A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Catholic, with Asperger's, who reads as her obsession. These are the ramblings of the books I read or read aloud to my energetic Autistic 12yo.
I love reading almost any book from classics to mysteries to fantasy to manga. I read everything from Christian fiction/non-fiction to dark, paranormal horror novels, go figure. So I'm liable to offend just about everyone with my book choices LOL :-)
I sometimes go through stages of "genre love", I'm addicted to mystery thrillers, Catholic theology, memoirs, 20th century Chinese historical fiction & Victorian fiction and non-fiction, but you'll find I read an even wider variety of books than that, both fiction and non-fiction. I have a teensy fascination with macabre non-fiction books about death and anything about insane asylums.
I also tend to post a lot of reviews of juvenile/teen books, books I read aloud to my son and books he reads aloud to me but I still do a lot of adult reviews as well. I am so addicted to graphic novels and manga that I have a separate BLOG just for those reviews. I read well over 200 books a year, and for the first time ever made it to over 300 last year (2012)! Come join me you never know what new treasure you'll find to read here!
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
286. Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot by Dav Pilkey
US) - (Canada)
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (#1)
Finished: Oct. 24, 2012
First Published: 2000
Genre: easy chapter book, humour, science fiction
First sentence: "There once was a mouse named Ricky Ricotta who lived in Squeakyville with his mother and father."
Publisher's Summary: "Little Ricky Ricotta has a problem: the bullies at school pick on him all the time. Until one day, he saves the life of a mighty robot. Together, Ricky and his Robot face the bullies, and save Squeakyville from a giant evil lizard monster. That's what friends are for!"
Acquired: Purchased from the library's sale table.
Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me as his reader.
I used to be a snob about Dav Pilkey's books but I've gotten over that :-) My son loves anything by him. He used to take this series out of the library and *look* at it and now he can finally read it. And he read it very well, indeed. This is exactly his reading level. He needed help with about one word per every other page. The story is silly and fun but not babyish, making it very good for struggling older elementary kids. The Flip-o-rama pages work towards his autism. He could sit there all day flipping those pages and he reads on excitedly towards the next Flip section. This book was clean, no toilet jokes, or anything of that nature, cute, fun and exciting with robot vs giant lizard action. Ds had a blast and he'll be reading more while his interest holds for these.
I read this aloud to ds and he is absolutely enthralled with the series. Dad had been reading the previous books but he can't take them, not a big fan of fantasy. So even though I had read this previously and already reviewed it, I was game for a second reading. Read my original review here.