Spires, Ashley Binky the Space Cat 64 p. Kids Can Press 2009. $16.95. PICTURE BOOK. Binky is no ordinary house cat. He may seem like he naps a lot and likes to cuddle with humans, but he is actually protecting the humans from aliens everyday. His dream is to fly to outer space. In fact, Binky has never even been outside of his house. He becomes a member of F.U.R.S.T. - Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel. He begins collecting parts to build his rocket ship. Once he is all set and ready for blast off, Binky realizes that the one thing he wants to take with him won't fit in his rocket. This is a cross between a picture book and a comic book. It has a very easy to read format, and the pictures are extremely humorous. Although the plot is basic, the story will actually appeal to older readers who will be able to get the humor better. I found it very funny and entertaining. EL- ESSENTIAL. Anna Mattheus, Elementary Teacher.