Looking for Adventure? Enter our Ricky Ricotta Book Giveaway!5:22 PM
Nothing is quite more exciting than having your child really "get" reading. My 7-year-old Moses went from sounding out short words to eagerly devouring chapter books over the summer. He was reading anything he could get his hands on, and I was super happy to find out he loves the written word.
Being a boy, however, he craves adventure that you can't find in all books. He also could spend hours adoring good illustration. When we gave him all four books in the Ricky Ricotta series, he went to his room, shut the door, and didn't come out until all of them were read.
Part comic, part chapter book, these titles by Dav Pikley and illustrated by Dan Santat were designed with the active child in mind. The author himself suffered from ADHD, and he really seems to grasp that you have but moments to capture a boy's attention with any book. In fact, when Dav was in second grade, he created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and tried to discourage him from his passion. Fortunately, he didn't listen, and his Captain Underpants series has sold millions of copies!
More about the books:
Ricky Ricotta is a little mouse with BIG problems! Every day he is picked on by the neighborhood bullies. He lives in Squeakyville with his mother and father, and being an only mouse, he is often lonely. That is until SOMETHING BIG HAPPENS! A giant flying robot enters Ricky’s life and an unlikely friendship is born! Together, Ricky and his Robot must save the planet from a galaxy bursting with bad guys!Learn more about these books at the official Site, learn more about author Dav Pilkey, follow ScholasticTeach on Twitter, or like Scholastic Parents and Scholastic Teachers on Facebook!
Wanna Win? We are giving one lucky reader a set of 4 of these books! The winner will receive:
- Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot
- Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs Mutant Mosquitos from Mercury
- Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs the Voodoo Vultures from Venus
- Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs The Mecha-Monkeys from Mars
Prizing & samples courtesy of Scholastic.