The Carmen Sandiego Animated Series
Claire Miles - January 5, 2019

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

You are surely asking yourself, ”Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?”. Well, as of January 18th,  she will easily found in your Netflix selection.  A trailer for the new animated series of Carmen Sandiego made it to the internet, and it was completely epic…

 

One of the most legendary and beloved computer games of the well dressed and well traveled crook is headed back to the small screen, and we’re totally overjoyed.  Carmen Sandiego will be played by Gina Rodriguez, and her sidekick, Player will be played by the voice of Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things. 

 

Even if you are too young to remember what using floppy disks was like, the trailer has got you covered.  It will be a 20 episode animated show, and it will answer all the unanswered questions of how Carmen pulled off all of her crimes.