Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Book 1): Giant Robot

Paperback | February 1, 2000

byDav PilkeyIllustratorMartin Ontiveros

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An exciting new chapter-book series from the bestselling creator of Captain Underpants!

This is the story of Ricky Ricotta, a lonely little mouse that befriends a giant robot, takes on the school bullies, and saves the city from an evil rat scientist - Dr. Stinky McNasty!

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Sometimes you need a friend to protect you, whether you`re a tiny little mouse or a great big robot. Squeakyville`s diminutive population is under threat when the evil rat scientist Dr. Stinky McNasty sets his giant robot upon them to destroy them all. But in a twist, the robot refuses to commit his dastardly crime and instead becomes ...

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An exciting new chapter-book series from the bestselling creator of Captain Underpants!This is the story of Ricky Ricotta, a lonely little mouse that befriends a giant robot, takes on the school bullies, and saves the city from an evil rat scientist - Dr. Stinky McNasty!

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Getting picked on by creeps at your school? Wish you had a special friend? Meet Ricky Ricotta and his giant flying robot! Young readers will cheer as Ricky and his enormous flying robot friend soar through the air and battle the diabolical Dr. Stinky, an evil scientist who threatens to take over the world!

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.58 × 5.26 × 0.28 inPublished:February 1, 2000Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0590307207

ISBN - 13:9780590307208

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Customer Reviews of Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Book 1): Giant Robot

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Easy Chapter Book For Reluctant Boy Readers Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me as his reader. I used to be a snob about Dav Pilkey's books but I've gotten over that :-) My son loves anything by him. He used to take this series out of the library and *look* at it and now he can finally read it. And he read it very well, indeed. This is exactly his reading level. He needed help with about one word per every other page. The story is silly and fun but not babyish, making it very good for struggling older elementary kids. The Flip-o-rama pages work towards his autism. He could sit there all day flipping those pages and he reads on excitedly towards the next Flip section. This book was clean, no toilet jokes, or anything of that nature, cute, fun and exciting with robot vs giant lizard action. Ds had a blast and he'll be reading more while his interest holds for these.
Date published: 2012-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great First Chapter Book! Once again, Dav Pilkey has written a book that will make any reluctant reader cheer! My 6 year old son picked up this book, and for the first time ever, read it cover-to-cover. The robot displayed charming "Iron Giant" characteristics. Libarians note..no toilet humour here!
Date published: 2000-09-06

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Sometimes you need a friend to protect you, whether you`re a tiny little mouse or a great big robot. Squeakyville`s diminutive population is under threat when the evil rat scientist Dr. Stinky McNasty sets his giant robot upon them to destroy them all. But in a twist, the robot refuses to commit his dastardly crime and instead becomes Ricky Ricotta`s best friend! Now it`s the robot that needs protection, from his furious creator. And since he`s helped out Ricky when it comes to bullies, birds and other foes, it`s time for the mouse to return the favour. Children adore Dav Pilkey`s stories, which come to life with Martin Ontiveros` cartoonish illustrations in Ricky Ricotta`s Giant Robot. 

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot series:"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"Newly independent readers and Pilkey fans alike will not be disappointed by this humorous ride." -School Library Journal