Item description for How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss) by Dr Seuss...
Overview Who-ville enjoys Christmas even though the Grinch has stolen all the trappings and tinsel
Publishers Description "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.
Citations And Professional Reviews How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss) by Dr Seuss has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1523
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 711
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 737
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 696
Library Journal - 11/15/2004 page 104
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 1005
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Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.1" Width: 8.2" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Oct 12, 1957
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0394800796 ISBN13 9780394800790 UPC 079808014007
Availability 0 units.
More About Dr Seuss
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 the Hardcover edition.
Reviews - What do customers think about How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss)?
the best children's book EVER !!! Feb 15, 2008
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.
How the Grinch stole Christmas- Dr. Seuss Jan 12, 2008
Purchased a lot of 8 books. All were in perfect condition, arriving in a timely manner. Great seller!
A Holiday Tradition Jan 2, 2008
My husband and I both loved the Grinch as children. The book is wonderful and when read, you can't help but think of the animated short film and its music. Our son had his first Christmas this year and we've made reading about the Grinch part of our Christmas Eve traditions. It brings back such fond memories while creating new ones.
everyones favorite Dec 16, 2007
who doesn't love this book also love the shinny new cover
Not Just For Kids Nov 24, 2007
What I love about Dr. Suess is that he makes moralistic points without being preachy. And in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Seuss creates a villian as enduring as Scrooge. Like Scrooge, the Grinch shows all of us that change--real, sincere change--is possible. That's a great message for young and old alike!
Also recommended: Christmas Gifts, Christmas Voices--another story (however, definitely not for kids) about an individual who ultimately is healed and transformed.