Review: Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires


Title: Binky the Space Cat

Author: Ashley Spires

Publisher:  Kids Can Press

ISBN: 978-1554534197


May Contain Spoilers


This book is hilarious!  I love Binky and his determination to save his humans from aliens, aka bugs.  He is so concerned about the safety of his humans that he becomes a card carrying member of F.U.R.S.T., or Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel.  He trains hard, he studies hard, and he devotes his every effort to protecting his humans from alien domination.  There’s only one problem – he’s never been outside of the space station, otherwise known as the family house.  Priceless!

This graphic novel is so much fun, and it really helped to brighten my day.  Told with humorous text and comical illustrations, Binky’s adventures are not to be missed.  From his incredibly plump and oddly shaped body, to his cute little mousie companion, Ted, Ashley Spires’ art delights and enchants. Binky gets himself into just enough trouble to keep the laughs coming and to keep his antics fresh and amusing. 

Grade: A

Review copy obtained from my local library

2 thoughts on “Review: Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires

  • November 11, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Very cute. Would you say it’s for late elementary kids?

  • November 12, 2010 at 6:44 am

    @Alison – I would say younger than that. The publisher lists it for Grades 2 – 5. I feel that it will appeal to a broader range than that, though. It is a very fun book!

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