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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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The poetic words and phrases used within the book allows this book to be fun and engaging. The author also uses "made-up" words within the book, which makes the book more interesting to read. Although the pictures are not as colorful (due to the book being older), the pictures are still very detailed and provide the reader with the visuals needed to understand what events are occurring in the book. Reading this book is a great way to get the reader in the Christmas spirit! ( )
  AshleyJarrard | Oct 16, 2016 |
One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books. ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
A classic Christmastide haunt by the talented and inventive poet-narrator, Dr. Seuss. A must-read book as well as a must-watch video every Christmas! ( )
  REGoodrich | Aug 10, 2016 |
SPICES curriculum - Simplicity
  wichitafriendsschool | Aug 9, 2016 |
This didn't seem quite as rollicking good times as I remembered it--I guess it's all been overlaid with the TV special and that guy''s hammy baritone going "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch" and whatnot. I do like his design a whole lot, though--take away the cartoon off-greenishness of his skin and paint those eyes a vivd orange and the real inhumanity of this fey adversary comes out and gives him a dark charisma. ( )
  MeditationesMartini | Aug 4, 2016 |
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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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