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Binky takes charge
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Published:
Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, c2012.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
64 pages : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 3 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
560L
Status:
Cane Ridge Elementary - Kids Comic/Graphic
GRA SPI
Cockrill Elementary - Kids Comic/Graphic
GRA SPI
Dan Mills Elementary - Kids Comic/Graphic
741.5 SPI
Description
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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781554537037, 1554537037, 9781554537686 (pbk.), 1554537681 (pbk.)
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
560

Notes

General Note
"Edited by Tara Walker and Karen Li"--T.p. verso.
General Note
"The hardcover edition... is smyth sewn casebound. The paperback edition... is limp sewn with a drawn-on cover"--T.p. verso.
General Note
"The artwork in this book was rendered in ink, watercolor... "--T.p. verso.
Description
"Binky the space cat has been promoted to lieutenant. He's now in charge of training the next generation of space cadets. But then he meets the new space kitten -- who isn't a kitten at all! Is someone trying to pull the fur over his eyes? Binky and Captain Gracie need to figure out the new cadet before the next alien attack!"--Information from Amazon.com.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Spires, A. (2012). Binky takes charge. Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Spires, Ashley, 1978-. 2012. Binky Takes Charge. Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Spires, Ashley, 1978-, Binky Takes Charge. Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Spires, Ashley. Binky Takes Charge. Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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