In this choose-your-own-adventure version of Red Riding Hood, the reader has three scenarios to choose from. Will it be the modern day city where the evil fairy tale wolves have retired, but still hunt in the park at night? How about the wartime setting of children being smuggled through the woods to keep them safe from the wolfish soldiers? Or perhaps the future where everyone wears Focus Hoods and is under the mind control of the hoods, except for brave resistance fighters like Agent Granny would suit you better? Whichever setting you choose, there are also many choices within each story. Do you trust the wolf or run? Do you try to fight or freeze in terror? Does someone rescue you? Do you rescue yourself? Or do wind up becoming dessert for a hairy villain?
Eric Braun has chosen story lines that take the traditional elements of Red Riding Hood and turn them into brand new adventures full of twists and turns. I think many readers will wind up doing what I did - going back again and again to see what the consequences of each choice are and which leads to the best outcome. This would be excellent to include in a unit on fairy tales, or for lessons on cause and effect. Whether they are in a school library, on a classroom bookshelf, or part of a child's personal book collection, copies of this book will see a lot of use.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.
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