, but it does seem to be a read that children will only be interested in for a short period of time - as most books for this demographic.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Binky the Space Cat (Binky #1) by Ashley Spires Pinky the Space Cat is a cute cartoon story with clever images, story line and shows Binky the cat fighting off aliens and planning on space travel. It definitely brought a smile to my face and I am sure kids will like this little guy too.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable An adorable graphic novel about an imaginative cat named Binky, who wishes to explore outer-space (the backyard). A fun and cute read that readers of all ages can enjoy.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable Cute, silly, and so much fun!
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and cute! This is such a wonderful graphic novel for children! Binky is an eccentric little cat with a football-shaped head with a desire to venture out into outer space. Older fans of Scaredy Squirrel will get a kick out of this lovable feline!
Date published: 2011-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was the cutest book ever! I bought this for my nephew and he absolutely loved it!! It is so creative and adorable! I would recommend it for kids of all ages!!
Date published: 2009-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Fantastic for Young and Old Binky came to live with his humans as a kitten. He is all grown up and he loves his humans. He has discovered many things about the world with the most important being aliens. Humans call them bugs but cats know better. He decides to leave his space station (house) so he can spend his life saving the universe from aliens but first he must build a rocket. While building his rocket he also spends his time saving his own humans from the aliens but when the rocket is finished he finds he has left something very important behind. This is a truly adorable book! I enjoyed every single frame of it. The story has an amazingly full plot for such a short number of pages. Binky will capture the heart of the intended audience right away. I also hazard a guess that Binky would be enjoyed by cat lovers of any age. The book is very funny, I caught myself giggling out loud more than once. The humour comes out in the illustrations which one wants to linger over as they are full of detail. The author's graphic style of drawing the characters: Binky and the humans (a single mom and her son) are unique and very eye catching. The whole book is done in shades of grey, with faint browns and blues and eye catching pops of red here and there. Gorgeous to look at. A great, fun read that kids are going to love.
Date published: 2009-11-12

Editorial Reviews

Spires's mix of sly, dry and slapstick humor in her first graphic novel is perfect.-Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review