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And I like them too. I learned about this series when visiting family and saw that my 6 yr old grandson had two (of the 9) books in the series. His mother liked them as they didn't have offensive words (like fart and poop and snot and other stuff that so many young people's books seem to have these days. It is male-centered in a world (it seems) of books geared to girls these days -- and the male-figure ones are outlandish in wording and bodily-function jokes. The main character is a boy mouse and the adventures are fun for young boys who want to be a hero of sorts in a simple life. The Mighty Robot is the hero but his owner is 'the little boy mouse'. Fun for adults to read out loud and many simple words so young readers can want to read them too. At first my grandson was disappointed that the 'new' books were a reprint edition of the ones he had but then he realized that the pages were thicker, the graphics cooler and now he wants new books of the two he already had (which he found a a used books store/thrift store). Even the older edition books he read at the library had torn pages (thin newsprint pages). So he agreed the new books would work out just fine. He was super surprised that his grandmother was able to find all the books he was missing (the other 7) and they arrived a few days into her trip - lots of time left to read them all.
Our 8 year old LOVES the Mighty Robot series! Our only problem is the binding- the books tend to fall apart, a page slips out...then another...then you have a frustrated 8 year old. We have the entire series and it has happened with nearly every book. BUT, we LOVE the stories!
I bought this book for my nephew and he absolutely loved it. He also loves all the Ricky Ricotta's books. The graphics are very attractive and the action in the books captures my 9 year-old's attention.
Started the series in kindergarten, and very happy to receive the newest installment. We preordered it. Any book that my son tears out of my hands upon delivery to read (and I can hear is continuing to read out loud in his room after bedtime) gets 5 stars from me. Worth the wait!
This is at a perfect reading level for my advanced 1st grader. While he reads ahead of grade level, he has the stamina of a first grader, so the Ricky Ricotta books are a perfect balance of challenging text and pictures.