Ricky Ricotta loves his Mighty Robot. They do everything together, but it's sometimes hard for a small mouse to have such a big buddy! If only the Mighty Robot could find someone his own size to play with, Ricky might finally have some fun by himself.
Little does Ricky know, his wish is about to come true. Evil Uncle Unicorn has a top-secret plan to trap the Mighty Robot so that he can take over Earth, and he's got a giant surprise in store. Once again, it's up to Ricky to save the planet -- and his best friend!
About the Author
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 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.