Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ben's Chapter Book Pick: Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot!

Ben's most recent chapter book find features a mouse named Ricky Ricotta and his Might Robot!  Each book features alien villains of some sort from another planet.  Ricky must save Earth from the villains with the help of his Mighty Robot.  The nine books in the series each feature creatures from a different planet -very appealing to many preschoolers who love space, planets, robots, and fighting!

One day Ben brought one of these books to school and his Teacher Jill read it to him and his friends.  Since then, Ben - who is otherwise a bit shy with his teachers - has wanted to bring other books in the series from school to read with this teacher.  It has been a really nice way for the two of them to connect and a starting point for some conversations between the two of them that I think will help grow their relationship and Ben's trust in this teacher.  It's been a fun connection to watch, and I'm always happy when Ben gets excited about a new series.

So far, we've read the following titles:

  • Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot
  • Ricky Ricotta's Might Robot vs. The Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury
  • Ricky Ricotta's Might Robot vs. The Voodoo Vultures from Venus
  • Ricky Ricotta's Might Robot vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter
  • Ricky Ricotta's Might Robot vs. The Uranium Unicorns from Uranus
We have a few requested from the library coming in soon - and I hope we can find the rest of the series before we move on to the next one!

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