How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

"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.

Title:How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780007173044
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    How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Reviews

  • MischaS_

    THE GRINCH GOT A WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEA! This was just so sweet and amazing. Love this Grinch more than the movie one. I wish we had Dr.Seuss when I was younger. I do not remember having or knowin...

  • Alejandro

    My all-time favorite Dr. Seuss' story! HOW THE GRINCH STOLE OUR HEARTS AND SOULS It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight, ...

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    I probably watched this show about a million times and read the book as a kid at least as many and it was immensely pleasurable to share it with my kids. A wonderful story about the real spirit of giv...

  • James

    Book Review 4+ stars to How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a children's picture book, written in 1957 by Dr. Seuss. I adored this favorite as a child, and I still watch the cartoon ever year ...

  • Calista

    The perfect book. My nephew wanted to read this tonight. It's his favorite Christmas book. You can't beat it. The art is so creative and distinctive. The movies just use his art right out of the book....

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    "The Grinch got a wonderful, awful idea ..."This is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books! And the classic 1966 animated TV show is one of the best book-to-film adaptations ever. When I was a kid, we mad...

  • ??????????

    5 The Grinch ★'s “All the windows were darkNo one knew he was hereAll the Who's were all dreamingSweet dreams without care…” Obviously How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 5 star rating. I ...

  • Archit Ojha

    Come on Grinch,Don't be a spoilsport.I and my wife are surely reading to our little Who's when they are born.The undercurrent of the story presents to you a question as to not "How" but rather "Why" d...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Dr. SeussThe story was published as a book by Random House in 1957. The Grinch is a bitter, grouchy, cave-dwelling creature with a heart "two sizes too small" who is l...

  • Anne

    So lovely and positively brilliant. Just inspiring!My first book by Dr. Seuss, everyone!And now onto the movie!! Gosh I love Christmas. ❤❤ ...