Readers who enjoy Henry and Mudge may want to read the Rabbit and Robot series. Both of these series have endearing characters who encounter everyday problems. Rabbit and Robot is a fun series for students in grades 1 and 2 to talk about with other readers. In book clubs or partnerships, students can discuss the characters’ feelings and the lessons the characters learn. The play on words in these texts also gives students opportunities to think about the author’s word choice.
Binky is a space cat - at least in his own mind. He's really a house cat who has never left the family "space station." Unlike other house cats, Binky has a mission: to blast off into outer space (outside), explore unknown places (the backyard) and battle aliens (bugs). Binky must undergo rigorous training so he can repel the alien attacks that threaten his humans. As he builds his spaceship, he must be extremely careful with his blueprints - the enemy is always watching.