Endlessly Ever After: Pick Your Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings!

by Laurel Snyder (Author) Dan Santat (Illustrator)

Endlessly Ever After: Pick Your Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings!
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

This funny, original choose-your-path picture book of fractured fairy tales will charm any young fan of the genre, putting the power of storytelling right in the reader's hands! Grab your basket and your coat. Put on some walking shoes. Turn the page and begin: Which story will you choose? Award-winning creators Laurel Snyder and Dan Santat transform a crowd of classic tales into an ever-changing, fascinating, laugh-out-loud choose-your-path picture book, in which you may find a sleeping maiden, waste away in a sticky licorice cage, discover the gold at the end of a wild goose chase, or maybe (just maybe) save yourself--and the day! 

Publisher's Weekly

Invoking myriad fairy tale scenarios throughout a cascading choose-one’s-path format, Snyder (the Charlie and Mouse series) builds a fairy story with logic gates. A tan-skinned child named Rosie stars as this second-person telling’s avatar, starting out as Little Red Riding Hood before being given the opportunity to encounter characters including Hansel and Gretel, the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and more. Snappy rhyming verse queries the protagonist after each step ("Now what, Rosie? Are you really going to kiss some strange sleeping woman in a frozen castle covered with roses?"), then gives readers variations from which to choose ("Yes, life is an adventure" vs. "Of course not. Kissing’s for teenagers"). Santat (The Aquanaut) romps lushly through this fairy tale universe, giving the folklore mainstays-some comic, some sinister, and predominantly pale-skinned-an exaggerated, kinetic quality. (Rosie, understandably, spends a lot of the time looking perplexed about what to do next.) Readers accustomed to video game-style endings won’t be bothered by Rosie’s many demises; turning the page resumes the action and leads to more choices, and employing frenetic action right through to the end-er, ends.

Copyright 2022 Publisher’s Weekly, LLC Used with permission.


A highly entertaining read, full of possibilities.


Some choices are hard but not this one: Pick it up!

Laurel Snyder
Laurel Snyder is the author of many books for children. She lives and writes in a small yellow house in Atlanta, Georgia, which she shares with her husband and two sons.

Emily Hughes is an illustrator (and sometimes writer) who lives in windy Brighton, England, while thinking fondly of her hometown in Hilo, Hawaii.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Chronicle Books
Publication date
April 20, 2022

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