Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Ricky Ricotta Series #1)

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Ricky Ricotta Series #1)

by Dav Pilkey

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Overview


Meet Ricky Ricotta, a little mouse with a big problem!

Ricky Ricotta lives in Squeakyville with his mom and dad. Ricky has a hard time making friends at school, and the neighborhood bullies are always picking on him. If only Ricky could find someone to be his best buddy and keep those creepy bullies away!

Meanwhile, on the other side of town, a mad scientist named Dr. Stinky McNasty has created a Mighty Robot who is as gentle as he is powerful. Dr. Stinky plans to make the Robot destroy Squeakyville, but there's one little thing in his way: Ricky Ricotta! When Ricky rescues the Robot, an unlikely friendship begins. And Ricky discovers that a little mouse can be a BIG hero -- with some help from his new best friend!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439993531
Publisher: Gardners Books
Publication date: 09/23/2004
Series: Ricky Ricotta Series , #1
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

As a child, Dav Pilkey was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories, so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books.

In the second grade, Dav Pilkey created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and told him he couldn’t spend the rest of his life making silly books. Fortunately, Dav was not a very good listener.

Dav has gone on to create award-winning and bestselling books for children. His Captain Underpants series has more than 80 million copies in print worldwide and has been translated into more than 28 languages. In 2017, DreamWorks Animation brought the character to the silver screen in the feature film adaptation Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and Netflix is now streaming The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV show.

Dav’s latest creation, Dog Man, continues to be a #1 New York Times bestselling series with more than 13 million copies in print worldwide and translations available in more than 21 languages. Dav is also the creator of the Dragon series, the Dumb Bunnies series, Dog Breath, and The Paperboy, which is a Caldecott Honor Book.

Dav lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.

Dan Santat wrote and illustrated the graphic novel Sidekicks, and has also illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including The Guild of Geniuses and The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, which won the Caldecott Medal. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his family. Please visit his website at www.dantat.com.

Read an Excerpt

From RICKY RICOTTA'S MIGHTY ROBOT #1
There once was a mouse named Ricky Ricotta who lived in Squeakyville with his mother and father.

Ricky liked living with his mother and father, but sometimes he got lonely.

Ricky wished he had a friend to keep him company.

"Don't worry," said Ricky's father. "Some day something BIG will happen, and you will find a friend."

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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Ricky Ricotta Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
MommaKuz More than 1 year ago
My 6 yo son and 8 yo daughter love the series. This book got them started and they're quickly moving through the rest of the series. The text is simple for newer readers but the story is fun and engaging for older kids too. They usually read a book once or twice and then are ready to move on to new books. They like this series so much that they keep re-reading them over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really cool. I want to read it over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always fun, this and the captain underpants series got my boys started off reading
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my very active, sports-oriented 7-year-old son, who likes to read himself to sleep and has outgrown Dr. Seuss. I gave it to him at bedtime one night. By bedtime the next night, he had read it from cover to cover 3 times! And if anyone came over, he'd try to read it to them! I took him to the zoo, and he ignored the baby otter because he was too busy reading! I plan to buy the other Ricky Ricotta books now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i like when the robot punched the mecha mosquitoe and i like when the robot battledthe lizard and i like when he beat the voodoo vultures from venus
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like Ricky Ricotta books. They are very funny. This was the second time I had read these stories and they were still good! They have a giant robot on the story and there were 3 books in this one volume. I wanted to give the book 10 stars, but I could only give it 5 stars. That's how good it was.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These books are a great introduction to chapter books, especially for boys having trouble learning to read. Pilkey is the favorite author of every young boy we know!
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ricky Ricotta, an elementary school student mouse, is smaller than the rest of his classmates and is constantly bullied. That is, until one day Ricky wins the friendship of a gigantic robot by freeing him from the evil scientist who created him. Ricky and his robot then embark on a number of adventures. Personally, I didn¿t find much of substance in this book, either in content, writing style, or illustration, but I can see the appeal for young readers, particularly boys. It¿s a short and sweet adventure story that will capture their attention and probably have them clamoring for the next book in the series.
trewerner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Read with Zack. Flip-o-rama pages of robot fighting is fun. Story is ok.
MrsBond on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ricky the mouse is sad and lonely. His dad promises that one day something BIG will happen. That something is a giant robot that becomes his friend. My daughter thought the old show Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot was based on this book; perhaps the author was inspired by the show when he was a toddler?
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Children reading material
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