Synopses & Reviews
With more than one million books in print, Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot are a big hit with children! But have they finally met their match with the Jurassic Jack Rabbits from Jupiter?
It's Ricky Ricotta's birthday, and as a special treat, his parents are taking him and his Mighty Robot to see dinosaurs at the museum. Too bad they've also invited Ricky's little cousin Lucy--she's a real pest! When they get to the museum, all the dinosaurs are missing their heads . . . because an evil spacebunny from Jupiter has used the dino DNA to create Jurassic Jack Rabbits! Now it's up to the entire Ricotta family, including Lucy, to stop them from taking over the planet. With their easy-to-read language and action-packed pictures, the Ricky Ricotta books are ideal for beginning readers.
In the fifth entry in this popular series, Ricky Ricotta celebrates his birthday by battling General Jackrabbit, evil ruler of Jupiter, who has traveled to Earth to clone mutant dinosaur-jackrabbits. Along with his Mighty Robot, Ricky and his cousin Lucy outwit the Jurassic Jackrabbits, capture the villain, and still have time for birthday cake and ice cream. Special features include instructions on how to draw the characters as well as several "flip-o-rama" chapters that let readers animate the action. Large black-and-white cartoons appear on every page. This slight bit of silly fun will appeal to beginning chapter-book readers.--School Library Journal, December 2002
Ricky's birthday excursion takes an unexpected turn as he tries to prevent General Jackrabbit from taking over Earth in Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter by Dav Pilkey, illus. by Martin Ontiveros--Publishers Weekly, September 9, 2002
An evil spacebunny from Jupiter has used dino DNA to create Jurassic Jack Rabbits, and it's up to the Ricotta family to stop them from taking over the whole planet. Illustrations.
About the Author
Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; DOG BREATH, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and THE PAPERBOY, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him online at www.pilkey.com.