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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957)

by Dr. Seuss

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The main message and theme being conveyed in this story is the christmas spirit of being kind and generous to all.
I liked this book because it goes against what I have said for other books. For another book I said I didn't like the illustrations because they were on all white backgrounds, but this book is mainly composed of all black and white. I thought the color though went with the book and the only other color in the story is red. On each page, for example, everything will be black and white except his red santa hat and coat, which also helps draws the readers attention.
Another reason I liked this book, and all Dr. Seuss books, is for the way his words form patterns into a rhyming scheme. I always think rhymes are fun to read and he does an excellent job of using that rhyming to pull the readers in. He uses very fun language for example, "Then the Grinch said, "Giddap!" And the sleigh started down, toward the homes where the Who lay a-snooze in their town." ( )
  JamieLewis | Oct 27, 2014 |
I love this classical book! I love that this story pushes readers to think about the overall meaning of christmas and the holidays. Dr. Seuss makes it clear that the holidays aren't about presents or fancy christmas lights; it's about being with the ones you love. This became clear when the author stated, "maybe christmas is not about presents after all." I also loved the characters in this book. The Grinch is a grumpy misfit, who, more than anything, wanted to be accepted by his peers as a child. He finally connects with his true self again after meeting Cindy Lou-Who; a little girl who shows the Grinch the true meaning of love and family. The overall messages of this story is that the holidays are about unity and love, not about competition and presents. ( )
  eschoe1 | Oct 22, 2014 |
Fantastic book for kids! So imaginative and creative. Easy read that children will find delightful!

Dr. Seuss is always brilliant! His stories and rhymes are fun and entertaining! Some of my all time favorites!! Such a great way to entertain children and get them interested in reading! ( )
  grapeapril75 | Oct 18, 2014 |
This is a classic story that is perfect for the classroom around the holidays. It is about the Grinch who doesn't like Christmas and tries to ruin it for everyone else. In the end the Grinch finally notices Christmas is a good time of year and realizes he does like Christmas and gives back to the city of Whoville. This is a great book for a classroom of kindergarteners through 5th grade because it teaches a good message and is funny.
  astinchavez | Oct 16, 2014 |
A nice old copy of Dr. Seuss' beloved classic. I'm sure I read it as a kid, but my memory of the story has morphed into the animated classic they show every Christmas. Other than the Grinch's conversion from the Dark Side and subsequent restitution being a lot more abruptly handled in the book, the book and TV classic are remarkably faithful to each other. I'd forgotten just how enjoyable some of these Dr. Seuss stories I read as a boy were. ( )
  burnit99 | Aug 17, 2014 |
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Every Who Down in Who-ville Liked Christmas a lot...
But the Grinch, Who lived just North of Who-ville, Did NOT!
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"The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! / Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason." Dr. Seuss's small-hearted Grinch ranks right up there with Scrooge when it comes to the crankiest, scowling holiday grumps of all time. For 53 years, the Grinch has lived in a cave on the side of a mountain, looming above the Whos in Whoville. The noisy holiday preparations and infernal singing of the happy little citizens below annoy him to no end. The Grinch decides this frivolous merriment must stop. His "wonderful, awful" idea is to don a Santa outfit, strap heavy antlers on his poor, quivering dog Max, construct a makeshift sleigh, head down to Whoville, and strip the chafingly cheerful Whos of their Yuletide glee once and for all.

Looking quite out of place and very disturbing in his makeshift Santa get-up, the Grinch slithers down chimneys with empty bags and stealing the Whos' presents, their food, even the logs from their humble Who-fires. He takes the ramshackle sleigh to Mt. Crumpit to dump it and waits to hear the sobs of the Whos when they wake up and discover the trappings of Christmas have disappeared. Imagine the Whos' dismay when they discover the evil-doings of Grinch in his anti-Santa guise. But what is that sound? It's not sobbing, but singing! Children simultaneously adore and fear this triumphant, twisted Seussian testimonial to the undaunted cheerfulness of the Whos, the transcendent nature of joy, and of course, the growth potential of a heart that's two sizes too small. This holiday classic is perfect for reading aloud to your favorite little Whos. (Ages 4 to 8)

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The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway.

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