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Young Fan Sets Beloved Picture Book Character Staight

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Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires

The Kids Can Press office got a surprise this week in the form of a letter from one straight-talking Jimmy of Louisville, Colorado.

Jimmy is a fan of the Binky series (created by author and illustrator Ashley Spires), but clearly felt the popular picture book character needed some advice.

Text from Jimmy's letter:
Dear Binky,
I am here to set things straight. Those aliens are actually bugs. And you are not a space cat, you are a house cat! Your owners don't put on space gear, they put on coats and hats to keep warm.

Kids Can managed to track no-nonsense Jimmy down and let him know that they loved his letter and wanted to share it far and wide — he agreed and his entire class wanted to shake his hand.

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