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Binky Under Pressure
     

Binky Under Pressure

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by Ashley Spires
 

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Holy Fuzzbutt! Binky the Space Cat meets his match in this hilarious new Binky Adventure.

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Holy Fuzzbutt! Binky the Space Cat meets his match in this hilarious new Binky Adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
This highly imaginative book involves two cats and some insects that take the reader to a normal house in an average neighborhood. At least one of the cats could be an alien. Yes, Binky must save the day by eliminating creatures invading his home and learns that it could be a test to see if he gets to stay on Earth. The action packed cartoon like illustrations and simple text makes this story a fun read for beginning or struggling young readers. It spears to be a chapter book due to the number of pages, but there are no chapter breaks. The multiple images on each page can be a little distracting for some students. Binky and friends make a great duo and hopefully will continue to share their adventures with readers across the world. Reviewer: Julia Beiker
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4—Another winning entry in the series. In this installment, a new character enters Binky's well-regulated space station. While Gracie poses as a foster cat competing for his humans' affections, Binky soon realizes that she is in fact a captain in F.U.R.S.T. (Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel), and she has come to evaluate the performance of his space-cat duties. He struggles at first with the trials she sets before him, but when a real danger emerges, he and Gracie work together to protect their home from insect invaders. The story is cinematically told; Spires pulls into close-ups at key moments and shifts fluidly between the vantage points of her two main characters. Pages are well laid out; while the placement and shape of panels vary, they always guide readers' eyes easily through the action, and flashback and fantasy are easily distinguished from real-time events through the use of wavy panel boundaries. As always, the story is infused with laugh-out-loud moments aimed both at kids (Binky's recurring bouts of space gas) and at adults (annoyed at Gracie, Binky thinks, "If this is what girls are like, he's glad he's fixed"). The addition of Gracie gives the story a stronger conflict and greater dramatic heft than was found in the previous books, capped by a satisfying resolution that sets the stage for the space cat's next escapade. Sure to be a hit with graphic-novel fans and cat lovers.—Kate Hewitt, Far Brook School, Short Hills, NJ
Kirkus Reviews

Binky the Space Cat returns for his third not-so-quite-out-of-this-world adventure.

The doughty astronaut keeps his humans safe in their space station (suburban house), but his life has become boring...nap, snack, cuddle, nap, catch aliens (bugs), nap. Then his humans bring home foster cat Gracie. Andquelle horreur! He must share his food, litter and best friend, Ted! When explaining the situation to Gracie doesn't work, Binky stalks her, taking notes. She's too perfect; maybe the aliens created a robot cat in an attempt to infiltrate the space station. But no, when Binky tests Gracie to see if she hates aliens as much as he, she reveals her true identity: Captain Gracie of F.U.R.S.T. (Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel), clearance level 6, License to Scratch; she's Binky's superior and it's time for his annual review! Binky must prove himself or lose his commission. He's made some mistakes in the past, but his humans and his space station need him now! Then aliens actually do invade; will Gracie and Binky be able to beat back the attack? All the ingredients are present for Spires' chubby and sweetly delusional kitty's return: Binky's wild imaginings, deadpan humor, occasional space gas (poot).

Fans will celebrate; aliens will quiver in fright.(Graphic fiction. 7-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781771382342
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Binky Adventure, A , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
972,163
File size:
111 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Ashley Spires grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the supposed stomping grounds of Bigfoot. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children, including Small Saul and the Adventures of Binky the Space Cat. She was the recipient of the 201

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Binky under Pressure 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Succinct_Reviews More than 1 year ago
This is a fun story. The author is funny, but is able to deliver a moral lesson on jealousy. This book is a great option if you have a child that doesn't like to read. The graphics are engaging and the text isn't overwhelming. The kids really enjoyed the "graphic novel" layout and thought Binky was hilarious. Any book that can make my kids laugh and teach them a moral lesson is a winner in my "book." Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the 3rd book in a series of Binky books. It was equally as great as the first 2 books. Cannot wait for another! Very appropriate for children. My son read the first book in 1st grade he is now in 3rd grade and still loves Binky's adventures. Highly recommend to other parents. It is a graphic novel that is funny and engaging for all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Binky has become a beloved character in our house. He is equally loved by our 7 and 10 year old. The writing is clever and fun. The graphic novel style is a hit with boys.