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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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I love Dr. Seuss. Any of his work is really good. It is funny and kids will find it interesting. ( )
  _QueenKeyy_ | Apr 25, 2017 |
How the Grinch stole Christmas ,by Dr. Sesuss. It is a Christmas time favorite for kids. The characters are the Grinch, Cindy Loo, and the other people of Whosville. The theme of the book is learning to love others despite of how different they are from you. The Grinch was a different look creature who ran away from Whosville as a little boy because his classmates laughed at him because he was different looking and he tried to impress Martha, the girl he had a crush on. After being many years from Whosville a little girl named Cindy Loo decided she wanted to share Christmas with him and bring him back to town. After she was successful with bringing him back to town something went wrong with the town celebration and upset the Grinch. Next he went around and stole all the presents, Christmas trees, and dinner from the towns’ people houses. Cindy Loo went up to the Grinch house to talk him into giving the stuff back during that Cindy Loo almost fell. The Grinch saved her and grew a heart and decided to give the stuff back and enjoy his Christmas with the people of Whosville. ( )
  Tristyn17 | Apr 13, 2017 |
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 |
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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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0394800796, Hardcover)

"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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