What a problem! We received a letter from the the Fairy God Mother saying that she wanted to find the quickest way through the woods. She thought that Red Riding Hood had got it wrong and that the wolf could have been avoided if she had taken the shortest route. We had to measure the different paths to find the short cut. We used meter sticks and carefully measured the most direct route and the ones via the flowers or Goldilocks house. We found that by adding up the stages - the crossroads and then straight on to Granny's was the shortest way. The Fairy God Mother was right and Red should have listened to her mum!