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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), Hardcover, 64 pages
Collections:Storytime, Picture Books
Rating:*****
Tags:3-5 years, 6-8 years, holidays, holidays: Christmas, DL

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

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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 |
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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.
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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 |
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a classic story sharing to students that Christmas or any holiday is not about the presents or material things but rather about being with your family, friends and community. It is all about unity and being together. The Grinch believed that if he took away all of the Who’s Christmas presents, decorations and food that he would ruin Christmas for all of them but in fact he did the exact opposite. He brought them all together as a community and they celebrated one another’s company rather than material things. This book shows children that family and friends are more important than any tangible possession could ever be. ( )
  kholec1 | Oct 10, 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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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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