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Binky to the Rescue (Binky #2)

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Kids Can Press
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When I try to think of cat-related graphic novels for kids, I find that titles don't fall trippingly off of my tongue. Sure there's the fabulous Fashion Kitty (a great series, in spite of the sound of its name). But that's about it on the feline side of things. While mice have always fared well in comics (Mickey Mouse, Maus, etc.) and continue to do so (Babymouse, Mouse Guard, Missile Mouse, etc.) cats don't get a lot of play aside from the odd Krazy Kat and Calvin and Hobbes. Enter Binky. Binky ...more
Nicola Mansfield
I absolutely *loved* Binky's first adventure, and while, this, his second adventure wasn't quite as stupendous as the first it didn't fall far. My main issue would be that "Space Cat" had such a rich, full plot while "To the Rescue" is a fairly basic plot comparatively. However, it still has all the wonderful qualities I loved the first time around. Binky is such the quintessential cat and this time he is busy ridding the house of aliens (which happen to be wasps who have a warship nearby). Bink ...more
Binky is a normal everyday housecat who believes that he is, instead, a spacecat. Bugs in the house? Aliens. The house itself? A space station. Unfortunately, one day Binky falls out a screen window with his stuffed mousie (or, to his mind, co-pilot) Fred. When Binky is turned safely, he discovers that Fred is still in danger outside. Thus begins the daring rescue mission. The art is amusing, the text fun, and the descriptive words found in practically every panel a great little learning-to-read ...more
Heather Pool
This is a cute graphic novel for any gender, but maybe leaning more towards boys because of some of the humor, between grades third through fifth. It is like a comic about a space cat, named Binky, who is on a mission to save his mousie from the aliens (aka bees). From Binky's prospective outside is space and he refers to his owners as "humans". It is a very creative story and gets the reader to think outside of the box. I love that the pictures are in a comic book style with squares of events. ...more
Melany Hernandezlopez
I think this is one of the best books ever read in six grade.This book was named "Binky to
the rescue" because it`s mostly about a cat who try`s to save a toy named Ted.This story is very
entertaining.It`s a good book I enjoyed it and I also loved it.At the begining it`s about a cat who is
trying to kill or capture a fly.He follow`s the fly all around the house until he fall`s out the window with Ted without him knowing.In the middle of this story its about Binky still trying to kill the fly.The
Once again, Binky finds himself in another adventure, this time, rescuing his best friend "Ted" from the evil clutches of his enemies: the aliens. Once again, I was endearingly amused by Binky's tactics, including his improved combat skills and inventive rescue techniques. A very cute follow-up to Binky the Space Cat. Two titles I would definitely recommend to young readers who are enthusiastic about adventurous kitties and who are being introduced to the world of graphic novels.
Binky to the Rescue by Ashley Spires

This is a science fiction graphic novel for second through fifth grade children. Ashley Spires tells us the story about an officially certified space cat, Binky. Binky believes and lives being a certified space cat. He gets his training from a space cat manual. A book that he constantly reads in order to fulfill his mission: protect his space station from alien invasion (bugs). In this book, Binky rescued his best friend Ted, a stuffed mouise, from being in ou
Sean Albright
1. Binky to the Rescue would be a great novel for younger grades (1-4) because it incorporates colorful pictures, large text and is very easy to read. It uses loads of humor to attract readers while also addressing issues for students around this age group. Binky is trying to find his identity and the book addresses things like courage and uniqueness in a way that is easily understood for young students.
2. This book would suit very young readers incredibly well (Grades 1-4). I think this novel
Stacy Fetters
Binky is back and so is his outer space plans to save his humans from aliens (bugs).
Binky sees an alien in the house and he chases him around. Trying to destroy it. Well he's not paying attention and falls out the window. Hes .... omg... in space (outside). But he doesn't have protective gear. He figures it out and looks around. Finds his best buddy Ted. Seems like he's under a wasp nest. Binky tries saving him and gets stung. Poor Binky. His human saves him and brings him inside.
I thought this was a very cute book. The illustrations were great and very appealing to young readers. The recommended audience would be 1st-4th graders. I think they would really enjoy reading this style of book and find the story very interesting and enjoyable. This book is from the Will Eisner award nominees in 2011.
Becky B
While defending his space station (aka house) against an alien invader (aka bug), Binky accidentally falls out of a window and must survive in outer space long enough to get back in the station. He is finally rescued by a human before he runs out of air. But Binky's mouse Ted was unwittingly abandoned outside and is in danger of alien attack! Binky must rescue his faithful sidekick before the aliens make mincemeat out of him.

Binky's delusions about the outside world and his own position are hila
Hailey Story
The theme in this book would be adventure. Binky the cat has to rescue his best friend and has to do a lot of adventuring to get there. Binky thinks his house is a space station and thinks outside his house is space so he figures out way to survive the outer space surrounding him. The author, Ashley was trying to tell readers, reading her graphic novel that cats may have crazy ideas too. A symbol in this book could be his best friend which is a stuffed animal that you have to do whatever you can ...more
Katie Lebkuecher
1. This graphic novel will enhance my collection by appealing to younger kids, although they may have trouble with some of the vocabulary and adding some comedy to a collection of more serious traditional books.
2. I can see this book being appropriate for students between second and fourth grade. This book uses some vocabulary that may be difficult for younger readers, so it could be used to teach new vocabulary or illustrate how to use context clues to decode unfamiliar words.
3. (2010, October
Binky's the space cat is back for his 3rd adventure. He successfully negotiated the obstacles in Binky the Space Cat and Binky to the Rescue. Now he has a new challenge- another space travelling cat has invaded his space station. Gracie is not just a colleague, however, she's his boss, coming to evaluate his performance. Will he pass her tests and continue as a space cat?

Ashley Spires (Larf) is known for her quirky characters, and Binky is no exception. He has the finest qualities of a domestica
Binky the Space Cat is back, and is as busy as ever, protecting his space station and his humans from invading aliens (bugs). When Binky is a little too overzealous in his pursuit of aliens, he falls through the bathroom window and lands (gasp) in outer space. Young readers will love being one up on Binky as they quickly realize that the space station is his house and outer space is the yard. Binky's quick thinking allows him to find an oxygen source (uh, garden hose) just in time, and the panel ...more
This sequel to Binky the Space Cat continues Binky’s adventures as a cat who believes he lives in outer space. The graphic novel format is an ideal way to showcase the wry humor of the story. In this latest adventure, Binky is busily battling his enemies, the insects that he considers aliens. But when he pushes too hard on a window screen, he falls out the window and into the backyard, or outer space! Luckily, Binky thinks quickly and finds a oxygen source (the garden hose) and ties himself down ...more
Deborah Takahashi
There is never a dull moment in the Space Station, especially when Binky is on duty. No matter the job, big or small, Binky is there. What was supposed to be a routine job, Ted falls out of the window and Binky goes after him. After landing in a bush, Binky realizes that he is OUTSIDE! After finding a way to strap himself down (so he doesn't fly away) and using the garden house as a breathing apparatus, Binky spots Ted beneath the Alien Warship. With his hand dandy Space Cat Exploration kit, Bin ...more
Odd yet appealing. Oddly appealing. Appealingly fun.

I picked this out of a group of new books and found it so approachable that I read the first ten pages before I knew it, then checked it out to read the rest. I haven't read the first one so I don't know how that would have changed my introduction to Binky the Space Cat, but I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure.

Binky is a highly imaginative cat who firmly believes his house is a space station. He defends is station against invading aliens, which
My 6 year old granddaughter loved the first Binky book and loved this one, too! Mommy brought home a stack of books for her from the library and she picked this one to read first and was done in less than 1/2 hour! So cute and fun to read. The pictures are good to show the facial expressions and action and the descriptive words with the pictures add a lot to the meaning. Can't wait to read more of Binky!
Sarah Sammis
Binky to the Rescue by Ashley Spires is is the sequel to Binky the Space Cat. This time Binky gets to put all his training to the ultimate test when he accidentally finds himself outside!

For anyone who has ever owned a cat, especially a house cat, Binky will delight. It will also ring true. From Binky's point of view, the house is a space station and the outside is outer space.

Of course outside isn't outer space, but Binky does his best to survive under the rules of his delusion. He tries to bre
Audience: 2nd-7th graders who like cats and adventure stories, especially those who like fart jokes and lots of noise effects.

Appeal: While I was not impressed with this graphic novel, I can see that there could be great appeal for some kids who like silly stories with cats and adventure. Although the color palette is limited, the drawings are very well executed. There is great expression in Binky's face and body language. Personally, I found the constant sound effects to be distracting rather t
Victoria Whipple
Binky is a seeminly everyday housecat; but he's really a spacecat! In this comic book, our feline hero ventures outside of the mothership (read: house) and returns safely. However, his trusted stuffed moose Ted does not make it back. Binky has to launch a rescue mission to save Ted from the "aliens" nesting in the tree in the yard. Binky is a truly charming character--though this reviewer must confess to being a cat person, so I do have a bias. The ink and watercolor illustrations show Binky's f ...more
Brianna Lanier
This book is about a cat named Binky and how he has to rescue his best friend from the aliens outside.
This book was very cute and funny. I loved it when Binky uses the garden hose as an oxygen source!
An activity I would do: I would have the students draw their own comic of something that seems alien to them.
Katy Jane
Binky tethered to the gnome and using the garden hose as oxygen was hilarious. This was another funny book. Binky was so sweet trying to save Ted. My cats get all over the shower curtains, too. They're most likely space cats, as well. I'll have to keep an eye out.
After abandoning his plans for space travel to protect his humans, Binky gave up on any chance for stepping foot outside the space station. That is, until he accidentally falls out of a window. He always knew that being a member of F.U.R.S.T. came with its share of dangers, but space is a dangerous place for a kitty. Luckily his humans come to HIS rescue. Everything returns to normal until - GASP!!! Where's his best friend, Ted? Outside!!! Right beneath the alien spacecraft!!! Will Binky take hi ...more
Patrice Sartor
Binky is a cat who sports the oddest, yet niftiest, set of cat ears I've ever seen drawn. He takes his self-appointed role as household protector against aliens (specifically, bees. and maybe flies.) very seriously. Unfortunately, Binky falls through a window in an attempt to corner a particularly pesky insect. In Binky's mind, the outside is OUTER SPACE, and this is where his adventure, and rescue efforts of his beloved friend and stuffed mouse, begin. This also marks the point in the book wher ...more
Mar 02, 2011 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children starting to read graphic novels
I must say that our girls love, love, love Binky. I like the stories, but they love them and laugh uproariously at the funny little cat and his adventures. We haven't read that many graphic novels before and this book and Binky the Space Cat have really gotten our girls excited about this genre. They really hope that there are more books forthcoming and the way this one ended, we expect there will be...hopefully soon! The illustrations are hilarious and the stories are fun, quick reads.
May 07, 2015 Jackie added it
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I chose this book because I enjoyed reading Binky the spacecat and would like to have all of the binky series in my classroom.
Karen Osuji
interesting book about a cat, and his perspective on the people whom he lives with and how much they mean to him
Patrick Nguyen
This is like literally the funniest animal book that I've read so far. Its so funny how Binky gets into so much problems. But you know what? Its even funny how he tries to solve it. Binky goes outside to play, but when he is called back into the house, he totally forgot about his toy. He tries to get back out to get it but the door is locked. So first he tries to camouflage his way through the door, but his tail gets stuck on the door. Then he tries to dig underground, but he went the wrong way. ...more
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Ashley was born and raised in British Columbia where she resides still with her cats Gracie and Charlotte. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and a Graduate Diploma in Illustration from Sheridan College. In addition to her illustration, she founded Chicken Tika Creations (which she named after her dog, not the food) and is selling her hand felted items acro ...more
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