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Binky to the Rescue (A Binky Adventure) Paperback – September 1, 2010 by Ashley Spires (Author, Illustrator)

I’m a 3rd-5th grade teacher and my kids really enjoy this comic book series. The best part is that it’s leveled for Accelerated Reader (AR), so my kiddos get points for reading it. As an adult, I can appreciate appropriate comic books for children, especially since we should be providing multiple genres of text. Check it out!

From School Library Journal Gr 1-4–When Binky the space cat and Ted, his stuffed mouse, fall out of the window and find themselves adrift in outer space (the backyard), the cat has to rely on his training to combat the aliens (bees and spiders) and to get himself home again. Although the feline returns safely, his trusty cohort has been left behind and Binky must brave the unexpected again. The text is cleverly written, and the jokes are appealing to young readers. From Binky’s inner monologue about the motives of his humans to his excessive habit of munching on cat crunchies and releasing a discreet “pooot,” he is funny. As with Binky the Space Cat (Kids Can, 2009), the graphic-novel layout is simple and easy to follow. Spires changes the number of panels and frames per page and includes full-page layouts. The watercolor illustrations are a perfect medium to capture Binky’s changing expressions, allowing readers to understand his emotions even without reading the text. A great choice for beginning chapter-book readers or an introduction to graphic novels, this one’s a winner in both quality and appeal.–Catherine Brenner, Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar, NYα(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Binky to the Rescue (A Binky Adventure) Paperback – September 1, 2010 by Ashley Spires (Author, Illustrator) Review

I appreciate Binky’s role for new and emerging readers, but the bathroom humor (admittedly–it’s minimal) gets to me every now and then (the occasional gas passing and such). All in all, it’s a fun read, but one I’m content getting from the library rather than owning. -Read Reviews-

This is a fantastic book for children (young or teen), and great to read as an adult. I love the surprisingly stupid wit of Binky. His perspective on the human world offers a lot of laughs and creative follow-up play. My 5- and 3-year old nephews just gobbled this and Binky the Space Cat right up!

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