A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller and crime, fiction and non-fiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

286. Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot by Dav Pilkey

Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot by Dav Pilkey. Pictures by Martin Ontiveros  (US) - (Canada)
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (#1)

Pages: 109
Ages: 5+
Finished: Oct. 24, 2012
First Published: 2000
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: easy chapter book, humour, science fiction
Rating: 4/5

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.

287.  E.Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core! by William Joyce (The Guardians: Book Two)

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.