Review: Binky to the Rescue by Ashley Spires

 

Title: Binky to the Rescue

Author: Ashley Spires

Publisher:  Kids Can Press

ISBN: 978-1554535972

 

May Contain Spoilers

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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.

Review:

Binky’s back!!  This time around, he takes on an alien warship (wasps’ nest) to save his humans and his best friend Ted. When a mission goes awry and Binky is separated from his loyal copilot Ted, it’s time to take off the kid gloves!  The aliens aren’t going to get away with holding the stuffed mousie prisoner, and Binky will put himself in grave danger to rescue his friend.

LOL!  I just love this series, and I can hardly wait for more.  Binky rocks!  He is so dedicated to keeping the space station free of alien intruders, and every day is an exhausting battle to dispatch the sneaky invaders.  When an accident propels him out into space, Binky has to think fast.  There’s no oxygen or gravity, and his clever solutions to these little problems had me laughing.  Loudly.  The whole book pretty much had me in stitches, and that’s not such an easy thing to do.  After all, I don’t have a sense of humor, don’t ya know?

The art once again elevate Binky’s adventures to high levels of amusement, and Ashley Spires captures wonderfully expressive drawings in every panel.  Binky may not say much, but with those charming illustrations, he doesn’t have to.  Every emotion is clearly evident as they flicker across his football shaped head.

If you haven’t read Binky the Space Cat or Binky to the Rescue, give yourself a little treat this holiday season and check them out.  You will be rolling on the floor in fits of laughter.  Resistance is futile.  (Hey, if it worked for the Borg, it will work for Binky!)  Bring on his next adventure!

Grade: A-

Review copy obtained from my local library

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