Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Uranium Unicorns From Uranus

Series: Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot

by Dav Pilkey, Illustrated By Dan Santat

Scholastic Inc.
July 2015

Ages 4 – 8 . Grades PreK – 3

Library of Congress: 2014003716

Lexile measure: 610L

DRA: 20

Guided Reading: L



Having a big best friend isn't always big fun...

Ricky Ricotta loves his Mighty Robot. They do everything together, but it's sometimes hard for a small mouse to have such a big buddy! If only the Mighty Robot could find someone his own size to play with, Ricky might finally have some fun by himself.

Little does Ricky know, his wish is about to come true. Evil Uncle Unicorn has a top-secret plan to trap the Mighty Robot so that he can take over Earth, and he's got a giant surprise in store. Once again, it's up to Ricky to save the planet -- and his best friend!
Dav Pilkey

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

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


  • 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


--- - ! 'From Ricky Ricotta''s Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus #7

Ricky and his Mighty Robot walked home. Ricky was not happy.

That night after supper, Ricky''s Mighty Robot helped Ricky get ready for bed.

Usually Ricky enjoyed brushing his teeth with the Turbo-Toothbrush built into his Robot''s pinky finger...

... but not tonight.

Usually Ricky laughed when his Robot helped him put on his pajamas...

... but not tonight.

And usually Ricky had fun when his Robot tucked him into bed...

... but not tonight.

Ricky loved his Mighty Robot, but sometimes it was hard having a best friend who was so BIG.

"I wish my Mighty Robot had somebody his own size to play with," Ricky thought. "Then maybe I could have fun by myself."

As Ricky went to sleep that evening, he did not suspect that his wish was about to come true.'
Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780545630153

128pp. | 5-¼ x 7-⅝