Thursday, March 22, 2012

Graphic Novel Review - Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires (5/5 stars)

Reading level: Children's
Genre: Graphic Novel
Size: 64 pages
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Release Date: August 1, 2009
ISBN: 978-1554534197
Stand Alone or Series: Part of the Binky's Adventures series
Source: Swapped through
Rating: 5/5 stars

I really enjoyed this cute book about a cat who is determined to go to space and fight aliens. The illustration is very cute and well done and it is enjoyable across a large range of age groups.

Binky wants to go into space and is determined to build his own rocket to do so. He wants to fight the evil aliens (bugs) that annoy his humans and wipe them out once and for all. But what happens when the space ship isn't big enough and Binky has to choose between his people and space?

This book was very funny and very cute. I read it with my 5 year old son and he got a huge kick out of it. The drawings are humorous and very well done and match the story perfectly. This is done in more of a graphic novel format than a picture book format.

Lots of great messages to about protecting those you love, the importance of family, imaginative play and accomplishing your dreams...all delivered in a humorous and cute package that should appeal to a broad age group. I can see everyone from small kids to adults getting a good amount of entertainment from this book...especially if you love cats.

Overall just an absolutely wonderful little graphic novel that should appeal to both kids and adults. This made me and my son both want to go back and pick up the other Binky Adventuresbooks. Recommended for fans of cats and adventure.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- Graphic Novel Challenge
- 150+ Books Reading Challenge

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