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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot

Series: Ricky Ricotta (Book #1)
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Martin Ontiveros, Dan Santat

Ricky Ricotta is a lonely mouse. He has no brothers and no sisters to play with. Often he finds himself being picked on by bullies at school. He is waiting for his life to change for the better — for something big to happen.

Meanwhile, Dr. Stinky McNasty, a bad rat scientist, is up to no good. He wants to take over the entire city of Squeakyville. He has built a monstrously-sized robot and now orders it to destroy the city! But to Dr. Stinky's surprise, the giant, gentle robot refuses, and with Ricky Ricotta's help, the robot gets away!

Soon, nobody can pick on Ricky Ricotta anymore. He and his robot get to teach those bullies a lesson. But Dr. Stinky wants revenge on the robot, and creates a giant lizard to destroy it. A battle ensues, and in tried-and-true Flip-O-Rama fashion fun, the good guys come out on top. Dr. Stinky is foiled for good!

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Adventure, Series

About the Author and Illustrators

Dav Pilkey Children's author Dav Pilkey's work includes the Captain Underpants and Ricky Ricotta series.
Martin Ontiveros
Dan Santat Dan Santat, author and illustrator of The Guild of Geniuses, was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in California. Santat attended the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated with a B.S in Biology. He went on to receive an illustration degree from the Art Center College for Design, where he graduated with honors.

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