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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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by Dr. Seuss

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The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.


The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.

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Dr. Seuss, pseudonym for Theodor Seuss Geisel, is world renowned for his inventiveness and wit. His stories are instantly recognizable by their use of fantastic words, clever rhymes, and unusual creatures-drawn in his distinctive style.
My son is partial to this brand-new edition, but he cannot have it, it is all Mama's. It contains everything a Grinch addict like myself could possibly want, including info on his international appeal . . . details about the route Dr. Seuss . . . took in creating the Grinch (he wanted to combine Santa, his reindeer, the Stork, the Sandman and the Boogeyman - why mess around with so many characters when one would do?), and background on how Chuck Jones storyboarded the book. The old drawings are spectacular.
Written by uber-Seuss-ologist Charles D. Cohen, the essay features wonderful illustrations and all sorts of groovy Grinch memorabilia... A fun look behind the scenes of one of the all-time great children's classics. (A) [Highest rating]
Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
Dr. Seuss’ Grinchy story has been a part of generations of Christmas celebrations. Although the animated version, narrated by monster movie legend Boris Karloff, is a delight to watch, there is something to be said for turning off the TV and curling up with your loved ones to read a good book. (The opportunity to create your own Grinch voice is just a bonus!) The story is a familiar combination of “bad boy learns a lesson” and “Christmas isn’t about the stuff but the substance” with a dose of Who cuteness added in. In short, it is timeless, and feels as relevant today as it must have when it was first put into print. The simple black-white-red printing does not detract from the story. As the holiday season approaches, you will want to be sure to have this classic story at hand to share with loved ones of all ages. It is sure to be a popular request for bedtime—or any time—reading. Reviewer: Heidi Hauser Green; Ages 2 to 10.

Product Details

Random House Children's Books
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Edition description:
Coloring book
Product dimensions:
8.05(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines. Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever! In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn to read.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 2, 1904
Date of Death:
September 4, 1991
Place of Birth:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
La Jolla, California
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
MamaPZ More than 1 year ago
I love this story! That said, there are cheaper, better apps of this story than this one.
anovelreview_blogspot_com More than 1 year ago
Seriously, Dr. Seuss at his best! I remember having this book read to me as a little girl, but I'm going to be honest and say I've not read it to my little ones. It's one and has always been one of my favorite stories, but when you see it every year on television you sort of forget to sit down and read it with your kids. What a great book to sit down with and talk to our kids while reading it. Why do you think Christmas is important? Why do our kids? It's such a powerful story about really remembering the greater meaning behind the holiday, it's not just about the toys. My kids have seen the cartoon every year, but sitting with them and reading HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS was more fun than watching the cartoon (but we will still watch), it was fun talking to them--I sometimes forget to stop while watching a program and find out what they are thinking. Reading to them allows me to remember to take the time. This is one I'm sure you read as a kid and should read with yours :) Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect book! It never gets old! My three year olds will listen to me read this book over and over again yet will not sit through the movie. Love this book and so do my kids!
Persephone16 More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 4-year-old godson this Christmas. He enjoyed it even more than the TV show, which is a great review in my book!
Gremlins-Mom More than 1 year ago
My 4 year-old son is in love with this story. It's one he requests all year long. This is true to the original so the illustrations are monochromatic but the lilting, rhyming verse more than paints a vivid picture.
LafayetteMomofThree More than 1 year ago
Wonderful holiday story. My kids love it and tell it to me on their own.
bethann126 More than 1 year ago
This story is a great classic. It should be a part of every child's (and adults!) collection. I am a first grade teacher and every year my students are anxious to hear this story.
cfergusn More than 1 year ago
This is a timeless story in my family, so I wanted to pass this to my daughter. Oh the memories we will share and make...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"how the grinch stole christmas" is a classic story that shows the true meaning of christmas. a grinch lives up in the snowy hills and hates the small town of whoville but more important he hates christmas but what he doesnt realize is what christmas is all about. so the grinch figures if he can go down on christmas eve and steal everyones presents down in who ville thean he will stop christmas as he does so he finds out that christmas is still taking place with out their presents the grinch finds out that its their faith and christmas is in their heart and as the story ends the grinch finds out what christmas is all about its not about presents its about faith and whats in the heart. great gift idea for children and adults
WTC More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 22 yr old daughter as a Christmas present. This has been her favorite Christmas story since childhood. The actions of Max being fitted as a reindeer and how he "leads" the sleigh is adorable. A must read for all, both young and old.
serviceKP More than 1 year ago
2 Sundays ago, some of my Sunday School children said they had never heard of the story How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I let them know that surely I should definately bring that story to share. Then, this past Sunday, they said they had all had the chance to see the movie, so I thought, they wouldn't want me to read the book.

Oh, no, they corrected me on that and I went ahead glossing the text occasionally with some things that touch our social lives currently. Actually, my edition was bought years ago, and is the simple version. It still looks like new, the pages have not yellowed, and the cover still looks shiny and colorful. I like durabilty like that a lot in a book.

Dr. Seuss books are among some of my favorites to share with the children. Since they're at different stages of learning English the rhymes and phonics plays are just so ideal. The older ones sometimes have fun reading to the younger ones and that adds to the possibilities on one on one fun learning after the more traditional ecleciastic activities are over.

It truly shows how people spiritually binding can persevere despite all and even melt the hardest of hearts to join them.
KindergartenTeacher66 More than 1 year ago
Classic Dr. Seuss book about the true meaning of Christmas. Timeless in it's message and appeal. A must for your home collection. Makes a wonderful Christmas gift to be cherished for years to come.
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
The classic tale gets better each year. The perfect holiday book for kids of all ages that teaches the lessons of Christmas. A must have for your home library and a great Christmas gift for those little ones you love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever since I was little, I have loved this book. My father is a huge Dr. Seuss fan, so for christmas last year, I gave this book to him. The themes this book gets across are timeless, and they apply as much today as they did thirty years ago. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves christmas and who gives of themselves not just on christmas, but everyday after.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has got to be one of the best Christmas books that I've ever read. Dr. Seuss is the man!! I love this book! I'm going to make it a family tradition to read this every Christmas Eve! Maybe we'll even watch the movie!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best Christmas book of all time!!!! Great for all ages. Everyone in my family loves this book. Pass it on to your children they'll love it!!!!!
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A great classic book. Unfortunately I think I missed some fine print somewhere. I bought this to use with my Android tablet but it cannot be viewed with the Android Nook app. So it was a complete waste of money for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book how the Grinch Stole Christmas. It is such a good Christmas classic. It is easy for children to read. This teaches kids rhymes and is fun to read. It shows kids that Christmas is not about all the presents and that you can like the season for the people not the crazy shopping. The Grinch wanted to take every thing to stop Christmas but found that christmas is not about the gifts it is about spending time with loved ones. Just because you might not have presents does not mean that Christmas is done. The importance of love and kindness during the season. 
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This book is my most fav christmas story. It shows the true meaning of christmas. Definately a cute story. -christmas junky0={)
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