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Red Riding Hood Gets Lost

(Grimmtastic Girls #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  585 ratings  ·  57 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
Lu Ann
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.
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.
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.
Subha Neelakantan
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved it 😄👏👍
Lisa D
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another cute book in this series !
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 ...more
Nicole 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
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
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
{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
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
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 he
Alyson LaBarge

I read Red Riding Hood Gets Lost, the Second in the Grimmtastic Girls series and I thought it was pretty cool. The book was about Red escaping from the lair and in the end, saving the day. The adventure she went on and how she escaped was really awesome. I don’t know anyone else who has a magic basket - sure wish I had one so I could pull anything I want out of it whenever I wanted! That would be so awesome! Wolfgang would help her then zoom away which I thought was kind of weird. I loved how wh
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. There’
Create With Joy
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Red Riding Hood Gets Lost is the second book in The Grimmtastic Girls – a delightful series of books for those who love modern day twists on classic fairy tales!

In this contemporary re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood, our heroine, Red, is a girl who aspires to act – but has difficulty overcoming her stage frig
Sarah  Perry
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read the first two books in this series aloud to my toddler before bedtime, and during our downtime. She seemed to enjoy listening to Cinda's struggle with her mean Steps at Grimm Academy and Red's troubles with the E.V.I.L Society.

I liked a few things about this series. To start, it took me back to my own childhood. There are some similar (though not nearly as "grimmtastic") series that popped into mind for me right away when I started reading. I always liked the authors that could make you f
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
Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
The Grimmtastic Girls by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams is a wonderfully written set of stories based on fairy tales, nursery rhymes and fantasy. I enjoyed the first 2 books in this series immensely. I admit, once I started reading them I couldn’t put them down. I am so ready for the next book in the series. There are so many good things to say about The Grimmtastic Girls. I love that they are based on well-known fairy tale characters. It’s so fun to see these characters in a different light. ...more
Jess at Such a Novel Idea
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion or the outcome of my review in any way.

As the first book was such a hit with my five year old, I decided to continue reading Red during bedtime. And this book, once again, did not disappoint either of us. We enjoyed listening to the mixed up retellings of Grimm’s fairy tales and both spent a lot of time giggling together.

The best part of this series is the positive mess
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Grimmtastic Girls are back! After a grimmiserable audition for the school play Red decides that maybe she will have to give up her dream of acting. And when a magical basket seems to take a liking to Red she decides to use it to continue with helping her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel figure out who is behind the E.V.I.L Society. To makes things worse Red is suspecting that the mysterious Wolfgang, who always seems to be showing up places, might be working with or be a part of E.V.I.L. Se ...more
Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am here to admit, I love Ms. Holub’s and Ms. William’s Series The “Goddess Girls” and when I saw the chance to get to review their newest series “The Grimmtastic Girls” I jumped at it. Plus, I think a lot of boys enjoy reading books that are kind of written for girls anyway and I say there’s nothing wrong with that!

This is a great series, and I love the concept of fractured fairy tales in an early MG book. ;) I love that the teachers come from many fairy-tales – Mrs. Jabberwocky, Mr. Hump-Dump
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