Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury

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Scholastic, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 127 pages
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Mr. Mosquito lives on Mercury, and he hates it there! The daytime temperature is more than eight hundred degrees, and his flip-flops always melt on the sidewalk. At night it gets so cold that his toothpaste is frozen solid. Imagine his delight when he looks through his telescope and sees Planet Earth, where mice play happily in comfortable weather. So he decides to invade the Earth and take it over!

Mr. Mosquito clips his dirty fingernails and zaps them with a powerful ray. Suddenly, his fingernails mutate into massive mosquitoes.

"Mutant Mosquitoes!" he cries. "It is time to conquer Earth. Follow me!"

In this wildly imaginative and highly appealing story, Dav Pilkey and Martin Ontiveros once again create a witty tale of danger and heroism, and at the same time they celebrate the joys of friendship. Here is an action-packed story that will engage even the most reluctant reader.

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Review: Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury (Ricky Ricotta #2)

User Review  - Becky B - Goodreads

Ricky Ricotta and his Might Robot must defend the earth against a bunch of mutant mosquitoes led by Mr. Mosquito from Mercury (because he's fed up with life there). Robot has to quickly vanquish the ... Read full review

Review: Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury (Ricky Ricotta #2)

User Review  - Betsy - Goodreads

3 stars for me, 5 from my children = 4 overall :-) Ricky Ricotta books are filled with kid-pleasing humor, superhero action, comic book style illustrations, larger than life villains, alliterative ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

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.

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