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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars: Mighty Robot Vs the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars [Mass Market Paperback]

Dav Pilkey , Martin Ontiveros
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Feb 2002 Ricky Ricotta (Book 4)
Help! Major Monkey's captured Ricky's Mighty Robot! Now he's got rid of that wretched Robot, no one can stop him and his evil creations, the monstrous Mecha-Monkeys. Nothing can foil his sneaky scheme to invade Earth and menace mousekind for ever! How can Ricky defeat the Mecha-Monkeys and save the planet without his Robot? Can he get to Mars and rescue his best friend from Major Monkey's evil clutches?
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Sky Press (Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439252962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439252966
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.4 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dav Pilkey was born on March 4th, 1966 in Cleveland, OH. His father (David, Sr.) was a steel salesman, and his mother (Barbara) was the organist at a local church. Dav's older sister (Cindy) was a highly-skilled professional tattletale.

"I don't remember much about my early childhood, except that I was almost always happy. My parents tell me that I used to laugh in my sleep all the time, even as an infant. When I wasn't laughing, I kept myself busy by drawing. While the other kids in the neighborhood were outside playing baseball and football, I was inside drawing animals, monsters, and super-hero guys. Life was pretty cool when I was little...and then school started." -- Dav Pilkey

Part 2. The Dark Ages: Elementary School...

After setting the school's all-time record for the amount of time spent in the principal's office, Dav was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and severe hyperactivity. By the start of first grade, Dav had successfully moved into the role of class clown. He was the undisputed king of funny noises, and held the classroom record for the number of crayons he could stick up his nose at one time (a record he still holds to this day).

Everybody in Dav's class thought he was pretty funny, except for one person - his teacher!

Dav's teacher didn't care for his particular brand of humor, so she began sending him out into the hallway. Before long, Dav was spending so much time in the hall that his teacher moved a little desk out there for him.
"Every day before classes began, I would fill up my hallway desk with papers, pencils, and crayons. Then at some point during the day, I would do something really silly or disruptive, and my teacher would snap her fingers, point to the door, and shout, 'MR. PILKEY---OUT!'" -- Dav Pilkey

Part 3. The Kid in the Hall...

In the hallway, Dav would sit down at his desk, take out his art supplies, and start drawing. At first, he drew only pictures, but as time went on Dav began making up stories, too.

"I used to staple sheets of paper together and make my own books. I invented a whole bunch of super heroes, including 'The Amazing Captain Underpants,' who flew around the city in his underwear giving wedgies to all the bad guys. Everybody in my class thought these comic books were really funny, except for one person - my teacher! I remember one teacher who used to rip up my books and tell me I'd better start taking life more seriously, because I couldn't spend the rest of my days making silly books. Fortunately, I wasn't a very good listener." -- Dav Pilkey

Part 4. The Really Dark Ages: High School...

Dav attended a very strict high school, and things just got worse. Dav's teachers hated his sense of humor, and often discouraged his artistic talents.
"One day my principal took me out of class and said to me, 'I know you think you're special because you can draw, but let me tell you something: artists are a-dime-a-dozen. You will never make a living as an artist!' Those words haunted me for many years. How delightful it was to prove him wrong." -- Dav Pilkey

Part 5. Dav Goes to College

In 1984, Dav Pilkey attended Kent State University as an art major. While attending a freshman English class, one of Dav's professors complimented him on his creative writing skills, and encouraged him to write books. Dav thought this was a novel idea, and began working on his first children's book.

Dav learned about a contest for students who write and illustrate their own books. The winners got their books published! So Dav began creating his first book, World War Won, and entered it in The National Written and Illustrated By...Awards Contest for Students. Within a year, Dav had won the contest and was flying to Kansas City, Missouri to meet the editors and publishers at Landmark Editions, Inc.
"It was the most exciting time in my life. I'll never forget getting off the plane in Kansas City and meeting my new publisher for the first time. I tried to act normal, but I was so excited. It took every bit of self-control I had not to scream, jump up and down, and laugh hysterically... I was going to be an author!" -- Dav Pilkey

Part 6. From Then 'Til Now...


Shortly after the publication of World War Won, Dav moved back to Kent, Ohio where he wrote and illustrated many more books. During this time, Dav found a cute stray puppy and named her 'Little Dog'. She soon became his best friend.
In 1990, Dav dreamed one night that he was supposed to move to Oregon, so a couple of years later, he and Little Dog headed out West.

"Moving to Oregon was a great adventure for us, because Little Dog and I had never even seen Oregon before. We kind of felt like the early pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail for the promise of a better life. Of course, the pioneers encountered many hardships along the way,including starvation, disease, and death. The only hardship we encountered along the way was once when we got french fries at Burger King, and they were kind of soggy." -- Dav Pilkey

Like true pioneers, Dav and Little Dog overcame this hardship, and settled in Oregon in 1993.

Part 7. Now...

In 1999, Dav and Little Dog moved to a small island in Washington. Dav and Little Dog enjoyed taking long walks on the beach, and sometimes they even went kayaking together. But their favorite thing of all was to walk down the street to the island's local sushi restaurant. Dav was the only customer in the restaurant who had special permission to bring his dog in with him. As Dav would eat yummy vegetarian sushi rolls, Little Dog would sit under his table and eat her own meal (a chicken dinner that the restaurant's owner, Sayuri, prepared especially for her).

After a few years, Dav and Sayuri (pronounced Sy-you-dee) fell deeply in love and were married on the beach under a full moon in 2005.

Currently, Dav is working hard on a set of epic novels based on the Captain Underpants comic books he wrote in elementary school while sitting out in the hallway.

"When I was a kid making silly books out in the hall, I never dreamed that one day I'd be making silly books for a living. The coolest thing is that I used to get in trouble for being the class clown ... and now it's my job!" -- Dav Pilkey

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is great! 27 May 2005
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In this, the fourth Ricky Ricotta book, Ricky and the Mighty Robot face their gravest threat yet. Major Monkey is tired of being alone on Mars, and decides that he will conquer the Earth, and to do that he must first put the Mighty Robot out of the way. Can Ricky save the Mighty Robot and the Earth, all at the same time? You bet he can!
This book is great! The drawings are black-and-white, but are quite funny, and go along great with the story, which is hilarious! My ten-year-old son picked out this book (he's into robots right now), and loved it. The book contains some "Flip-o-rama" pages, where you rapidly flip the pages back and forth and watch the somewhat-animated cartoon, which we both thought was pretty cool. The text is pretty short, and definitely not challenging to him, but he nonetheless loved this book. We highly recommend this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Major Monkey Attacks 17 April 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The 4th book in the series and a familiar formula has been established. Some fun goes down at home with Ricky and his Robot. This time Robot uses the family mini van for a skateboard and you can imagine the results. I laughed at this. Then it's back to an evil villain on the next planet,this time Mars. Some humorous, yet factual information about Mars is related to us and we meet Major Monkey who, of course, hates living on Mars and decides to take control of Earth. But Major Monkey is no dumb-dumb, he's been watching earth via satellite and watched the previous villains fail at their attempts and knows he has to neutralize Ricky's Robot first before invading Earth. Typical of the other books. I had a few giggles. This is aimed at much younger audience than Captain Underpants and with a lower vocabulary it just doesn't come across as funny either. But it is silly fun, and lovable cute. As a reward to regular readers, the past villains are shown twice in this book,without mention of who they are. See if you can remember and name them all! Drawing instructions as usual at the end of book. A fun, silly, "first chapter book".
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5.0 out of 5 stars giggles galore 24 April 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Oh but my 9 year lad loved these books! And they do make great boys books, so if you have a reluctant reader don't hesitate to by this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pilkey strikes again 12 Feb 2002
By Harris J. Schneider - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
We just had to get the latest Ricky Ricotta book as my 4 1/2 year old son is in love with Ricky Ricotta and Captain Underpants. I find the Ricky Ricotta series a little less humorous and more boiler plate than the Captain Underpants series, however my son loves them both. The Flip-O-Ramas are great as usual and my son now makes up the sound effects. He also really enjoys going through how to draw each character at the end. He hasn't tried to actually draw them yet. All of the books in this series have a villain from another planet who Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot is able to defeat and put in jail. My son loves seeing the old villains in the jail windows at the end of the story. I sure hope the next book in the series comes out soon because I don't know how long my son can wait. If your kids like Captain Underpants, Ricky Ricotta is likely to be a favorite, although I think some older kids may find it boring in comparison. It is easier to read, however, and would be a good book for a beginning reader to read themselves.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for becoming independent readers 10 Aug 2006
By RD Mom - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
My son was first drawn to the illustrations in Ricky Ricotta/Mighty Robot series but I held out buying the books because I thought they were "glorified" comic books. However, much to my surprise when I actually read it myself, it was quite hilarious.

The best part was that it was easy enough for my 5 year old to read on his own (with a little help), which was really a major coup as I could not get him to start reading chapter books.

We ended up buying all 7 books and he has already read 4 of them in 2 weeks!

The author's website also has some great games.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good children's book 24 Jun 2014
By joe Wojtas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
My son and i enjoyed reading this and bought more of the series. It is fun and we liked the art.
3.0 out of 5 stars Major Monkey Attacks 17 April 2014
By Nicola Mansfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The 4th book in the series and a familiar formula has been established. Some fun goes down at home with Ricky and his Robot. This time Robot uses the family mini van for a skateboard and you can imagine the results. I laughed at this. Then it's back to an evil villain on the next planet,this time Mars. Some humorous, yet factual information about Mars is related to us and we meet Major Monkey who, of course, hates living on Mars and decides to take control of Earth. But Major Monkey is no dumb-dumb, he's been watching earth via satellite and watched the previous villains fail at their attempts and knows he has to neutralize Ricky's Robot first before invading Earth. Typical of the other books. I had a few giggles. This is aimed at much younger audience than Captain Underpants and with a lower vocabulary it just doesn't come across as funny either. But it is silly fun, and lovable cute. As a reward to regular readers, the past villains are shown twice in this book,without mention of who they are. See if you can remember and name them all! Drawing instructions as usual at the end of book. A fun, silly, "first chapter book".
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandson loves this book. 24 Mar 2014
By moe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
These books are easy reading especially for someone who does not care for reading or
has a difficult time with reading. These books appeal to young boys.
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