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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (original 1957; edition 1957)

by Dr. Seuss

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Title:How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Authors:Dr. Seuss
Info:Random House Books for Young Readers (1957), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 64 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Christmas, Children's Book, Rhymes

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss (1957)

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In the story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the main character the Grinch goes through a change throughout the story. He starts being mean and hating Christmas more than anything in the world. He ends up stealing all the Christmas presents in Whoville, and takes him back to his place. However, when the people of the town awake on Christmas they all come out and start singing even though their presents are gone. The Grinch goes through a transformation and starts to feel bad. He ends up giving the presents back and celebrating Christmas with the people. ( )
  mikementzer21 | Mar 16, 2017 |
Great book. Disagree that this is for ages 3 - 8. It should be required reading for all to help counter-act the messages of commercialism that we are exposed to on a daily basis from October to January. Dr. Seuss has a marvelous way with words which would be reason enough to read his book but to add to that he has a "monster" in the form of a Grinch, an angel in the form of Cindy Lou Who, and a heist-turned-miracle. This is also one of those rare books that were able to be turned into a wonderful cartoon with a voice-over by the incomparable Boris Karloff. A must read for young and old and those needing a boost to get into that Christmas feeling - the real Christmas not the store-bought Christmas. Now I'm going to go have some Who hash and listen to Who music.
  mmoj | Mar 2, 2017 |
I would use this as a read-aloud for younger students in first or second grade around the holidays so the students can hear and see the character development of the Grinch. The book could also be used for older students in third through fifth grade as a mentor text to teach rhyme, descriptive language, and for summarizing.
  ddevers01 | Feb 16, 2017 |
This is one of my absolute favorites! Every christmas this is the one book I would pull off the shelf to have my dad read to me since he would not be at every christmas due to his tours overseas. This book is about a grumpy old grinch who's heart was two sizes too small and who hated christmas most of all. He one day got an idea he would steal all of christmas from Whoville. Running into Cindy Lou Who, he told some fibs to get her back to bed. As he goes back home with all of the goodies and presents he had stole, he hears a noise and yes that was singing. He did not stop christmas from coming at all. His heart was starting to grow. The Grinch brought all of the things he stole back to Whoville and they had the best christmas feast they'd ever had. ( )
  Hayley.Hustead | Jan 20, 2017 |
I loved this book because the pictures were very engaging. This book is about a grinch who did not like the Christmas holiday. Each page was colored beautifully and matched the text perfectly. For example, when the grinch carved the roast beast it showed a picture of him carving it. The big idea behind this book is that people should try to be open minded and positive. ( )
  breannaamos | Dec 15, 2016 |
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Great book. Disagree that this is for ages 3 - 8. It should be required reading for all to help counter-act the messages of commercialism that we are exposed to on a daily basis from October to January. Dr. Seuss has a marvelous way with words which would be reason enough to read his book but to add to that he has a "monster" in the form of a Grinch, an angel in the form of Cindy Lou Who, and a heist-turned-miracle. This is also one of those rare books that were able to be turned into a wonderful cartoon with a voice-over by the incomparable Boris Karloff. A must read for young and old and those needing a boost to get into that Christmas feeling - the real Christmas not the store-bought Christmas. Now I'm going to go have some Who hash and listen to Who music.
 
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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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