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Title:
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the voodoo vultures from Venus
Author:
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- , author.
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
Physical Description:
118 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
A small mouse named Ricky Ricotta and his best friend, a giant flying robot, save the world from Victor Von Vulture and his vicious Voodoo Vultures from Venus.
General Note:
"3"--Spine.

Originally published in 2001 in a slightly different form by Blue Sky Press under title: Ricky Ricotta's giant robot vs. the voodoo vultures from Venus.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
640 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.8 0.5 59520.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.5 2 Quiz: 23616 Guided reading level: L.
ISBN:
9780545631112

9780545630115
Format :
Book

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Summary

Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot are best buddies -- but with big friends come big responsibilities...

Ricky and his Mighty Robot are late for dinner again, and Ricky's parents are not too happy. They think Ricky and his Robot need to learn a lesson, so that night they send the boys to bed without TV.

Luckily for Ricky and his Robot, their punishment saves them from falling under the spell of Victor Von Vulture, a villain from the planet Venus. Victor has invaded Earth with his Video Vultures, with plans to steal all the food in Squeakyville. Now only Ricky and his Robot can send the bad guys soaring back into space!


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)