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Red Riding Hood Gets Lost

(Grimmtastic Girls #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  695 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Red Riding Hood might have a terrible sense of direction, but her grimmtastic friends are always there to help!

Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia...

Red Riding Hood is thrilled to try out for the school play. Acting is her dream, and she's great at it--too bad she has stage fright! After a grimmiserable audition, Red decides to focus on helping her friends Cinda, Snow
Paperback, 183 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Scholastic Inc.
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Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My daughter (10) and I read and reviewed this book for Mother Daughter Book Reviews. We both give this book 5 stars. Here are our thoughts:


This book is about a girl named Red. She wants to be an actor but she has stage fright. The Grimmtastic Girls go off on an adventure into the Neverwood Forest to follow a clue from the mapestry that takes them to Grandmother Enchantress’ cottage. But, another boy from school, Wolfgang, pretends to be the grandmother and steals Red’s basket. I li
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
The story continues in this charming fractured fairy-tale series.

This is a cute book for young readers. (3rd-6th grade)

Red Riding Hood gets her charm, a magical basket, but the E.V.I.L society wants it too. Red isn't sure who to trust, especially when it comes to her friend Wolfgang.

The girls are intent on finding where the mapestry is leading them. Hopefully to a treasure that will save the school.

It's pretty silly, and definitely for younger readers, but it's not bad. My fourth graders will
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The fun continues! My daughter and I also read this book together. Part of the story continues from book one (the E.V.I.L. Society), but we get to know Red better. She wants to be an actress but has stage fright. The mysterious Wolfgang, who is an amazing actor, starts paying her attention and she needs to figure out what he's up to. Does he really want to help her or is he trying to gain her trust so he can get something from her?

I liked that we got to meet even more new characters. Again, the
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Grimmtastic books, for ages 9 to 13, are Funtastic!! !

Red tries out for the leading female part in the school play, searches for the clues in the "Map", faces danger, makes plans with her new friends,
experiences the beginning of new tingly feelings, and becomes more aware of herself than before.

There are exciting adventures and action, plus, a little romance in this very cleverly created story.

The Book was very well written and successfully kept the reader's interest. There was a definite c
Sep 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Overall a cute little series that touches on several topics the biggest being stage fright. This is the second book in the series and I am already sick of the girls having a romantic interest. You would think that Red would be one of the few fairy tale girls that could have a story where there wasn't a guy in the story.... overall a cute little tale and I might read the rest in the series but only from the library.
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
A truly wonderful read!

I love it as much as I love the first book. Which is a lot. In this second installment of Grimmstastic Girls, we're switching POV from Cinda's to Red's. As much as I like Cinda, I prefer Red. I don't know why I just do. Also, can we have a moment for Wolfgang. I love Wolfgang.

A definite must-read for all fairy-tale lovers out there!!
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
This is a cute series. I would definitely recommend it for young readers that like disney and princesses. There is a good mix of positive messages and mystery in the stories, which is good for children's books.
I know that as an adult I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I read a lot of children chapter books, so that I can recommend them to my students. I give this book a "ho hum" rating because the plot moved too slow for me. The fairy tale friends are trying to save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society, but I feel like very little was accomplished in this mission. In the meantime, Red Riding Hood gets stage fright, finds a magic basket, and has several conversations with Wolfgang (a b ...more
Mary Elizabeth Morton
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
The second in the Grimmtastic Girls series...this book didn't entertain me like the first book did or other junior novels I have read in the past. But I think I will continue to read the series along with my 9 year old daughter who appears to be enjoying the books.
Aug 08, 2019 rated it liked it
My 9 and 11 yr old girls love this series and have me reading it aloud to them. As an adult, it's not too entertaining for me, but my girls are in love and it's clean and opens the door to conversations on friendship, gossip, trust, and other things preteen girls are having to learn about.
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reread-books
This is actually a really great book. I read it a few years back and enjoyed it just as much!✌️
I like how they use all these classic fairytale characters and make them have their own personalities different to the real stories💘
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interesting as to how the author has blended in the characteristics of each of these popular fairytale characters into a modern fantasy adventure story. Each character has to deal with "stereotype" and learn to be their true selves. Suitable for children 8+.
Lisa D
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another cute book in this series !
Paul Delacruz
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s a cute sequel and focuses on Red Riding Hood at her school, Grimm Academy. Contains adventure and mystery, and the story safe for young readers.
Ezenwa Camilus
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: red-riding-hood
It is a very interesting story
Tiah Varner
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love it!!!! So good!!!! Ages 6+.
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I say 3.5
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I actually read this book first in the series and I absolutely loved this. I recommend it to everyone who loves fairy tales.
If there was something really bad going on that could ruin the world you probably wouldn't do much and risk you life right? Well Red, or Red Riding Hood did the exact opposite and things just get better and better, yet worst and worst for her and her friends. In Grimmtastic Girls: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams things get very...let's just say "juicy", I mean they end up in the dark and scary woods, Red gets lost and is separated from her friends, ends up with one of ...more
Nicole M. Hewitt
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 Stars

This review and many others can be found on my blog - Best Kids' Reads.

The Grimmtastic Girls Books were so fun and sweet. Perfect for MG girls - and will probably especially appeal to the younger MG set. My 9-year-old daughter LOVED these books and pretty much devoured them.

The negatives.

Not super meaty.
While I think these books are perfect for the intended audience, if you really like some meat and real suspense in your MG books, these aren't for you. They're more in the fun and cut
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
Grimmtastic Girls #2: Little Red Riding Hood Gets Lost is the second book in the Grimmtastic Girls series from Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. This new middle grade series was published by Scholastic in April 2014.

Cinderella is the narrator of book one, but it's Red (Little Red Riding Hood) who narrates the sequel. The reader is given enough back story so that anyone can easily step into this series. The plot moves quickly and is full of humour, fairy tale fun, a little mystery, and a lot of re
Dorine White
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's Cinderella's first day at Grimm Academy and she is late. Her Steps (stepsisters) took the only carriage and left Cinda to walk to school. They've always been mean to her, but now at the academy they have some diabolical things in store.

Cinda finds salvation in three new friends: Red, Snow and Rapunzel. They believe Cinda's tales about her wicked stepsisters and bring Cinda into their group. It is also Prince Awesome's first day of school. The Steps know all about him and want Cinda to talk
Erika Messer
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to read the first and second books right in a row and I must say I fell in love on the first few pages of the first book! I may be 37 years old but I love fairy tales and mythology and magical things and this series has it all :) The setting of the books reminded me of the Harry Potter novels which are a favorite series of mine. What I liked about these books though was that each book centers on a different character even though the others are still there :) Red Riding Hood wa ...more
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This series is so much fun! For the second book, Red Riding Hood is trying out for a part in the school play. She feels that she is a great actress and has all the lines memorized, but then faints during her audition. One of the boys at school, Wolfgang, helps her up from the floor and even offers to practice lines with her over the weekend. Red isn't sure that she trusts him. She has seen him sitting with Cinda's "Steps" and there are also rumors that he runs around inside the Nevermore Forest ...more
{My Thoughts} – Red Riding Hood is on a quest to land the lead in a play that is taking place in Grimmlandia. Red Riding Hood has a stage fright issue and Wolfgang another student attending the Academy with her, helps her to find ways to overcome it. During her first audition she faints and then acquires a nice new basket which turns out to be her charm, the only other person she knows that has gotten their charm is Cinder one of her BFF’s.

Aside from the play auditions, Red, Cinder, Rapunzel and
DelAnne Frazee
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Grimmtastic Girls Book 2: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost
Author: Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Published: 3-25-2014
ISBN: 10-0545519845
Pages: 192
Genre: Children's Literature
Tags: Fantasy, Myth
Overall Rating: Excellent

Little Red Riding Hood was not really in the forest to visit Grandma, The truth is she, like myself can get lost on her was to her own bathroom. Red, bless her heart wants to be in the school play, imagining hersel
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Red Riding Hood Gets Lost is the second book in the Grimmtastic Girls series. Red Riding Hood has to face her stage fright if she wants to land the lead role in the upcoming play. Wolfgang is a boy Red has grown up knowing, but has a knack for calling her synonyms instead of her real name and her friends suspect he may be apart of E.V.I.L. after a couple encounters where he seems to be trying to steal her newly found charm – a wicker picnic basket.

I love the way that these play on the fairy tale
Katie Fitzgerald
This is a review of books 1 and 2 in the Grimmtastic Girls series.

Fans of fractured fairy tales are in for a treat with this fun new series from Goddess Girls authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. Set at Grimm Academy, it follows the lives of female characters from the Brothers Grimm stories who have been sent to the academy for protection from the Nothingterror. In Book 1, Cinderella, known as Cinda, must overcome her lack of dancing talent to attend a ball thrown by new student Prince Aweso
Laura Thomas
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We’re back at Grimm Academy and Red just froze on stage. All she ever wanted to do was be an actor, but maybe she’s good at something else.

Certainly not good at finding her way. When Red and her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel try to find a treasure in Neverwood forest, Red loses her way.

Will she run into the big bad wolf before she can find her way out?

The first book in this series, Cinderella Stays Late, introduces you to these young friends and reveals the academy in all its spendor. The
Dena (Batch of Books)
The magical adventure continues in the second Grimmtastic Girls book. In Red Riding Hood Gets Lost, Red and her friends follow the mapestry into the enchanted forest in search of treasure. But when Red gets lost and bumps into Wolfgang, she isn't sure whether or not to trust him.

The characters each have quirks and personalities that make them unique. The mysterious Wolfgang is an especially interesting character in this book. For most of the story, neither the characters nor the reader can be ce
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