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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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The grumpy Grinch wants to spoil everybody's Christmas festivities, and seems to succeed... only to realise that Christmas means more than just presents and food. Heart-warming with a great underlying message. Good to read aloud, or for fluent readers. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Feb 5, 2016 |
It's Dr. Seuss and the Grinch dude. What can I say. ( )
  Greymowser | Jan 22, 2016 |
The story of the Grinch who hates Christmas and wants to stop it from coming. He comes up with a plan to stop t but learns Christmas is about more than things. The lesson isn't preachy and is something a lot of people need to remember. I love this book, partly because of the wonderful drawings of the Grinch and Max. Max is my favorite character even though he doesn't get to do much in the book. ( )
  RachelNF | Jan 15, 2016 |
fun Christmas book. seasonal book to use during the festive holidays. ( )
  dianamartinez | Dec 9, 2015 |
How the grinch stole christmas is one of the most iconic christmas stories of all time. This is a classic if there ver was one. Dr. Seuss does a great job of brining this Grinch character to life with his very detailed illustrations. The fact that the book has some rhyming components in it helps make it an easier read. While children may not celebrate christmas in your room, you could still use this book to show the effect that greed can have on someone. Dr. Seuss also does a great job of making this story very emotional by adding a small character that everyone loves. This is a great christmas book that will for sure get you in the mood for the holidays. ( )
  cross67 | Dec 3, 2015 |
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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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