Friday, August 5, 2016

Fluffy Strikes Back by Ashley Spires

The saga of Binky the Space Cat may be over, but there are still stories to be told...

Sergeant Fluffy Vandermere was once a brave young agent in the service of P.U.R.S.T. (Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel) but now he heads up the whole operation. He and his loyal assistant, Click, keep the humans and space pets of the world save from the hideous aliens (bugs) that strive to destroy them!

But one day, the bugs launch a secret offensive and invade the secret headquarters, hitherto kept well-hidden under a large sandbox. Is Sergeant Fluffy just a desk cat? Are all his skills gone? Or can he save himself, Click, and the whole headquarters of P.U.R.S.T.?

I always end my booktalks of this title with "Or will he end the sandbox?" and after a pause there is a ripple of giggles!

Verdict: Fans of Spire's quirky, tongue-in-cheek humor and her spare art style will be delighted at the beginning of a new series. This has all the charm and jokes of Binky, but without recycling old stories. It's as fresh and delightful as starting Binky for the first time. Highly recommended.

ISBN: 9781771381277; Published 2016 by Kids Can Press; Purchased for the library

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