Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot are in another stinky situation!
Ricky's family is headed to Cousin Lucy's house for lunch -- how boring! Ricky and his Robot are hoping to have a little fun with Lucy's pet Jurassic Jackrabbits, but when they get there, Lucy makes them play princess with her instead! What could be worse?
An invasion of Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn, that's what! Smelly Sergeant Stinkbug has arrived on Earth with a plan to kidnap its ruler, and Princess Lucy fits the bill. Now it's up to Ricky and his Mighty Robot to plug their noses and send those stinkers back into space!
When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hallway every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories. He spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books -- the very first adventures of Dog Man and Captain Underpants. In college, Dav met a teacher who encouraged him to illustrate and write. He won a national competition in 1986 and the prize was the publication of his first book, World War Won
. He made many other books before being awarded the 1998 California Young Reader Medal for Dog Breath
, which was published in 1994, and in 1997 he won the Caldecott Honor for The Paperboy
. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby
, published in 2002, was the first complete graphic novel spin-off from the Captain Underpants series and appeared at #6 on the USA Today
bestseller list for all books, both adult and children's, and was also a New York Times
bestseller. It was followed by The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future
and Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers
, both USA Today
bestsellers. The unconventional style of these graphic novels is intended to encourage uninhibited creativity in kids. His stories are semi-autobiographical and explore universal themes that celebrate friendship, tolerance, and the triumph of the good-hearted. Dav loves to kayak in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.
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. Visit his website at www.dantat.com.
- ! "From RICKY RICOTTA'S MIGHTY ROBOT VS. THE STUPID STINKBUGS FROM SATURN #6
and his Mighty Robot flew into the backyard.
\tThere was Lucy, having a tea party
with her pets.
\t\"Wow!\" cried Ricky. \"Look how big your Jurassic Jackrabbits
\t\"They like to eat,\" said Lucy. \"So I named them Fudgie, Cupcake,
\tRicky rolled his eyes.
\t\"Let's play princess!\" Lucy said.
way!\" said Ricky.
\t\"Oh, come on,\" Lucy begged. \"I'll be the beautiful princess,
and you can be the ugly prince. Fudgie, Cupcake, and Waffles will be our royal ponies,
and your Robot can be the big, brave knight.\"
\t\"What part of 'no way' don't
you understand?\" asked Ricky.
\t\"Now boys,\" said Ricky's father, \"I want
you to play nicely with Lucy.\"
\t\"Rats!\" said Ricky. \"This is turning out
to be a very bad day.\"
\tBut what Ricky didn't know was that things were about
to get much, much worse, much worse."