Cover image for Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the voodoo vultures from Venus / story by Dav Pilkey ; art by Dan Santat.
Title:
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the voodoo vultures from Venus / story by Dav Pilkey ; art by Dan Santat.
Title Variants:
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot versus the voodoo vultures from Venus

Pilkey, Dav,

Ricky Ricotta's giant robot vs. the voodoo vultures from Venus.
ISBN:
9780545631112

9780545630115

9781480644014

9780605823013

9781424262557
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
Physical Description:
118 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
General Note:
"3"--Spine.

Originally published in 2001 in a slightly different form by Blue Sky Press under title: Ricky Ricotta's giant robot vs. the voodoo vultures from Venus.
Abstract:
A small mouse named Ricky Ricotta and his best friend, a giant flying robot, save the world from Victor Von Vulture and his vicious Voodoo Vultures from Venus.
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Summary

Summary

From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations!

Ever wish you had a flying Robot for a best friend? Wouldn't it be great to have a Robot so big and powerful that nobody would ever mess with you again? Friendly Robots can be fun! But with giant friends come giant responsibilities. In this book, the evil Victor Von Vulture and his army of Voodoo Vultures from Venus are about to take over planet Earth. Only the super-smart tricks of Ricky and his Mighty Robot can send the bad guys packing for home!

Originally published in 2001, this edition features brand-new full-color illustrations and mini-comics throughout!


Author Notes

Dav Pilkey was born on March 4th, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. His father was a steel salesman, and his mother was the organist at a local church.

In 1984, Pilkey attended Kent State University as an art major. One of Pilkey's freshman English professors complimented him on his creative writing skills, and encouraged him to write books, which launched him into his career. He found out about a contest for students who write and illustrate their own books, with the winners earning the prize of publication. Pilkey began creating his first book, "World War Won," and entered it in The National Written and Illustrated By...Awards Contest for Students. Pilkey won the contest and flew to Kansas City, Missouri to meet the editors and publishers at Landmark Editions, Inc.

Soon after the publication of World War Won, Dav moved back to Kent, Ohio where he had gone to college. In 1997, Pilkey won the Caldecott Honor for his book "The Paperboy" but is perhaps better known for his "Captain Underpants" series, which he had created while still in elementary school. His title Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers made Publisher's Weekly best seller list for 2011. His title's, The Adventures of Captain Underpants and Dog Man Unleashed, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

Ricky, a mouse, and his robot best friend battle the Voodoo Vultures, who arrive on Earth and hypnotize the population into submission. The cartoonlike illustrations dominate a slight, mildly humorous story that doesn't seem significantly different from Ricky's last encounter with interplanetary visitors. The volume also includes a section of flip-book action and instructions for drawing the characters. From HORN BOOK Fall 2001, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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