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Oct 27 2014

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs The Mecha-Monkeys from Mars by Dav Pilkey

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Scholastic, 2014. ISBN 9780545630122
Highly recommended to boys aged 7+. Colourful images and minimal text tell the story of a mouse called Ricky Ricotta whose best friend is a mighty robot. The opening scenes have them skateboarding down the street and in trouble with Ricky's parents. The hilarious images only add to the text but the fun doesn't stop there!
The other main character is the evil Major Monkey who is hatching a plan to take over the Earth. Unfortunately, Major Monkey has his sights set on Ricky's robot.
Reluctant readers will enjoy how the action scenes are set out like a comic strip and the small amounts of texts will be even more appealing.
Kylie Kempster

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