Author(s): Dav Pilkey; Dan Santat (Illustrator)
Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot face off against a flock of flightless foes
Ricky and his Mighty Robot have made a mess. They've been mean to Cousin Lucy, and now they must make it up to her. But their surprise present for Lucy turns into a trap when President Penguin from Pluto plots to take over Earth. President Penguin is peeved because Pluto is no longer considered a real planet. Now he plans to make things very unpleasant for anyone who stands in his way. Can Ricky, Lucy, and their friends defeat this tiny terror and keep Squeakyville safe?
Praise for the Ricky Ricotta series: "This reboot... offer[s] a new generation of readers a fun introduction to chapter books... Newly independent readers and Pilkey fans alike will not be disappointed by the humorous ride." -- "School Library Journal" "Aimed at a younger audience than the wildly popular Captain Underpants books, this series... has all the classic Pilkey hallmarks: comic book panels, superhero action, and flip-o-rama." -- "Booklist"
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. Visit him online at www.pilkey.com. Dan Santat wrote and illustrated the graphic novel "Sidekicks," and has also illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including "The Guild of Geniuses" and "The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend," which won the Caldecott Medal. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his family. Please visit his website at www.dantat.com. "