Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus (Ricky Ricotta Series #7)

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Ricky Ricotta loves his Mighty Robot, but sometimes it's hard for a little mouse to have a best friend who's so BIG. One night, Ricky makes a wish: If only his Mighty Robot had another friend who was his own size so he wouldn't have to hang out with Ricky all the time. Little does Ricky know, his wish is about to come true. Evil ...

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Overview


With more than 1.8 million books in print, Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot are a big hit with children. Their latest adventure is the best one yet!

Ricky Ricotta loves his Mighty Robot, but sometimes it's hard for a little mouse to have a best friend who's so BIG. One night, Ricky makes a wish: If only his Mighty Robot had another friend who was his own size so he wouldn't have to hang out with Ricky all the time. Little does Ricky know, his wish is about to come true. Evil Uncle Unicorn has traveled all the way from Uranus with a mean and nasty plan. He's built a giant Ladybot to trick the Mighty Robot so he can take over planet Earth. Once again, it's up to Ricky and his pals to save the day.

Evil Uncle Unicorn attempts to dominate earth by using a Ladybot to trick Mighty Robot.

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Little Ricky Ricotta is in big trouble. The evil, ugly Uncle Unicorn has cunningly hatched a hideous plant to seize control of Planet Earth. He has designed and built a Giant Ladybot to outmaneuver Ricky's Mighty Robot. Can Ricky and his mechanical friend regroup in time to stop the fiend?
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SLJ PILKEY, Dav. Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus. illus. by Martin Ontiveros. 125p. Scholastic/Blue Sky. 2005. Tr $16.99. ISBN 0-439-37646-7; pap. $3.99. ISBN 0-439-37647-5. LC 2004022710.
Gr 1-3–In this installment in the early chapter-book adventure series, Ricky and his robot battle villains from Uranus. When the little mouse finds himself weary of the problems associated with having an awkwardly huge robot friend, he wishes that the Mighty Robot would find a pal his own size. Ricky's wish comes true when the evil Uncle Unicorn creates a giant Ladybot to steal the Mighty Robot's affections. It's all part of Uncle Unicorn's plan to take over the Earth. Ricky enlists the help of his cousin Lucy and her Jurassic Jackrabbit pets to break the Ladybot's hold on his robot and to save the planet. The author delivers another plot-driven, action-packed tale complete with rock 'em-sock 'em battle scenes illustrated in gimmicky “Flip-O-Rama.” Ontiveros's black-and-white cartoons add to the fun and provide additional character details. The text is easy to read, with manageable sentences and short chapters. The package is designed to attract reluctant readers, especially boys, and it will do just that. The book even includes a mini art lesson so fans can draw their favorite characters from the story.–Carol L. MacKay, Camrose Public Library, Alberta, Canada
Children's Literature
Ricky Ricotta is tired of having a buddy that's bigger than life. So when he wishes his robot had a friend his own size to play with, he is surprised when his wish sort of comes true. While Ricky's wishing away, far off in the galaxy Uncle Unicorn and his three Uranium Unicorn cronies are busy polluting their planet to the point that it is no longer inhabitable. Uncle Unicorn has made a lot of money by allowing toxic dumping on his planet. Now it is time to take over Earth. The only thing in his way is Ricky's Mighty Robot. Disguised as a larger-than-life lady robot, Uncle Unicorn tricks Ricky's Robot and captures him, preparing to destroy him forever. Just in the nick of time, Ricky and his cousin Lucy come up with a plan to rescue his robot before it is too late. Despite a few classic setbacks Ricky and Lucy successfully unveil who is behind the lady robot's facade. They fend off the evil trio of Uranium Unicorns, saving the day. Dav Pilkey once again brings us another Ricky Ricotta that delivers the goods. Early readers will find Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot a fun, easy read. This series is particularly good for reluctant readers, as the stories and text are simple and easy to follow, and the illustrations are funny. 2005, Scholastic, Ages 5 to 9.
—Emily Cook
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Gr 1-3-In this installment in the early chapter-book adventure series, Ricky and his robot battle villains from Uranus. When the little mouse finds himself weary of the problems associated with having an awkwardly huge robot friend, he wishes that the Mighty Robot would find a pal his own size. Ricky's wish comes true when the evil Uncle Unicorn creates a giant Ladybot to steal the Mighty Robot's affections. It's all part of Uncle Unicorn's plan to take over the Earth. Ricky enlists the help of his cousin Lucy and her Jurassic Jackrabbit pets to break the Ladybot's hold on his robot and to save the planet. The author delivers another plot-driven, action-packed tale complete with rock 'em-sock 'em battle scenes illustrated in gimmicky "Flip-O-Rama." Ontiveros's black-and-white cartoons add to the fun and provide additional character details. The text is easy to read, with manageable sentences and short chapters. The package is designed to attract reluctant readers, especially boys, and it will do just that. The book even includes a mini art lesson so fans can draw their favorite characters from the story.-Carol L. MacKay, Camrose Public Library, Alberta, Canada Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439376464
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot , #7
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dav Pilkey

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.
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Table of Contents

1 Fun...and Not Fun 7
2 The Wish 16
3 Uncle Unicorn 25
4 The Ladybot 32
5 Alone 38
6 The Next Day 43
7 Help Is on the Way 48
8 Inside the Ladybot 52
9 The Generator 58
10 Ricky's Robot Returns 64
11 The Big Battle (in Flip-O-Rama) 73
12 The Super Mecha-Evil Ladybot 96
13 Justice Prevails 106
14 Bedtime 110
How to Draw Ricky 116
How to Draw Ricky's Robot 118
How to Draw Uncle Unicorn 120
How to Draw a Uranium Unicorn 122
How to Draw the Ladybot 124
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Another fun Ricky Ricotta book

    This book is a lot of fun and just as good as the others in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2007

    I love this book

    I like it because it is fun and I like robots. On the first one, Ricky discovers he had a mighty robot. It is kinda violent and they fight.

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