Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot face off against a flock of flightless foes!
Ricky and his Mighty Robot have made a mess. They've been mean to Cousin Lucy, and now they must make it up to her. But their surprise present for Lucy turns into a trap when President Penguin from Pluto plots to take over Earth.
President Penguin is peeved because Pluto is no longer considered a real planet. Now he plans to make things very unpleasant for anyone who stands in his way. Can Ricky, Lucy, and their friends defeat this tiny terror and keep Squeakyville safe?
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
Ricky and his Mighty Robot couldn't take it anymore. They got out of the pond and sat on the front steps, sulking.
"Hey, Ricky," cried Lucy. "Aren't ya coming back in the pond? I poured in a bunch of pink bubble bath! Now it's glamorous!"
When Ricky and his Mighty Robot saw the pond, they were very upset.
"NOOOO!" cried Ricky. "You RUINED it!"
Ricky marched into the backyard where the adults were playing cards.
"MOMMMM!" cried Ricky. "Lucy made our pond all pink and bubbly!"
"Why, that sounds like fun," said Ricky's mom.
"It's NOT fun! It's STUPID!" Ricky shouted. "Every time we start to have fun around here, Lucy has to come along and RUIN it!"
"RICKY RICOTTA," exclaimed Ricky's father. "You have a BAD attitude. You need to apologize RIGHT NOW!"
But before Ricky could get the chance, Lucy started to cry.
"I'm sorry, Ricky," Lucy sobbed. "I just wanted to play with you! I didn't mean to ruin everything."
"I think we'd better go now," said Lucy's mother, Auntie Ethel. Ricky's aunt and uncle helped everybody get into the truck, and soon they were all on their way back home.
Ricky felt terrible.
Ricky's Mighty Robot felt terrible, too.