While my two oldest boys were born only 17 months apart, they have very different tastes in almost everything. From the toys they play with to the books they read, they are distinctly different. Every once in a while, their likes intersect. I love those moments when they can enjoy something together. Recently, they were able to share in the Ricky Ricotta Mighty Robot book series. When the four books first arrived for review, I set them aside on our buffet for a time that I wanted to reward their good behavior. But when they discovered them on their own and both showed such enthusiasm, I decided not to wait. They both raved about the books after reading them.
ABOUT THE SERIES
From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship adventure with brand-new full-color illustrations and mini-comics throughout!
Ricky Ricotta is a little mouse with BIG problems! Every day he is picked on by the neighborhood bullies. He lives in Squeakyville with his mother and father, and being an only mouse, he is often lonely. That is until SOMETHING BIG HAPPENS! A giant flying robot enters Ricky’s life and an unlikely friendship is born! Together, Ricky and his Robot must save the planet from a galaxy bursting with bad guys!
- ABOUT BOOK ONE: RICKY RICOTTA’S MIGHTY ROBOT Little Ricky Ricotta has a problem: the bullies at school pick on him all the time. Until one day, he saves the life of a mighty robot. Together, Ricky and his Robot face the bullies, and save Squeakyville from a giant evil lizard monster. That’s what friends are for!
- ABOUT BOOK TWO: RICKY RICOTTA’S MIGHTY ROBOT VS MUTANT MOSQUITOS FROM MERCURY Mr. Mosquito hates Mercury. The days are so hot, they melt his flip-flops, and the nights are so cold, his toothpaste freezes solid! He’s decided to take over Earth instead.Ricky and his Robot must stop his army of massive Mutant Mosquitoes!
- ABOUT BOOK THREE: RICKY RICOTTA’S MIGHTY ROBOT VS VOODOO VULTURES FROM VENUS Victor Von Vulture hates Venus. His toasted cheese sandwiches are always way too gooey, and ice cream melts in a second! So he and his army of Voodoo Vultures try to cast a spell on the Earth. It’s up to Ricky and his Robot to stop them!
- ABOUT BOOK FOUR: RICKY RICOTTA’S MIGHTY ROBOT VS THE MECHA-MONKEYS FROM MARS Little Ricky Ricotta has a problem: the bullies at school pick on him all the time. Until one day, he saves the life of a mighty robot. Together, Ricky and his Robot face the bullies, and save Squeakyville from a giant evil lizard monster. That’s what friends are for!
Our Thoughts on Ricky Ricotta Might Robot Series
Lucian who is 8 and my oldest, has been reading for a long time. The words are not challenging for him, but this book series is pure entertainment for him. Lucian loves to laugh as he is reading. He is however, a very advanced reader. Warren who is 6 and in first grade, is just starting to be able to read books at this level independently. Occasionally he isn’t sure about a word, but he can still read them on his own for the most part. They do push him to learn while having fun! And both the boys love talking about the series together.
Check out this video to hear their overall thoughts on the series:
Now they’ve got the next book in the series, Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits added to their Christmas wish lists! (It hits stores on October 21st, and is currently available for pre-order.)
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