I always love Patricia Wrede's books, but I had forgotten how little this volume of short stories is actually connected to the Enchanted Forest series. I really wish they'd done a volume entirely of Enchanted Forest stories, but only 2 of the 10 in here are connected and only 1 has familiar characters.
While I enjoy the other stories, I had a much harder time with several of them this time. They're not all the same age level thematically or in tone. A good 6 of them are fairly dark. Which is fine, except I was reading this with Boo, to kind of "finish up" reading the Enchanted Forest series. We skipped 6 stories because they'd have been either boring or scary or both. (And I had to slightly edit a 7th as we read it.)
(I read all of them... it'd been years since I'd read them and I was trying to figure out which ones I felt comfortable reading to Boo.)
I wish they'd done a book of Enchanted Forest stories and put the others in a different collection for an older audience.