Ricky Ricotta may be small, but he has the biggest best friend around!
There's nothing better than being buddies with a giant flying Robot. Ricky's Mighty Robot always gets him to school on time, keeps bullies away, and even helps out with homework. These two friends do everything together!
When Mr. Mosquito, a meanie from the planet Mercury, invades Earth with his Mutant Mosquitoes, Ricky and his Robot rush to the rescue. But with the Mighty Robot in deep danger, Ricky will have to be brave on his own to save the day!
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story is amazing. As a 4th grader I loved this story. As I read it I wanted to read more books in the series.
My 6 year old son really liked this book. He is just beginning 1st grade and finding books that he looks forward to reading is difficult. As a beginner reader he doesn't like to see pages full of words. This book has only a few sentences on each page with large animated pictures. He is already asking for the other Ricky Ricotta books scheduled to come out. At the end of this book are pages which teach how to draw each character. My son is having a fun time drawing the characters.
I read the Ricky Riccota's Giant Robot and I want to read the sequel. I've heard of other titles for the Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot.