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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Review: Binky Under Pressure by Ashley Spires

Binky Under Pressure by Ashley Spires. A Binky Adventure.

Binky Under Pressure by Ashley Spires

Kids Can Press
Publication Date: September 2011
List Price: $16.95
ISBN-13: 9781554535040

Review: Ashley Spires has yet again made another Binky adventure, and this adventure is titled Binky Under Pressure . It involves Binky and Gracie, two space cats. Binky is the main character and is a fat and lazy kitty. Gracie comes to Binky's space station to test him on his space cat survival skills.

The story begins with Binky. Binky has a very normal and routine life. He goes through the same schedule every day; he naps, eats, naps, bathes and naps some more. Gracie, on the other hand, has a very active life. She works as a F.U.R.S.T. (Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel) official. As a F.U.R.S.T. official she travels around the universe to test agents, such as Binky, on their space cat survival skills. When Gracie shows up at Binky's space station, Binky thinks that she is an alien. She seems too perfect. Gracie takes his food, litter, best friend and his human's attention. Binky gets mad. He figures out that Gracie is not an alien but a F.U.R.S.T. official and has come to test him. Will Binky pass his test? How would he handle an invasion?

Ashley Spires has outdone herself this time. Binky Under Pressure is awesome. Binky has a hard time with his test. During the test taking process, Binky tries many different ideas. The different ways that he goes about solving the problems that Gracie sends his way will bring a smile to your face. It will even make you laugh out loud. In the end, Binky and Gracie end up working as a team of sorts. I really enjoyed this science-fiction/fantasy book, and I look forward to reading another graphic novel on Binky.

Review written by Michael (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Raab Associates for providing a copy of Binky Under Pressure for this review.

Have you read Binky Under Pressure? How would you rate it?

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