So far, this was the weakest in the series for me. The first had problems, but I was buoyed by my daughter's enthusiasm. The second seemed to improve - was generally more engaging and fast paced - and so I was expecting a bit more from the rest of the series. However, besides the Jabberwocky/Red Riding Hood angle (which I will admit was pretty fun and inventive), the rest fell pretty flat for me. It all felt very long and drawn out and even the kid wasn't begging to read it like she usually is. At this point I *really* don't want to read any more in the series, but we'll have to see if my daughter's enthusiasm continues. I do so wish she'd just read the series on her own!