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Children's LiteratureRicky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot save the world once again and learn how to be responsible in this title, which is the third in the author's "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot" series. This time Ricky and his friend battle the Voodoo Vultures from Venus. When Ricky and his Mighty Robot are late for supper for the third time in a week, Ricky's parents tell them they cannot watch TV until they learn to be responsible. Unfortunately, Ricky's favorite show, Rocket Rodent, is on TV that night and everyone will be watching it. While the show is airing, Victor Von Vulture on Venus decides to conquer earth with his army of Voodoo Vultures. A voodoo ray from Venus is picked up by all the TVs in Squeakyville, and this signal hypnotizes viewers to "obey the Voodoo Vultures." A "Flip-O-Rama" battle ensues, where readers can animate the action by flipping pages. As usual, Ricky and his Mighty Robot win a messy battle and save the world. 2004 (orig. 2001), Scholastic, Ages 6 to 9.
—Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.