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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

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


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Summary: How the Grinch Stole Christmas starts out telling about Who-Ville and how they love Christmas. It also tells about how much the Grinch hates Christmas and Who-Ville. The Grinch then decides that he wants steal Christmas from the Who's so he would not have to listen to it. He ends up stealing everything and the next morning he heard the Who's singing Christmas cheer. The Grinch then realized that Christmas was not from presents, he then decided to return the presents and fix Christmas.

Personal Reaction: I loved this book and always have. This is my favorite children's Christmas movie. I watch this every year and now my daughter loves it. Around Christmas time we watch it almost every night. This book is great for children of all ages.

Classroom Extension: There are many different classroom extensions you could do with this, with me wanting to teach kindergarten I would chose simple ones that are arts and crafts. I would probably do a coloring page of the Grinch for one and the second one I would do would be to have a tree cut out of paper and little ornaments and then allow the student to glue on ornaments and glitter to decorate their tree. One other idea that I would do was the have trees, ornaments, and santa or elfs cut out and allow the kids to glitter those up and make them into ornaments to take home and hang on their tree or even have a small tree in the classroom and they could hang their ornaments on it when they were finished. ( )
  CherokeeDavies | Jul 19, 2016 |
A great children's book ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
This is my all-time favorite Dr. Seuss book! I think that has something to do with the Christmas special that my mom and I watch every year. Sometimes I wish I was a Who down in Whoville! ( )
  butterfly58 | Jun 4, 2016 |
Summary: Grinch lived on the hill of Who-ville. Christmas was coming. Everyone in the Who-ville was so excited to prepare the Christmas stuffs. In the contrast, Grinch hated Christmas. So he decided to stole all of the festival stuffs at the Christmas Eve. He made up himself as a Santa Claus and his dog as a reindeer. Then he did stole all of the things he planed to stole. But to his surprised, every one still celebrated the Christmas as before! Finally he understood Christmas meant more than gifts and then joined in the party too.

Genre: Fantasy. The characters in this book are not exist in the real world. And a dog can't ride a tons of things. The story is created totally by imagination.

Use: 1. Ask students questions: Is stealing good? What would you do if you don't like something? Students can have a group discussion and about 10 minutes later, they share their ideas with the whole class.
2. Teacher read the book, and students take notes on what would the Who-ville people do on Christmas. Compare with their family's traditions. List all the similarities and differences on a poster.

Media: pen and ink ( )
  Aliceyeol | Apr 15, 2016 |
Another great book by the Dr. himself. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is another childhood favorite that can easily be loved by children all over the world. I read this book and felt like a kid all over again. I also have it on VHS at my parents house but it is 2016 and VCR's and tapes have seemingly become obsolete so I must find some kind of tape to DVD converter soon! Definitely deserves its 5 stars! :) ( )
  Hkl46 | Apr 7, 2016 |
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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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