Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Thursday 28th May 2020 - 09:42:50

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Young Adult > Ricky Ricotta #2: The Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury review

« EJ Spy School #5: Deep Water reviewEJ Spy School #5: Deep WaterSpacemice #2: You're Mine, Captain! reviewSpacemice #2: You're Mine, Captain! »

Score: 9.6/10  [2 reviews]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 5783 - Ricky Ricotta #2: The Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury
Written by: Dav Pilkey & Dan Santat

Ricky Ricotta #2: The Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury
Price:
$10.00
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Scholastic (NZ)

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
September 2014

Ricky Ricotta #2: The Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury product reviews

Ricky Ricotta may be a small mouse, but he has a VERY big friend - a giant flying Robot. And when an evil, outer space villain named Mr Mosquito invades Earth with an army of Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury, Ricky and his Robot know exactly what to do.

Check out Scholastic (NZ) onlineClick here to see all the listings for Scholastic (NZ) Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
army   bugs   dan santat   dav pilkey   evil   mouse   mutant   outerspace   ricky ricotta   robots   scholastic
Other listings you may be interested in:
Night Sky AtlasNight Sky Atlas
Rating: 9.3
Discworld : Nanny Ogg's CookbookDiscworld : Nanny Ogg's Cookbook
Rating: 9.8
Kushiel's AvatarKushiel's AvatarDreaming In Amber #3 - Prisoner Of FateDreaming In Amber #3 - Prisoner Of FateThe Wayfarer Redemption : 3 : CrusaderThe Wayfarer Redemption : 3 : Crusader
Rating: 7.0
Shadow of the ScorpionShadow of the Scorpion
Rating: 9.0
The Best of Grand DesignsThe Best of Grand Designs
Rating: 8.8
Kingfisher Readers: Busy as a Bee.  Level 1Kingfisher Readers: Busy as a Bee.  Level 1
Rating: 10.0
The Reel Life - Adventures in Travel FishingThe Reel Life - Adventures in Travel Fishing
Rating: 9.3
Gorillas In Our MidstGorillas In Our Midst
Rating: 10.0
Dragon Knight #5: Joust!Dragon Knight #5: Joust!
Rating: 9.1
Dad you are my Super HeroDad you are my Super Hero
Rating: 9.3
The Little Yellow Digger & JigsawThe Little Yellow Digger & Jigsaw
Rating: 10.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of fayth

Review by: fayth (Fay)
Dated: 9th of October, 2014

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.5/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 8 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

Out of all the books that we've been given to review, my son chose to read this one first. He loves Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot and they were one of the first series of books that we got out of the library to encourage him to read independently.

In this book, Ricky and his Mighty Robot need to save the world from Mr Mosquito and his mutant Mosquitos from Mercury, but not until Ricky finishes his maths test of course!

My son loves a good battle and this book doesn't disappoint. It's fast paced and action packed with a little humour thrown in as well. It's a short book made up of short, easy to read chapters with a few paragraphs at most on each page. The original Ricky Ricotta was all in black and white but the new colour edition really brings the story to life. I love the glossy pages and additional comic strip sections as well as the expected flip-o-rama which is present in all the books. The colour illustrations definitely make it more attractive to young readers and it would make a great first chapter book.

It's reasonably priced and perfect for a bit of light reading for both boys and girls. I'm sure we'll be reading it again very soon.

Click here to read the profile of kymmage

Review by: kymmage (Kym)
Dated: 24th of September, 2014

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.8/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

I was excited to see a Ricky Ricotta book in the offerings for September. Last year we found a copy of one in the series at the local library and we loved it. It's a series written by Dav Pilkey (who does Captain Underpants) and it has some of the same elements of his stories (Flip-o-matic pages, and humourous destruction), but with a more simplified story. I would say this book is more for kids new to reading or more reluctant readers.

We sat down and read this tonight in one sitting. I found the book went by quite quickly. Each page has no more than a small paragraph written on it. The story is straight forward and easy to follow. There are some bigger words in the mix, so it would be a challenge, but a good one. The subject matter is interesting and engaging. There are robots and mutants and intergalactic battles.

Our favourite scene in the book was when Ricky was doing his maths test. It was a bit naughty, but funny all the same. My daughter had a giggle at the fractions work that the Robot does. Plus she tried some of the maths problems too, which I thought was a win.

This book is illustrated in full colour including the flip-o-matic pages. The art is really neat. It felt a bit like I was reading a comic book, thought there weren't panels or tile layouts as such. It just felt action packed. The only thing I felt was that the illustration lines weren't as sharp and crisp as they could have been. This gave them a muted feeling and the colours didn't pop the way I would have liked.

Other than that small downside, this was a very reasonably priced book, perfect for school holiday reading practice for any girl or boy into robots and action. I can see us reading this one again, as it was relatively quick to read but gave us a good block of quality time together.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: - pending -
Product reviews for listing 1635: Fly By Night
Written by: Frances Hardinge

Product image for Fly By NightIn a cut-throat world of highwaymen, spies and smugglers, and insane rulers in silly wigs, runaway Mosca Mye and her goose companion have uncovered a dark plot winging it's way towards the city. Soon mischief and mayhem will lead to murder...

Frances Hardinge's breathtaking debut novel has at its heart and inspiring truth - that the power of books can change the world.
Fly By Night is one such book.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up every two hours?"
unattributed

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream