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Binky takes charge

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Binky the Space Cat, star of this junior graphic novel series, has been assigned an important mission: to train a new space cadet recruit. But when the youngster named Gordon shows up at Binky's house, he's not the kitten Binky expected. In fact, he's not a kitten at all. He's a dog! Because of a new diversity program, dogs are now allowed into P.U.R.S.T. --- Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel (formerly Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel). Ever dutiful, Binky and his colleague Gracie give it their best effort to train him, but Gordon just seems too simpleminded to be up to the task. It's not until they've nearly given up in exasperation that the two cats learn the surprising truth about Gordon --- he's not the dimwitted dog they thought he was! Author-illustrator Ashley Spires has created a hilarious premise for this unique series. The artwork, with its limited palette of soft neutral colors, keeps the focus on the animals' antics. The dialogue is mainly in cat- or dog-speak (?roooph!?), but Spires also includes many other sound effects (including ?pssssssss? for peeing and ?poot? for gas passing). This book is clever and funny, with lots of action, melodrama and laugh-out-loud physical comedy, making it enormously appealing to emerging readers. In addition, the inclusion of the topic of diversity here provides an opportunity for classroom discussions about differences and our expectations about others. The book also speaks to the character education concepts of initiative, responsibility and teamwork.
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9781554537686
9781771382298
9781554537037
9781771382281
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
560L
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subject_facet Cats -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction
Graphic novels
Imagination -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Binky takes charge
title_full Binky Takes Charge
Binky takes charge / [Ashley Spires]
title_short Binky takes charge
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topic_facet Cats
Comic and Graphic Books
Friendship
Graphic novels
Imagination
Juvenile Fiction