Thursday, October 15, 2009

Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires

Other cats lounge around all day, doing nothing, empty of purpose. Not Binky. Binky has trained. Binky has prepared. Binky is now...a Space Cat! His mission is to go....Outside. Ordinary cats cannot go Outside. Only Space Cats. All his life, Binky has prepared for this mission; and he has defended his humans from evil aliens, namely, bugs. Now, he is ready for the ultimate mission! Or is he?

Why are cats so funny? We don't know. But they are. This book shows that, while ordinary cats are ordinarily funny, space-trained, alien-eating, human-defending, cuddle-loving Space Cats are even funnier!

The panels are drawn in black, white, and gray with occasional small splashes of color. I admit that I still haven't quite figured out the ears.

Verdict: Hand this one to kids who like funny stories, cats, or both. If you have a small enough group, it would also make a hilarious read-aloud!

Also reviewed by 100 Scope Notes

ISBN: 978-1554533091; Published August 2009 by Kids Can Press; Review copy provided by the publisher through Raab Associates

1 comment:

Terry Doherty said...

This sounds like a great one, Jennifer. I love funny stories and I think easy readers are much better when they have humor! Yet another one for my TBR pile!

Thanks for being part of the I Can Read carnival.