Carmen Sandiego detective games have been around for more than a dozen years,
and we have always enjoyed playing them, so we couldn't wait to test Carmen
Sandiego's Think Quick Challenge computer game (The Learning Co., $29.95).
It's great, because four kids can play it together on the computer, and it has
more than 1,000 questions in seven subject areas, so you are never bored. To
win, you must travel the globe to four different countries, crack the code and
catch the crook.
To learn more about other Carmen Sandiego games, visit the Web site at
www.carmensandiego.com for tips on how to beat the computer game, or visit the
Web site at www.learningco.com for other available Carmen Sandiego computer
We're Spy Experts
You might ask, "Is this just another Spy Fox CD-Rom game? Yes, we have several
of these games, and we never get tired of playing them. Spy Fox 2 (Humongous
Entertainment, $29.95) is just as much fun as Spy Fox in Dry Cereal, and Spy
Fox in Cheese Chase, maybe even more fun!
They are all adventure games. The object of this game is to help Secret Agent
Spy Fox find a hidden switch that will shut off a dog robot. The switch is
hidden somewhere at the World's Fair. To move to different areas of the World's
Fair you must use secret agent gadgets. After you complete the game, if you
want to play it again, you can because the switch moves and it becomes a whole
BOOKS TO READ
Not Just for Veggie Lovers
Jules Bass, the author of Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon and Cooking With Herb
(Barefoot Books, $15.95) is a vegetarian. I think Jules is exactly like Herb in
many ways, but, of course, Herb is a make-believe character and Jules Bass is
a real person.
It is not all about being a vegetarian. He explains you can be different and
still be friends with kids that are not the same as you. He tells in story form
that all races and people can live together, even though their beliefs are
You also will enjoy his cookbook, Cooking With Herb. It has good recipes, such
as The King's Favorite Veggie Burger, and Herb's Original Rainbow Pizza. You
don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy cooking with Herb.