Cover image for Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the mutant mosquitoes from Mercury : the second robot adventure novel
Title:
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the mutant mosquitoes from Mercury : the second robot adventure novel
Author:
Pilkey, Dav, 1966-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Blue Sky Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
A mouse named Ricky Ricotta and his giant flying robot attempt to save the world from an invasion of massive mutant mosquitoes from Mercury.
General Note:
Originally published as Ricky Ricotta's giant robot vs. the mutant mosquitoes from Mercury
Language:
English
Reading Level:
470 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 59519.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.5 2 Quiz: 22102 Guided reading level: L.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780590307215
Format :
Book

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Summary

Ricky Ricotta and his best friend, an amazing, giant flying robot, save the world from an invasion of massive mutant mosquitoes from Mercury.


Author Notes

Dav Pilkey was born on March 4th, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. His father was a steel salesman, and his mother was the organist at a local church.

In 1984, Pilkey attended Kent State University as an art major. One of Pilkey's freshman English professors complimented him on his creative writing skills, and encouraged him to write books, which launched him into his career. He found out about a contest for students who write and illustrate their own books, with the winners earning the prize of publication. Pilkey began creating his first book, "World War Won," and entered it in The National Written and Illustrated By...Awards Contest for Students. Pilkey won the contest and flew to Kansas City, Missouri to meet the editors and publishers at Landmark Editions, Inc.

Soon after the publication of World War Won, Dav moved back to Kent, Ohio where he had gone to college. In 1997, Pilkey won the Caldecott Honor for his book "The Paperboy" but is perhaps better known for his "Captain Underpants" series, which he had created while still in elementary school. His title Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers made Publisher's Weekly best seller list for 2011. His title's, The Adventures of Captain Underpants and Dog Man Unleashed, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Pilkey bridges the gap between his picture books and "Captain Underpants" series (Scholastic) with this entry about Ricky the mouse and his mechanical pal. Here, the duo battle extraterrestrial insects and an evil robot. In addition to telling an amusing story, the author also manages to squeeze in factoids about the planet Mercury, Flip-O-Rama animation, and cartooning lessons, though these may prove difficult for the targeted audience. Ontiveros's black-and-white cartoons enhance the humor and action, and the layout breaks the text into manageable chunks for new readers. This series may not be as popular as Pilkey's earlier titles, but Ricky will garner young fans of his own.-Laura Santoro, Coventry Library, Cleveland Heights, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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