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Binky the Space Cat: The Top Secret Collection

illustrated by Ashley Spires

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
May 2023
General, Cats, Humorous Stories
Recommended Age
7 to 10
Recommended Grade
2 to 5
Recommended Reading age
7 to 10
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price

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More Binky means more fun, with this collection of Ashley Spires's Binky the Space Cat graphic novels.

At last, a box set for fans who can't get enough of lovable Binky, the certified space cat and fearless leader of epic missions (if only in his imagination!). Whether he's single-handedly battling alien invaders (bugs) or painstakingly training a new space cadet (family dog), Binky perseveres until his mission is (sort of?) complete. His hilarious cat's-eye view of the world - and his crucial role in keeping it safe - are unlike any other! And now readers can have all the books in the series in one collection!

Bestselling author and illustrator Ashley Spires is a master of the deadpan humor and physical comedy that keep children roaring with laughter and coming back for more. With limited text and lots of visual humor, this delightful and award-winning graphic novel series is perfect for beginning readers - or anyone who appreciates witty humor (or witty cats!). This limited-edition box set includes the entire Binky the Space Cat series, five titles in all: Binky the Space Cat, Binky to the Rescue, Binky Under Pressure, Binky Takes Charge and Binky: License to Scratch!

About the author


Ashley Spires est diplômé de l'Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design. Artiste touche à tout, elle a créé des sites Internet, des livres et des marionnettes. Elle est auteure et illustratrice de plusieurs livres dont Quel génie!, la série Basile le chat de l'espace,Petit Paul, Chien recherche garçon et André est débordé. Ashley a également illustré Le Labo des malins par Shar Levine et Leslie Johnstone. Elle vit à Delta, en Colombie-Britannique.


Ashley Spires earned her BFA at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and went on to earn a graduate diploma in illustration from Sheridan College. She is also the illustrator of Binky the Space Cat. Ashley lives in British Columbia, but you can find her at

Ashley Spires' profile page

Editorial Reviews

Spires's mix of sly, dry and slapstick humor in her first graphic novel is perfect.—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review (Praise for Binky the Space Cat)

Fans will celebrate; aliens will quiver in fright.—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review (Praise for Binky Under Pressure)

From its hilarious cover, complete with an astronaut cat and mouse duo, to its entertaining story ... All the books in this series will provide lots of laughs for middle grade readers as they read about Binky's conquests!—Children's Literature

Intrepid Space Cat Binky returns with another thrilling and dangerous adventure! The muted palette and variety of panel shapes, sound effects, expressive characters and deadpan humor work in perfect rib-tickling harmony.—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review (Praise for Binky to the Rescue)

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