From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, a thrilling friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations and mini-comics throughout!
Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot are in another stinky situation!
Ricky's family is headed to Cousin Lucy's house for lunch how boring! Ricky and his Robot are hoping to have a little fun with Lucy's pet Jurassic Jackrabbits, but when they get there, Lucy makes them play princess with her instead! What could be worse?
An invasion of Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn, that's what! Smelly Sergeant Stinkbug has arrived on Earth with a plan to kidnap its ruler, and Princess Lucy fits the bill. Now it's up to Ricky and his Mighty Robot to plug their noses and send those stinkers back into space!
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
From RICKY RICOTTA'S MIGHTY ROBOT VS. THE STUPID STINKBUGS FROM SATURN #6
Ricky and his Mighty Robot flew into the backyard.
There was Lucy, having a tea party with her pets.
"Wow!" cried Ricky. "Look how big your Jurassic Jackrabbits got!"
"They like to eat," said Lucy. "So I named them Fudgie, Cupcake, and Waffles."
Ricky rolled his eyes.
"Let's play princess!" Lucy said.
"No way!" said Ricky.
"Oh, come on," Lucy begged. "I'll be the beautiful princess, and you can be the ugly prince. Fudgie, Cupcake, and Waffles will be our royal ponies, and your Robot can be the big, brave knight."
"What part of 'no way' don't you understand?" asked Ricky.
"Now boys," said Ricky's father, "I want you to play nicely with Lucy."
"Rats!" said Ricky. "This is turning out to be a very bad day."
But what Ricky didn't know was that things were about to get much, much worse, much worse.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My husband and I love to read but my son does not. At least, he didn't until this series came out. He whipped through all of the Ricky Ricotta series books without complaint. (Well, he did complain when he found out that the next book in the series wasn't due out for a few more months!) For me, the real clincher was when he picked up the books to look at them a a second or third time. I'd NEVER seen him do that before! The books are very similar to each other in plot but he didn't seem to mind. Bottom line, if you're a mother who doesn't enjoy handing your children books about underpants or excrement, you might try this series instead.