How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558861435
Publisher: Smarty Pants
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About 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.

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. 90 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!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a nice Christmas book even though it is springtime
lpeal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story was written in 1957 that kids still love to this day. It the story of Who-ville where a mean old grinch lives. He hates Christmas and wants to take everything away. He steals everything, but ralizes after its all gone, the who's still sing and celebrate. This is a grea book that could be used during Christmas time or Dr. Seuss week.
ktextor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas we learn about the Grinch who lives in Whoville who doesn't like Christmas at all. He hates that the people town in the village enjoy their Christmas morning so much so he comes up with a plan to stop the Who's. He goes into the town on Christmas eve and steals everyone's decorations, trees and gifts!! He runs into a little girl that night who asks the Grinch dressed as Santa clause why he is taking her things. He tricks little Cindy and she goes back to bed. The next day the Grinch awakes to see that the people in whoville still get together and sing on Christmas morning evening with everything being taken from their homes! finally the Grinch understands that Christmas isn't about the gifts and the parties but about the love to one another and the importance of family. A great holiday classic.
crystalr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
THis book is good to show that being a nice person is always better than being mean. No matter what a person does to you, you should treat them with kindness
ababe92 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good book to read to students during the Christmas time. It starts the spirit of christmas and helps the children get excited about christmas. I recommend this book to every teacher to read to their class the day before christmas break.
clmattox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a classic Dr. Seuss story. It's about the Grinch and how much he despises Christmas. However, down in Whoville, everyone loves Christmas. Through the innocency and love of Cindy Lou Who, the Grinch grows a heart. He then turns out to absolutely love Christmas. The people of Whoville even let him carve the "roast beast" at their Christmas celebration.
sjordet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" is a fun and heartwarming story about the outcasted grinch who hates Christmas and how all the people in Whoville love Christmas. On Christmas Eve, the grinch sneaks down to Whoville and steals all their Christmas decorations, presents, and food. The grinch is stunned when the citizens of Whoville gather together the following morning and although disappointed, they all join together in celebrating Christmas. The grinch befriends a young Whoville resident, Cindy Lou Who, who helps the grinch see what Christmas is really about.This story is a classic. The story is unique and although the pictures are limited in color, they are wonderful.
jamie_tow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the classic story, with the real face of the scowling, mean spirited Grinch. The face changes from bad to worse, and then to tender when he finally "gets" the meaning of Christmas. As the Grinch disguies himself as Santa, the innocent town people of Whoville never seem to catch on as the Grinch forces his poor dog Max to help him steal all the toys and ornaments. He's so sure that one he's done away with the material goodies, the Christmas spirit will be gone. Little does the Grinch know, he would be wrong. This is a wonderful story with a message.The moral of the story for our children is, of course, that Christmas doesn't just come from a store. The importance of Christmas with its religious significance and its message of good will toward all mankind is stressed without banging the child on the head too aggressively. The story overall makes for a fascinating experience for children.As with many Dr. Suess books, children can use this book on a concrete, literal level to improve their vocabulary and reading skills. Older children will learn the importance of Christmas and the need for all mankind to respect each other and share the beauties of the world together.
MelanieRoss on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a well-known story about the Christmas holiday. The Grinch is described as a mean character who does not like Christmas because it is too cheerful with singing, noise, feasts, and gifts. He tries to destroy Christmas for the "whos" living nearby by dressing up as Santa Claus and stealing all of their presents. The Grinch is dissatisfied when he hears that his plan has failed and the "whos" are still cheerful even without presents. This is when he realizes that Christmas is more than gifts, so he returns all the gifts and joins in on the fun. This is a story that teaches children that there is more to Christmas than gifts. In addition, it encourages happiness and kindness.This is a wonderful book to read to children of all ages during the Christmas holiday. It is also a good book to read to children who are learning about words that rhyme because it is a book full of rhyming words.