Binky to the Rescue

Ashley Spires
Ashley Spires

While in hot pursuit of an alien invader (a bug), Binky accidentally falls out the space station porthole (bathroom window) and finds himself in outer space (outside) for the very first time. But just as Binky begins to explore, he discovers that his copilot, Ted (stuffed mousie), is trapped beneath an enemy warship (wasps' nest)! Binky must rescue Ted from the clutches of these evil aliens. Will he be able to save his best friend? Can Ted survive his ordeal? Does Binky still suffer from space gas? This book will delight graphic novel readers of all ages.

978-1-55453-597-2 | Sep 1, 2010
List Price: USD $8.99, CAD $9.99
4-color 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 64 pages
Grades: 2 To 5 / Ages: 7 to 10
978-1-77138-071-3 | Feb 10, 2014
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

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Awards & Reviews

“Intrepid Space Cat Binky returns with another thrilling and dangerous adventure! The muted palette and variety of panel shapes, sound effects, expressive characters and deadpan humor work in perfect rib-tickling harmony.”
— Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review, August 2010
“Spires's skilled cartooning makes this easy to read and follow, with clear actions supporting a silly, outrageous story.”
— Publishers Weekly, September 2010
“Visually stimulating and a lot of fun, this is great addition to any graphic novel collection. Worthy.”
— SLJ Fuse 8, September 2010
“Spires offers just the right combination of cute cat drawings, a silly plot, and fart jokes to appeal to her audience.”
— Booklist, October 2010
“A great choice for beginning chapter-book readers or an introduction to graphic novels, this one's a winner in both quality and appeal.”
— School Library Journal, November 2010
2011 - Comics for Kids, Joe Shuster Awards, Short-listed
2011 - Best Publication for Kids, Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, Short-listed
2011 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2010 - Book of the Year, ForeWord Reviews, Winner

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