Cover image for Binky to the rescue / by Ashley Spires.
Title:
Binky to the rescue / by Ashley Spires.
ISBN:
9781554535026

9781554535972
Publication Information:
Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2010.
Physical Description:
64 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Abstract:
A loveable and delusional house cat named Binky, who, while in hot pursuit of an alien wanderer (a bug), falls out of the space station porthole (the bathroom window), and finds himself in outer space (outside the house).
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Summary

Summary

While in hot pursuit of an alien invader (a bug), Binky accidentally falls out the space station porthole (bathroom window) and finds himself in outer space (outside) for the very first time. But just as Binky begins to explore, he discovers that his copilot, Ted (stuffed mousie), is trapped beneath an enemy warship (wasps' nest)! Binky must rescue Ted from the clutches of these evil aliens. Will he be able to save his best friend? Can Ted survive his ordeal? Does Binky still suffer from space gas? This book will delight graphic novel readers of all ages.


Author Notes

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 and was shortlisted for a Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award and an Eisner Award for Binky Under Pressure. Ashley currently lives in British Columbia.

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 and was shortlisted for a Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award and an Eisner Award for Binky Under Pressure. Ashley currently lives in British Columbia.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Who doesn't love a cat comic? Although Binky thinks he's a space cat (as seen in his previous book) and his home a space station, his actions are very recognizable as classic feline. He chases bugs, jumps on the furniture, and generally makes a mess of things. He doesn't talk, though; much of this comic is narrated through captions, which express his motivations and feelings. In this case, he's stunned when he accidentally falls out a window into "outer space" and tangles with a hive of bees. Unfortunately, Binky's stuffed mouse toy, Ted, also falls into the garden, and the second half of the book follows Binky's attempts to rescue his friend. Although Binky's drawn movements are catlike, his creativity matches that of an imaginative child, providing more points of identification and amusement. Spires's skilled cartooning makes this easy to read and follow, with clear actions supporting a silly, outrageous story. Ages 7-10. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Horn Book Review

In his second adventure, house-cat Binky (Binky the Space Cat), chasing alien invaders (bugs), falls out the window and lands in "outer space" (the yard). Under threat of an enemy warship (wasp nest), Binky must rescue his stuffed toy. In this graphic novel, very young readers will continue to find lots of humor in Binky's offbeat imaginary antics. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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