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Intrepid Space Cat Binky returns with another thrilling and dangerous adventure! While keeping his humans safe from invading aliens (i.e., insects), Binky falls from a window into OUTER SPACE! (aka the backyard). Thank goodness he has his Space Cat Exploration Kit, and he industriously takes notes on alien life until he discovers that his companion Ted (his purple mousie) fell into outer space with him. Just as he plans a rescue, wasps attack and Binky's humans pull him inside...now Binky must escape the house to save poor Ted from evil alien stingers, but his humans won't let him out! Good thing Space Cat Binky is now schooled in the ways of alien beasts. Spires's second tale of (melo-) dramatic derring-do featuring her pudgy hero-in-his-own-mind Space Cat Binky is as much of a hoot as the first. Binky flinging ear swabs like surikens at an invading fly, painting himself to blend in with the wallpaper...priceless. The muted palette and variety of panel shapes, sound effects, expressive characters and deadpan humor work in perfect rib-tickling harmony. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)
Posted February 6, 2012
As a parent, this has become one of my son's favorite books (4). The illustrations tell a great story that my son can follow and gets him asking questions. This is a book that he can read the pictures on his own, but we both enjoy it for a lap read.
As a teacher a great book to get boys interested in reading. Looking for a book to teach point of view/perspective, Binky views the world through a whole new pair of eyes. The story sequence is easy to follow and contains much humor and drama through Binky's attempts at rescuing his co-pilot. Children will learn the power of observation, how watching others can give you ideas.