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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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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 |
This classic book tells the story of mean Mr. Grinch. During Christmas, The Grinch decides to "steal Christmas." But, after running into a cute little child, his heart begins to grow ten times its normal size. In the end, the Grinch learns to love. This book would be great to teach a lesson about sharing and caring for younger children.
  Laaaron | Dec 10, 2013 |
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.
  alyssahagen | Dec 8, 2013 |
This is a book about a Grinch that steals Christmas. This is a great book. I read it a lot when I was younger and read it to my kids. I also watched the movie, but think the book is much better. The story is perfect for poetry and great timing for the season of Christmas. In this book the Grinch starts to steal everything from the village, but then changes his heart and gives it back. I think his little dog is the best character in the book.
This is a great story to read to kids to teach them about Christmas and the good things and feelings about giving. I would also use it to teach them about getting along with others. ( )
  samuelsaiz | Nov 17, 2013 |
I've always loved Dr. Seuss's stories, and this one is no different. Children will enjoy this goofy story about the Grinch who stole Christmas. I really liked how the illustrator used the color red frequently in the pictures to express the Grinch's evil intentions. Also, Seuss uses lots of rhyming throughout the story which is something that kids enjoy. In the end, the Grinch believes he has successfully stolen Christmas after stealing all the trees and presents while everyone slept. But he awakes to find everyone happily singing not sad at all. The central message of this story is that people don't need materialistic things to be happy on a holiday they only need each other. Ultimately, the Grinch finds his heart and gives all the presents back. ( )
  gsmith3 | Oct 21, 2013 |
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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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