Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars (Ricky Ricotta Series #4)by Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat
Ricky Ricotta is lucky to have his Mighty Robot as a best friend. They play, study, and even get in trouble together, and they always watch out for each other. That's what friends are for! In this book
From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations!
Ricky Ricotta is lucky to have his Mighty Robot as a best friend. They play, study, and even get in trouble together, and they always watch out for each other. That's what friends are for! In this book, Ricky and his Mighty Robot meet a mean little Martian named Major Monkey who plans to take over Earth with his monstrous Mecha-Monkeys. When Major Monkey plays a trick on Ricky's Robot, it's up to Ricky to rescue his friend and stop Major Monkey from menacing mousekind!
Originally published in 2002, this edition features brand-new full-color illustrations throughout!
Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.
Praise for the RICKY RICOTTA'S MIGHTY ROBOT series (original editions, published 2000-2005)
"An adventure story with great appeal . . . With barely more text than a long easy-reader, this title will be a heaven-sent choice for kids with reading difficulties." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"It's easy to see how Pilkey's high-action, easy-reading chapter novel with a comic book feel would appeal to younger readers. . . . Silly good fun." --KIRKUS
Meet the Author
Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; DOG BREATH, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and THE PAPERBOY, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him online at www.pilkey.com.
Dan Santat wrote and illustrated the graphic novel SIDEKICKS, and has also illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times bestseller BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD by Ahmet Zappa. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his family. Please visit his website at www.dantat.com.
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Great book for trading off reading chapters with a new reader, especially one into super heroes. Action is silly and fun. Bad guys comically evil and the two heroes succeed together with teamwork and friendship. Gimmicks, the page flipping action sequences and the learn- to- draw- the- characters section, are exciting and laugh inducing for a five year old. On the downside, it may lead to the Captain Underpants series by the same author and many discussions about appropriate times for potty talk. But if one can live with the occasional embarrassing moment, it's all in good fun.
this is the best chapter series for younger kids. although i'm 10 i liked this book quite a bit, but not enough to read it again. my favorite part is when ricky is sent in space to help ricky's mighty robot.