How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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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. Could Christmas be more than presents?
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2007], c1985.
Edition: Party edition
ISBN: 9780394800790
Characteristics: [50] pages :,color illustrations ;,29 cm.


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Sep 29, 2020

This book is a classic, and it's for good reason. While The Grinch is cold-hearted at first, he is reforming himself at the end. At that point, those who forgive, a reminder of what we're all supposed to do when others reform. Dr. Seuss also tells us that gifts are not the most important aspect of Christmas, and he also tells us what is important-being with our loved ones. The only thing that may be a concern for some readers is that, on the page where the Whom children play with their toys, toys are "gender 'stereotyped.'" But again that's a reflection of the year this book was written-in 1957-when such roles were not challenged and did not cause outrage, as they were gender-based times. It's a must-read. 4/5 stars
@BullahJee of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

I very much enjoyed reading Fox in Socks, by Dr. Seuss! I thought that it was both very fun and engaging, which makes it a great book for kids! I love the rhyming, and think that that definitely makes learning how to read a lot more fun! I thought that the book was very cleverly written, and loved the colourful illustrations! I think that the goofy concepts in the book will be very intriguing to younger readers, as well! I would definitely recommend this story to other readers, especially younger audiences, as it is a very simple, but cute story!
@PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

ArapahoeTina Jan 02, 2020

Read the book, watch the (classic) movie and rejoice. Repeat once a year at Christmas time.

Dec 20, 2019

(*FYI*) - (As the story goes) - (author) Theodor Geisel (aka. "Dr. Seuss" - 1904-1991) initially wrote this book of rhyme and illustrations as his criticism of the commercialization of Christmas.

Dec 14, 2019

Originally published back in 1957 - "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" is a well-known children's story (written in rhymed verse) by popular American author, Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel (1904-1991).

This enjoyable book (that also includes illustrations by the author) follows the activities of the Grinch, a grumpy, solitary creature who attempts to put an end to Christmas by stealing the holiday-themed items (on the eve of this celebrated day) from the homes of the Whos of the town of nearby Whoville.

IndyPL_JosephL Dec 18, 2018

Though I'm more a fan of the additions and sing-song added to the old animated story of the Grinch, you simply cannot go wrong with this book. From young to old, the Grinch is just one of those stories that cannot be overlooked during the holiday season. What's more, this book is a wonderful blending of materials for new and old fans alike. For those new to the story, the book is just as accessible as it's always been. Beyond that, however, is tons of additional materials for older fan to dig into to learn more about Dr. Seuss, his story, and it's development over time.

Oct 29, 2018

The lies and misconception all I wanted to do was use this for a project but nooooooo it tells me to "PICK IT UP IN THE STORE" NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Dec 21, 2017

(NOTE: I've certainly read the book before, but my review below is also based off of my recent listen to the AUDIBLE version of the story.)

The Grinch, the old grump that lives on the mountaintop outside of Whoville, hates Christmas. He will do ANYTHING to stop Christmas & all of its joyous activities from happening for everybody in town. He even goes so far as to dress up as Santa Claus, take a trip down to Whoville, & steal anything & everything that has to do with Christmas from every single house. But will the loss of all of the presents, decoration, & food stop the joy of Christmas from coming to the hearts of the Whos in Whoville? Of course not! And as the Grinch soon found out, Christmas is something that resides in our hearts, not under our tree or on our walls. The Grinch becomes a new "person" & returns everything to the families of Whoville. From that point forward, he is a vital part of the Christmas celebrations in town.

Who wouldn't love a story like that?! The typical "bad guy turned good" story line portrayed in a cute children's book. And narrated by the always-amazing Walter Matthau --- it just doesn't get better than that! A true Christmas classic that bears re-reading each year.

Age recommendation: all ages

On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 10!

Dec 19, 2017

Oh-oh!..... (To be sure) - Those naive and trusting Whos down in Whoville are, once again, in for some real big-big trouble this year.

'Cause (while those unsuspecting Whos are all merrily off in Dreamland) that mean, old Mister Grinch (of the smallest heart and the slimiest green) is gonna invade their peaceful village and, literally, steal Christmas right out from under their cute, little pug-noses. Yep. He sure is.

Oh. Boo-ho!.... And, what are those poor Whos gonna do?.... Well - Have no fear - Dr. Suess is gonna see to it that all turns out for the very best (with a joyous happy ending, too).

Aug 18, 2017

Character not really mean one if he didn't use weapons of mass destruction.
That's the biggest plot hole in children's book.
However, he didn't have the technical expertise & money for nuclear option.
Biological & chemical weapon debatable if he had education which it never stated. The problem that more than even odds he will kill himself by accident.
Conventional weapons including guns & explosives? Same argument unless he buy off-the-shelf. However, that assumed he know gun safety.
He is a poster boy for gun control, small arms restriction & mental health check though.
I'm just playing Devil's advocate & being objective.

Dec 03, 2016

(*Story excerpt*) - Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville - did not.

The Grinch hated Christmas - the whole Christmas season. Now, please don't ask why; no one quite knows the reason.

It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. Or it could be that his head wasn't screwed on just right. But I think that the most likely reason of all... may have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

But, whatever the reason, his heart or his shoes, he stood there on Christmas Eve hating the Whos.

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Sep 27, 2012

Ahh, such a classic children’s story. I have loved this book along with the original movie since I was a young child. The story is by Dr. Seuss and states how a person, The Grinch, has been outcast from society and dislikes cheer and goodwill. The Grinch finally decides to stop Christmas, taking away all of the Christmas that was down in Whoville. However, when the people down in Whoville wake up, even though all of their Christmas food and presents were gone they were still happy because Christmas is not about all of the “things” it is about the people you spend time with, cheer and goodwill. The Grinch realizes this just as all of the “things” were about to fall down Mount Crumpit. His heart grows with the love from Whoville and stops the sleigh from falling off the mountain and brings everything back to the town and everyone as on celebrates Christmas with the Grinch.


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MaxineML Dec 23, 2013

“Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more....”


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