Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (series)

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (series)

"Ricky Ricotta" is the fictional hero of a series of children's books written by U.S. author Dav Pilkey (best known for his "Captain Underpants" books), and illustrated by U.S. artist Martin Ontiveros.

In each book, Ricky Ricotta, a mouse, with the help of his mighty robot, saves the world from an evil villain. Also, the books each have a villain from a different planet in order from closest-to-sun to farthest-from-sun excluding Earth as the villain of the first book is from Earth. The reader could see the villains being jailed in each series and later notice the familiar villains from previous books. So far, the villains being jailed are Dr. Stinky McNasty, Mr. Mosquito, Victor von Vulture, Major Monkey, General Jackrabbit, Sergeant Stinkbug, and Uncle Unicorn.

The books are especially appealing to young children because each contains a "Flip-O-Rama" section. In these sections, the reader can "animate the action" by quickly flipping between sets of pages. The result is a simple stop-motion cartoon. The sections are usually devoted to fight scenes between Ricky's Robot and villains.

eries

* "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot" (2000)
* "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitos from Mercury" (2000)
* "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus" (2001)
* "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha Monkeys from Mars" (2002)
* "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter" (2002)
* "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn" (2003)
* "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus" (2005)
* "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Astro-Activity Book o' Fun (2006)
* "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Naughty Night Crawlers from Neptune" (unreleased)
* "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto" (unreleased)

Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot

The first three books were originally published as "Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot". Dav Pilkey stopped using the word Giant in the year 2002 after many young fans pointed out that the Robot really isn't a giant. He's just 12 times taller than a mouse, so he's really only about two-and-a-half feet tall. Many young readers suggested the adjective "Mighty" instead Fact|date=March 2007, so after careful consideration, Pilkey changed the title on all the books.

External links

* [http://www.scholastic.com/titles/rickyricotta/flash_ricky.htm Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot] (Ricky Ricotta official site)
* [http://www.pilkey.com Dav Pilkey] (Dav Pilkey's official site)


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