Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Naughty Nightcrawlers from Neptune (Ricky Ricotta Series #8)

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Naughty Nightcrawlers from Neptune (Ricky Ricotta Series #8)


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An out-of-this-world friendship adventure by Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey, with full-color art and mini comics by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat.

Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot are in for a sticky, slimy surprise!

Ricky and his Mighty Robot have built the coolest fort Squeakyville has ever seen, and they can't wait for the fun to begin! But then Cousin Lucy arrives with her pets and plans to turn it into a princess castle — what a party pooper!

Things completely fall apart when Nimrod Nightcrawler, a wicked worm from the planet Neptune, digs a tunnel under Ricky's fort, trapping the Mighty Robot. Now it's up to Ricky and Lucy to put a stop to this nightmare — and save their friend!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439377096
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Series: Ricky Ricotta Series , #8
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 44,062
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
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 23 million copies in print worldwide and translations available in more than 32 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. Visit his website at www.dantat.com.

Read an Excerpt


Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot sat on the front steps of their house. They were bored.

"We are going shopping," said Ricky's mother. "I don't want you boys making a mess while we are gone!"

"A mess?" said Ricky. "When have we ever made a mess?"

"Every time you jump in a mud puddle, you make a big mess," said Ricky's mother.

"Oh, yeah," said Ricky.

"And every time you climb a tree, you make a big mess!" said Ricky's mother.

"Oh, yeah," said Ricky.

"And every time you chew bubble gum, you make a big mess!" said Ricky's mother.

"Oh, yeah," said Ricky.

"I know," said Ricky's father. "Why don't you boys build a fort?"

"A fort?" said Ricky.

"Yes," said Ricky's father. "You can use tree branches or cardboard boxes or even old pieces of metal and wood to make a fort!"

"That sounds like fun," said Ricky.

"Great!" said Ricky's father. "Just remember, you must clean up after yourselves when you are done playing."

"We will," said Ricky.

"Good-bye," said Ricky's mother. "And remember: NO MESSES!"

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