About the Author

Ashley Spires

Ashley Spires has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and a Graduate Diploma in Illustration from Sheridan College. She is the creator of the Binky the Space Cat series of junior graphic novels, which have earned her numerous awards, including the Silver Birch Express and the Hackmatack. She is the illustrator of several picture books, including Penguin and the Cupcake, Ella's Umbrellas, and The Red Shoes; and has also both written and illustrated several, including Larf, Small Saul and The Most Magnificent Thing, which are known for providing readers, young and old, with a good laugh. She lives in Ladner, BC. Find out more at www.ashleyspires.com.

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Binky Takes Charge

Binky Takes Charge

illustrated by Ashley Spires
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Binky the Space Cat

Binky the Space Cat

illustrated by Ashley Spires
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
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Binky to the Rescue

Binky to the Rescue

illustrated by Ashley Spires
edition:Paperback
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Boris

Boris

illustrated by Ashley Spires
edition:Paperback
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Ella's Umbrellas
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“From Ella's Umbrella's, by Ashley Spires:

"Ella had big umbrellas and small umbrellas.
She had umbrellas in pink, turquoise and tangerine.
She had them in every color, even jellybean green.
Several were striped and a few speckled with spots.
A sprinkling had sparkles. A handful had hearts.
Some opened slowly and plenty went POP!

Ella had too many umbrellas."

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Fluffy Strikes Back

Fluffy Strikes Back

illustrated by Ashley Spires
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Larf

Larf

illustrated by Ashley Spires
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
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Le labo sous zéro

Le labo sous zéro

25 expériences réfrigérantes
edition:Paperback
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Our Song

Our Song

The Story of "O Canada"
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
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Petit Paul

Petit Paul

illustrated by Ashley Spires
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Small Saul

Small Saul

illustrated by Ashley Spires
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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Spare Dog Parts

Spare Dog Parts

by Alison Hughes
illustrated by Ashley Spires
edition:Hardcover
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The Red Shoes
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From The Red Shoes, written by Eleri Glass, illustrated by Ashley Spires:

"My feet huff, puff
like two tired trains.

So many shoes
squatting on the shelves,
white and brown, lace-ups
and boots.

My eyes hunt,
my toes tingle.
They call me from the corner,
ruby whispers,
shiny silver giggles.

I slip my hands inside
and walk them across the shelf.
Sing a tiny shoe tune.

Mom picks up the lace-ups.
I pull on her hand.
'The Red ones, Mom.'"

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