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Publication Order of Ricky Ricotta Books

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Naughty Nightcrawlers From Neptune (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ricky Ricotta Activity Books

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Astro-Activity Book O' Fun (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

The name ‘Ricky Ricotta’ refers to a series of children’s adventure books written by Dav Pilkey. The books tell the story of a young mouse and his robotic friend.

+The Story

Ricky Ricotta is a young mouse living in Squeakyville. And he is pretty lonely. Things only get worse once Ricky starts school because his small size makes him the perfect target for bullies.

Ricky’s only wish is for something important to happen, something that will shake up his safe little world and banish the sadness from his life. And that is exactly what he gets when he meets McNasty.

As his name might suggest, Doctor Stinky McNasty isn’t a nice person. The crazed rat scientist used his genius intellect to create a robot. His goal was to destroy the earth and the giant robot was supposed to be the means by which he would achieve his goal.

Things go wrong for McNasty when he commands his robot to do the dirty deed and it refuses. McNasty isn’t particularly pleased with the rebellious attitude and he proceeds to zap the robot with a ray gun.

Ricky happens to be watching this series of events play out and he not only smashes the ray gun but he sends McNasty running. The Robot cannot believe Ricky’s bravery. It is especially impressed by his decision to risk everything to save its life.

It doesn’t take the two long to become friends. The Ricky Ricotta series is essentially the story of Ricky and his robot. Ricky learns that having a giant robot for a best friend has its perks.

And since this is a children’s book, no one really bats an eye when Ricky shows his new friend around town: not his teachers, not his classmates and certainly not his parents. They do not even protest the idea of having the robot stay in their garage.

As the story progresses, it becomes clear that there is more to having a pet robot than merely overcoming loneliness. There is an endless barrage of villains looking to take over the earth.

The first of them is Doctor McNasty. But once Ricky and his robot stop him from destroying the world, they must then deal with a mosquito, a monkey and a bevy of colorful but dangerous creatures.

Each book is an independent episode dealing with a new villain that Ricky and his robot must defeat before the book ends. Interestingly enough, the monsters come from the planets of the Milky Way, starting with earth and then moving outward.

Because this is a children’s series, there is no death to speak of. Rather, Ricky Ricotta and his robot simply put the villains they have defeated in prison.

There are plenty of reasons to love the Ricky Ricotta series of books, especially if you have first, second and third graders. These books are filled with crazy creatures, space, and robots, everything a little boy would ever want to read in a fantasy novel.

And that is what these books are. They are novels, or at least they are designed to feel like actual novels. Even though the page count is pretty tame, the books are thick and significantly heavy. As such, young readers are likely to feel a sense of accomplishment whenever they come to the end of any given book in the series.

Despite the thickness and the weight, though, the Ricky Ricotta books are as simple in their structure as they get. Most pages are filled with colorful illustrations of the story. There is rarely more than two lines of text inserted per page. So there is no chance of young audiences feeling overwhelmed by the task of reading.

Additionally, there is a flip-O-Rama section that can be used to animate the action by flipping between the pages quickly. A couple of parents have shown some apprehension about allowing their sons to read books whose conflicts are solved through violence.

However, the premise of the Ricky Ricotta series hinges on the idea of a young mouse and his robot fighting alien creatures. And it is generally agreed that the books in this series wouldn’t have much appeal if Ricky and his Robot talked and hugged their foes into jail instead of engaging them in battle.

And even with the action, the Ricky Ricotta books are very clean. Each story tries to teach some sort of lesson. And unlike what he did with Captain Underpants, his more popular series, Dav Pilkey writes in such a way that his messages and ideas are easily understood by young minds.

It is worth noting that this series was initially called ‘Ricky Ricotta’s Giant Robot’. However, Dav’s fans pointed out the fact that Ricky’s robot was only two and a half feet tall and thus couldn’t be accurately described as a giant.

So, based on their suggestions, Dav changed the title to’ Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot’.

Ricky Ricotta has been adapted into an animated series.

+Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot

Ricky Ricotta is a lonely mouse. His school life is far from ideal because people bully him for his small size. His home life is boring. Ricky just wants something big to happen. The little mouse’s wish comes true when he stumbles upon an altercation between Doctor McNasty and his robot.

McNasty made the robot so that it could destroy the earth. The robot refused so McNasty decided to punish it. Ricky swoops in just in time to save the robot and send the deranged scientist fleeing.

The robot is impressed by Ricky’s courage and the two become friends. But Doctor McNasty isn’t out of the game yet. He is plotting revenge and Ricky and his robot must prepare to face off against his next big invention.

+Ricky Ricotta VS the Mutant Mosquito from Mercury

Mr. Mosquito is a resident of Mercury. However, he doesn’t like his home. Mercury isn’t particularly pleasant. In the day, the temperatures rise so high that Mosquito’s flip flops will sometimes melt.

And at night, the reverse happens. The temperature drops so low that Mosquito’s toothpaste freezes. He has had enough. Mosquito wants a change, and his chance comes when he spots earth through his telescope.

Mosquito can see the mice play in the nice weather. That is all the convincing he needs to invade earth. However, if he wants to get his way, Mosquito must first go through Ricky and his robot.

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