Last March I featured the first book in this new edition of the crime fighting thief, WHO IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? Since then there have been even more releases to keep both old and new fans up to date with their favorite globe trotting heroine who steals from the bad guys.

Here’s a brief rundown: The second season of Carmen Sandiego launched this week on NETFLIX with 10 new episodes. There’s a board game available at Walmart and Houghton Mifflin has a wide variety of books for every kind of reader with a new selection of graphic novels, stories, and the interactive guidebook pictured above.

Here’s the official scoop on this fun paperback:

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? She’s traveling by air and by sea, over land and on foot. Just when you think you’ve found her, she slips away again! Lucky for you, she’s on your side. Grab your passport and explore the geography and unique cultures across the globe, from Rio to New York and Morocco to Milan, while searching for items of all sorts in this seek-and find-book featuring full-color illustrations and photography.

Each of the 10 destinations feature a little background with information about currency, food, and demographics. Next comes facts and photos of specific locations where the spies might be hiding. For instance, in France there’s a look at Mont Saint-Michel, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, River Seine, and Notre Dame de Paris.

Wrapping things up in the final two pages of every destination is a two page colorful spread. It’s an illustration of a crowd like you’re spying on them through a security cam. You have to find people and items hidden within the image. Great fun and entertaining, especially for those of us more visual.

The book will appeal to Carmen fans or anyone else who likes a quick, eye opening look at the world.


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  1. This will appeal to all ages. It sounds like a great read. I have always heard the name Carmen Sandiego, but knew little else about her. What fun reading!

  2. I used to really enjoy the Carmen Sandiego game on the computer. This sounds like a lot of fun for kids. Thanks for letting me know about it.

  3. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    I love the PBS Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego program and computer game. A revival is timely.

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