How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: (anniversary Edition)

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: (anniversary Edition)

by Seuss

Random House Children's Books | October 12, 1957 | Picture Books

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: (anniversary Edition) is rated 4.9091 out of 5 by 11.
“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. 

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 64 pages, 11.29 × 8.34 × 0.4 in

Published: October 12, 1957

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0394800796

ISBN - 13: 9780394800790

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 7

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the Grinch ... ... just wish the book was in colour. Still ... it's a classic, and I look forward to giving it as a gift this Christmas!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic - Must have for Everyone Jake's Review: It's the Grinch what else do you need to know. Even Brian will read this, so it has to be good. I like watching the cartoon because it is even more fun than the book. I haven't seen the movie with real people playing the characters as mom won't allow it in the house. She says its a "travesty". The grinch is really mean at first, but than becomes nice. I love Max the dog because he is so cute and funny. I like reading the words to because they rhyme and are silly. Jake's Rating: 10/10 Mom's Review: One of the best children's books every written and quite frankly it is impossible to put into words the total brilliance of this book. My Dad used to read this book to me all the time so each time I see it I am reminded of him. He was brilliant at voices and read it to us in a voice very close to Boris Karloff's. The story is funny and the moral so cleverly done that your children will get the point without feeling like they are being preached too. Like Jake I love the movie even more because it brought the story to life. I too love Max as he is the heart and soul of the cartoon. Still the book is a classic on its own and should be owned by everybody - whether you have kids or not. And by the way that live action movie is a travesty and will NEVER be let into this house - so deal with it Jake. Mom's Rating: 100/10 - CLASSIC!!!!
Date published: 2011-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best children's book EVER !!!, How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic tale about greed, materialism, and the kindness of man for his fellow man all wrapped up in one great big package! The illustrations are wonderful and the rhyming text impresses me. This is a story by Dr. Seuss that is so popular it was made into a Christmastime TV special; and it deserves every bit of recognition that it gets. (Note: this story is very popular; and because many, many people know it all the way through there are spoilers in this review.) When the story begins we are introduced to the Grinch. He hates Christmas with all celebrations down in "Who-ville," a village he can see from his home on a mountain. The Grinch hates the noise, the caroling, the sharing of presents and the feast of "roast beast." Eventually the Grinch gets an idea--he dresses up as Santa Claus and uses his dog Max for a reindeer; and this perverse take on the real Santa Claus tale is meant to strike people as ugly. The Grinch comes down from the mountain with his sled and his dog Max made up to look like a reindeer. Soon the Grinch steals all the presents, the stocking hung with care on the fireplace mantle, the roast beast, the Christmas trees--and even the firewood! The Grinch gets quite a surprise when on Christmas day the "Whos" of "Who-ville" celebrate and rejoice anyway--without any material things to mark the holiday spirit. This shocks the Grinch and he must consider the possibility that Christmas doesn't just "come from a store." Of course, once the Grinch learns his lesson he returns everything and there's quite a huge celebration with the Grinch leading the way as he carves the "roast beast." It's a very positive ending. 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 the children. I have many fond memories of watching this TV special and reading this book when I was a very young child. As with many Dr. Seuss books, children can use this book on a concrete, literal level to improve their vocabulary and reading skills. Older kids will learn the importance of Christmas and the need for all mankind to respect each other and share the beauties of the world together. I highly recommend this exceptional children's book.
Date published: 2009-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Tradition In My Childhood Home, Now A Tradition In My Own Home. One of the many things concrete about my christmas was the story of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. It was a Christmas Eve tradition mostly in the form of watching the movie. However, Upon comming across this book I could not pass up the oppertunity to continue the tradition by book. Kids will laugh and enjoy rhyming story of this Dr.Seuss classic. As well as parents!
Date published: 2008-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How The Grinch Stole Christmas This book was excellent. I enjoyed reading it to my young son Geoff before he went to bed during the Christmas season. This is a great book for all ages.
Date published: 2001-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY FRIST BOOK I READ THIS IS THE FRIST BOOK I READ WHEN I SARTED SHCOOL,I AM LOOK FORWORD TO RAEDING TO MY KIDS.THIS BOOK TELLS THE TURE MENING OF CHRISTMAS.THAT FAMLIY ARE MORE IMPORTANT THEN GIFTS.THE BEST CHRISTMAS BOOK OF ALL TIME.
Date published: 2000-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How the Grinch Stole Christmas It truly is a classic. I'd say timeless. It brings back many childhood memories and always puts a smile on my face.
Date published: 2000-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Classic Lives On! After reading this wonderful story year after year at Christmas, I'v come to appreciate it even more. This truly is a Dr. Seuss and holiday classic which shall continue to put warm smiles on children's faces yaer after year.
Date published: 2000-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How the Grinch Stole Christmas A must have in all kid's (big & little) collection. So easy to read as the story is so well known. A fun book to have.
Date published: 2000-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! I read this book so many times when i was younger and i still love it!
Date published: 2000-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How the Grinch Stole Christmas It's simply a classic. My favourite Christmas story as a child and still one of them today.
Date published: 2000-11-05

– More About This Product –

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: (anniversary Edition)

by Seuss

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 64 pages, 11.29 × 8.34 × 0.4 in

Published: October 12, 1957

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0394800796

ISBN - 13: 9780394800790

About the Book

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its original 1957 publication, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" is available in this special foil-covered limited party edition. Full color.

From the Publisher

“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. 

From the Jacket

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.

About the Author

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

From Our Editors

Meet the Grinch. His heart is two sizes too small, he hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. Geez, what a grinch! But to his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of this beautiful celebration. This is the classic tale from the wonderful mind of Dr. Seuss.

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 7

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