So, Little Red Riding Hood’s mother sent her off into the woods with the picnic basket to Grandmother’s house. I like this story, especially the picnic basket. I don’t know, I’d be nervous going into the woods alone. It’d be much better if Red had an elephant to go with her. Or a dog as brave as a tiger, grrrrrrr. Uh-oh. I know that uh-oh. What’s happened in the story? Did someone eat Grandmother’s lunch? I know there’s a wolf in this story. Is Red Riding Hood okay? It’s not that, Red Riding Hood has a bad cold just like her Grandmother. So there’s no one to bring Granny the picnic basket. We’ll have to take it. Isn’t there someone else who can jump into these fairytales to save the day? How many yogic elephants do you know? Let me think… Come on, let’s go help Red Riding Hood. Hi, I’m Appu, the yogic elephant. And I’m Neena. Appu sensed that Little Red Riding Hood is sick. Well goodness me, I just love living in fairytale land. A surprise a minute. Like a talking elephant! Hello! Or a talking dog. I’m tiger. We’ll take the basket to Grandmother’s house since Red is sick. That is the kindest offer Here, I’ll pack it up with more sandwiches and snacks for you folks, too. And Neena can wear my red hood. It’s nice and warm. Wow, I’m going to wear the real Red Riding Hood’s hood. It’s very comfortable. And stylish. Here you go. Now, remember, stay straight on the path through the woods. Here we go, to Grandmother’s house. I’m glad I have my guard dog and elephant with me. Grrrrrr. Loud Elephant blast And keep an eye out for wolves. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. How’s that? Nothing. Watch out! It’s just a tree branch. Phew. What’s that? Bunnies. Brave as a tiger, huh. What? I’m just paying attention. Greetings, friends. What’s in the basket. Arf arf arf… Down boy. It looks stuffed with goodies. It’s not for you. Go away. Grrrrr. You tell him, Tiger. I simply asked a question. Perhaps I’ll just take the basket and find out for myself. It’s food for Red Riding Hood’s grandmother. She’s sick so she needs it. Goodness, I’ve never seen anything like you before. What happened to your nose? Someone stretch it out for you? I’m an elephant. Elephants have long trunks. We’re not going to give you grandmother’s basket, Wolf. So why don’t you just go away and leave us alone. You’re going to give me that basket, and maybe then I’ll think about leaving you alone. I’m going to give you one more chance to leave, Wolf. Or what, you’ll blow your nose on me? I’d be careful, Wolf. He’s a magic elephant. Oh dear, he’s going to pull a rabbit out of a hat, play a card trick on me. It’s really not nice to be a bully. Especially when we’re trying to help out Little Red Riding Hood’s sick granny. Oh, please don’t hurt me, elephant. I’m not a bully, I’m just really, really hungry, I haven’t eaten in days and days. Then have a sandwich. Thank you, thank you. I’m ever so obliged. Bye now. Well. We showed that wolf. Come on, to grandmother’s house we go! Who’d have thought an elephant, a dog and a little girl would bring me a picnic lunch. You’re very welcome. I hope my little Red is feeling better, too. Oh, she is, I can sense it. And that pesky wolf better not come around to bother me. Oh, I think you won’t see him for a while. Not with us around! EVERYONE LAUGHS!