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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn : the sixth robot adventure novel
Pilkey, Dav, 1966-
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Publication Information:
New York : The Blue Sky Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
125 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Ricky Ricotta, his Mighty Robot, cousin Lucy, and some friends set out to save mousekind from Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn, with a little help from some special gum and taffy.
Reading Level:
590 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.1 0.5 71506.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.9 2 Quiz: 33929 Guided reading level: L.
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Material Type
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J FICTION Juvenile Fiction Easy Fiction
X Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf
X Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf

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Ricky Ricotta doesn't want to spend the day with Cousin Lucy; she always wants him to play princess. But this game of princess gets dangerous when Sergeant Stinkbug kidnaps Lucy and tries to take over the planet. Together, Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot must defeat the Stinkbugs and save Earth!

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)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-In their sixth adventure, young mouse Ricky and his robot friend battle Sergeant Stinkbug and his foul-smelling hordes. The iniquitous insects need a new realm to pollute, so they launch their garbage-can spaceship, planning to kidnap the king of Earth and take over the planet. Unfortunately, they snatch Ricky's cousin Lucy instead. Ricky and the Mighty Robot ride to the rescue, accompanied by Lucy's unusual pet jackrabbits, which were introduced in Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter (Scholastic, 2002). When Sergeant Stinkbug's Grow-Big Gumballs put the robot out of commission, it is up to the children to dump the trash troops and save the world once again. The short, easy-reading text is highlighted by Pilkey's off-the-wall, deadpan humor. The black-and-white cartoons and the Flip-O-Rama pages add to the comic-book effect. This is a lighthearted transitional chapter book that will have strong appeal to reluctant readers.-Elaine E. Knight Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



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. Excerpted from Mighty Robot vs. the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn by Dav Pilkey All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.