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

Unpleasant penguins from Pluto
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New York : Scholastic Inc., 2016.
Physical Description:
121 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Infuriated by the declaration that Pluto is no longer a planet, President Penguin and his penguins invade Earth and it is up to Ricky and his robot pal to defeat them--with some help from Ricky's cousin Lucy and her pets.
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1 Bob Harkins Branch PIL Paperback Junior Fantasy / Sci-Fi
2 Bob Harkins Branch PIL Paperback Junior Fantasy / Sci-Fi

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From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an all-new adventure in the Ricky Ricotta series!

Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot face off against a flock of flightless foes!

Ricky and his Robot have made a mess. They've been mean to Cousin Lucy, and now they must make it up to her. But their surprise 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?

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

President Penguin of Pluto, enraged that Squeakyville's scientists have dropped Pluto from its planet status, rockets to Earth to avenge Pluto's demotion. Ricky and his Mighty Robot step up, but it's Ricky's precocious cousin, Lucy, who ultimately saves the day. The fast-paced, full-color mash-up of chapter book, comics, and "flip-o-rama" pages should pull reluctant readers into another silly and slight Ricky Ricotta story. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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