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Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires

Binky the Space Cat
By Ashley Spires
2009-08 – Paperback
Kids Can Press
9781554534197
$7.95

If you’ve ever had a house cat this scenario may seem plausible to you. That is to say, assuming you had a cat that stares out the window and an active imagination. This is a very funny book that adults will enjoy as much as the kids.

Publisher comment: “Binky is a space cat – at least in his own mind. He’s really a house cat who has never left the family “space station.” Unlike other house cats, Binky has a mission: to blast off into outer space (outside), explore unknown places (the backyard) and battle aliens (bugs). Binky must undergo rigorous training so he can repel the alien attacks that threaten his humans. As he builds his spaceship, he must be extremely careful with his blueprints – the enemy is always watching. Soon Binky is ready to voyage into outer space. His humans go out there every day and he’s sure they need a certified space cat to protect them. But just as he’s about to blast off with his co-pilot, Ted (stuffed mousie), Binky realizes that he’s left something very important behind … and it’s not the zero-gravity kitty litter. In the first book in the Binky Adventure series, graphic-novel readers will delight in watching where this lovable and quirky cat’s imagination takes him.”

Kids Can Press has been impressing me a lot lately. And here’s one more example of a clever kids book.

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