Binky Under Pressure

ImageBinky Under Pressure
Askley Spires (Author and Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2011
64 pages 16.95 (CAN)
978-1-55453-504-0
Ages 7-10
Reviewed by Leslie Corbay

In Binky Under Pressure, the third graphic novel in Ashley Spires’ A Binky Adventure series, Binky suddenly has to share everything.  Like most cats, Binky is content with his life basking in the sun and sleeping, until a new cat is introduced in the home, and Binky is forced to figure out how to share his home, toys and food with someone new.  In the end Binky learns that having another cat around might be a good thing.  Written with a little bit of bawdy humor, and lots of bad cat attitude, Binky Under Pressure is sure to be a hit with kids 7 to 10.  Spires uses a neutral pallet with lots of texture, to capture the sluggish yet curious nature of the cats as they make their way through the story.  Binky can also be found in Binky the Space Cat and Binky to the Rescue.