How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: (anniversary Edition) by SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas!: (anniversary Edition) by Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: (anniversary Edition)

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Hardcover | October 12, 1957

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The ultimate Dr. Seuss Christmas classic -- no holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville!

“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. This heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest 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. 

And don't forget to celebrate Grinch-mas this Christmas season, the annual holiday tradition inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas that encourages readers to grow their hearts three sizes by doing good deeds!
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 othe...
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Title:How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: (anniversary Edition)Format:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 11.31 × 8.31 × 0.4 inPublished:October 12, 1957Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage: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 5 out of 5 by from Fun and entertaining read. Great adventures. Fun and entertaining read. Great adventures.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best Simply one of the best children's books ever written.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny illustrations Great Christmas story, great read.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun ory Fun y illustrations, fun read.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How the Grinch Stole Christmas A classic. My daughter loves reading this every Christmas.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic! One of the all time best Christmas books!
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE Christmas Book My favourite from Dr. Seuss and a go to book during the Holidays. I read it every year after I'm done decorating the Christmas tree. Also, this edition is so beautiful! I really suggest you guys to buy this one.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Christmas story A must have for all Dr. Seuss fans
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Book Great at any time of the year. Must have for all who love Dr Seuss
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Such a great classic Christmas Story! Always fun to read a Dr. Seuss book!
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Christmas Story A classic Christmas story for people of all ages.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it A real classic. Enjoy it every year. Great pictures and a crazy story.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it A real classic. Enjoy it every year. Great pictures and a crazy story.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tradition Who doesn't love this book!? It never grows old, and I know it will always be a favourite of mine during the holidays!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Christmas Classic! Our family Christmas just wouldn't be complete without this book.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book..... A family favourite! Wouldn't be the holidays without it.....
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! You are a Grinch if you don't like this book!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic While I find it annoying to read every single night, it is definitely one of my 2 year old's favourites!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a well beloved story How hard it is to keep kids interested in anything these days, especially around Christmas time. When I read this book to my students, they were so attentive. They knew the story so well that they just couldn't help but add a line here or there. Before I read the very last page I made kind of a dramatic pause and a student in my class recited the last line of the story perfectly. He apologized for it after but I thought that was great. The Grinch holds a place in everyone's heart no matter the size!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The one Christmas book I leave out year-round We are big fans of Seuss in the house, and this one is no exception. I love the rhyme scheme - it is a great read-aloud story, though, to be honest, the kids ask for it so much I don't even have to look at the words anymore. This is a must-have for any kid's library.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holiday classic Fun to read and follow along while watching the TV version!
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from grinch classic xmas story to get into the holiday spirit
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This is just one of those timeless stories that gets passed down from one generation to the next.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Favourite! My kids love listening to the story and looking at the pictures, so different from most things out there today!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This classic story is must read for every kid.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Christmas must have I love the book my hubby loves it and the kids love it and my hubby hates reading books
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christmas must have! My daughters love this book, great classic.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This is a must have Christmas classic. It just wouldn't be Christmas without reading the Grinch!
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable This book is a classic that I will always love
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite Childhood Book Nothing ever beats the classics, and this sure is one of them.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute story Read it all the time, and appreciate the storyline. Great ending, and a wonderful holiday book!
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greeat I never knew that the Grinch will be me when I grew up. Love it.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing ! This book was my childhood and is a fun time to read during Christmas! The hardcover makes it 10 times better too!
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love! dr suesse books are the best!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grinch Stole Christmas This is a must read story at our house every Christmas. Our children read it and now our grand children enjoy it.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from such a good book I grew up with this story and know it inside and out and I still am moved by the ending each time I read it to my children!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this is a christmas classic that every kid deserves to enjoy
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good read I love this book for christmas
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This is a holiday staple in our household and the kids love it. This book continues to hold up after decades of attention.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic A classic Christmas story for all collections! My kids were not interested in it until this year, at ages 3 and 5, and my 5 year old loves it much more. We've been reading it every night!
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for young kids I love the story and I think it is such a good Christmas classic for older kids but it is put under the category 3-7. I bought it for my 4-year old because of that rating and she cannot sit through the whole thing. The pictures are also not appealing enough for the younger audience. It is a good story, it just is too long for the age it is recommended under.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only thing better would be.... Redraw the Grinch so he looks more like the one in the animated cartoon. He looks too similar to the Cat.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic I love this classic Christmas story! Perfect for reading with the kids for the holidays!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another classic! Another classic Christmas story. Makes the perfect gift for kids, and they will absolutely love it and want it read over and over again.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One my Favourite Christmas Books I love reading this book at around Christmas time! Perfect gift for children!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Christmas Classic This is a great book, a perfect Christmastime Classic!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless A famly classic and a fantastic book to hand down through generations in your family.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Perfect gift for that special niece or nephew! Classic Xmas tale! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic! We grew up reading the grinch and now my kids love it! I can't imagine a Christmas without the grinch
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! It just wouldn't be Christmas without the grinch! This is one of my favourites to read, for myself and the kids!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so good best xmas book to read to your kids
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best classic #plumreview Book never gets old. I force my kids to love it lol
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic for a reason! Just isn't Christmas without reading this one!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christmas isn't the same without reading this book the kid have it memorised by the end of the Christmas season
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for kids I think I like this book better than the movie
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Who doesn't love this absolute classic. It also makes a great gift for children.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10 stars One of the best Christmas books ever!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Christmas book since a Christmas Carol If you don't love this Christmas classic then you wasted your time learning to read.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Children's Christmas Tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been a favourite of mine since I was a child. Aside from being very funny and well written, the reason this book stayed with me, and the reason it likely stays with many kids, is that it has a deeper meaning than most christmas stories. Looking at books or tv specials like Frosty the Snowman, there isn't a great deal of meaning. Its about a snowman that comes to life and all the kids have fun. The Grinch, on the other hand, is about the true (secular) meaning of christmas.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christmas Classic This is a classic kids story and a family favorite at our house! A Christmas eve tradition for us!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christmas must have! I am not a huge Dr. Seuss fan, but I do love this book!
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic #plumreview A must read for all ages!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Wouldn't be Christmas without this one
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christmas Classic Christmas just isn't Christmas without reading this book or watching the classic cartoon that brings this book to life. A family tradition in our home.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from How The Grinch Stole Christmas This is truly a Christmas classic. It is a delight to read and retread year after year. Dr Suess has a magical way with language that appeals to young and old. One of the "must dos" for Christmas over the years at out house. A great way to start a discussion about the true meaning of the season.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christmas Classic Loved the movie and definitely loved the book. A unique, quirky tale that captures what really matters at Christmas in a creative way. Can't wait to reread it this Christmas!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr. Seuss rules. It is Dr. Seuss, what more needs be said? Nothing more needs be said except to fill the minimum character requirement. ;-)
Date published: 2014-12-30
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

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.