How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  172,792 ratings  ·  1,408 reviews
Everybody's favorite Christmas grouch celebrates forty "grinchily" gorgeous years! Here is the classic Suessian tale of how the Grinch attempted to take Christmas away from the Who's down in Who-ville.
Library Binding, 64 pages
Published October 12th 1957 by Turtleback Books
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midnightfaerie
How can anyone not love Dr. Seuss or the Grinch? I grew up on the Christmas animated cartoon that always showed on T.V. and the book was just an added bonus to a wonderful story. I can still sing that song. A wonderful story and a great book to pass down through generations and a great way to start a family tradition of reading a story at Christmas time. Who says it always has to be the Night Before Christmas?
Yulia
Whenever someone asks me if I celebrate Christmas and I'm about to be catty and say that I don't because I'm not a Christian, I wish an alert would sound in my ear and warn me not to be like Grinch. "Don't steal Christmas, Yulia. Don't do it!"
Ronyell
Grinch

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is Dr. Seuss’ memorable classic about how the Grinch tried to steal all the presents from the Whos of Who-ville to spoil their Christmas. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is definitely the best out of all of Dr. Seuss’ books that many children will enjoy for many generations.

Dr. Seuss’ tale of finding the true meaning of the Christmas spirit has been memorable in many generations’ eyes and the writing is excellent as it is written in a creative way by using a rhy...more
Tim
If your only knowledge of this story is through film (either animated or live-action) you must . . .MUST . . . run out and read the actual, original text. Seuss's work is so visual and his playful, inventive language is so captivating that filmmakers (even when Seuss is directly involved as in the Boris Karloff-Voiced Grinch) can't help but pad his work with long passages devoted to interesting drawings of wackily-named who-toys.

But in the book, the most Seussian reference is to who-hash.The Wh...more
Jackie
Dr. Seuss is one deep-thinking philosophical dude who takes you on an emotional roller coaster. I mean, wow, how many times have I puzzled until my "puzzler was sore." Little Cindy Lou Who's narrow escape from the Grinch's evil clutches--when he got her drink, patted her on the head, and sent her to bed--had me crying with relief. AND SPOILER ALERT: The Grinch gets to carve the roast beast at the Who's Xmas feast in the end. All I have to say is my heart grew three sizes the day I read this stor...more
Isa Lavinia


One of the annoying things about English not being my first language is that I missed out on a lot of popular children's books. And the thing is, when you do get to read them as an adult, you are fully aware you're not experiencing them as you were meant to - there are a great many books beloved by English speaking people which I read and go, "Oh, okay, was that it?"

Not the Grinch, though!
I got this book for Christmas, last year, a gift from a friend of mine from the USA. And I loved it!!

It mu...more
Stephen
3.5 stars. Another great Children's story by Dr. Seuss. My second favorite Dr. Seuss after The Cat in the Hat. I loved reading this to my kids at Christmas time the first year they were old enough to enjoy.
Mariel
Mar 23, 2011 Mariel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: waitin' on a superman
Recommended to Mariel by: Sufjan Stevens?!
The Grinch didn't steal my Christmas. I had one of my "I hate everybody I'm related to except for the twin who is a lot like me" moods today (it was understandable as they are assholes. They deserved it and I did not). Everything breaks around me except for hearts long drawn out sigh. The day was already shaping up to one of those days that could only be improved by the ground opening up and swallowing me hole. Coming home to find vehicles of people I would rather not see again? Where is that as...more
Lauren Elena
This wasn't one of those books that I read a long time ago and forgot to add to my shelves. I literally read this book for the first time today. Don't get me wrong, I knew the story. Who doesn't? But it was from movies and word of mouth. I hadn't actually read the honest-to-God book. Which apparently -according to my friends- is a crime against humanity. I even got assassinated by my friend. (Long story short- We have an book nerd assassins club to take out people we don't like, especially the p...more
Kathryn
I admit freely to never reading this book before this week. I could have sworn I'd read it some time ago but I think I'm confusing the book with the Jim Carey movie, which I found to be exceedingly annoying. During the course of our current Dr. Seuss marathon, my boys insisted on reading this and of course, we loved it. No wonder it's a classic.
Elliot Gomm
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss

A brilliant and popular story about a creature that aims to end the Christmas joy, that most of the children would have seen as a movie. However, when asked, many pupils have never read any Dr Seuss stories. This is a terrible shame.

These brilliantly imaginative rhymes and riddles – in my opinion – need to be read by children of all ages. The simplicity of the illustrations means that nothing is distracting the reader from the hilarious and completely bo...more
Colleen Houck
I love reading this every year at Christmas. One of my favorite stories.
John Yelverton
One of the best books that I ever read as a child.
Heather
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 Christ...more
Kori Looker
I loved "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss, because it brought back memories of my mom reading to me when I was younger. This book is still one of my favorites to this day. In this book, Grinch is a mean, green, sneery guy who hates Christmas. Grinch wants to ruin Christmas for everyone in Whoville. Grinch attempts to steal every present from every house, until he meets Lucy. Sweet, little Lucy changed Grinch's feelings towards Christmas and his motive of stopping Christmas. Lucy's po...more
Eloise baker
This is a fantastic book written by Dr Seuss about a town called who-ville where everyone loves christmas except for the Grinch. The Grinch hated christmas because it was believed that his heart was two sizes to small. He decided that he would need to stop christmas from coming and he dressed up as santa and went to who-ville. He removed all of the christmas presents and the decorations and the christmas tree and when a little girl called cindy-lou found him taking everything from her house the...more
Aliya Farooq
Somewhere north of Who-ville lived a small hearted Grinch who HATED christmas, but everyone who lived in Who-ville loved it a lot! Why did he hate christmas, no one quite knows.. but he does, and this time he HAD to stop this season! He was tired of the little who kids running for their toys and eating their fabulous meal, they would surely enjoy their 'Who-roast-BEAST' which the Grinch could not stand! The singing, ah the singing, the Grinch was adamant to stop the singing. How did he stop Chri...more
Sami Frank
This was the first Dr. Seuss book I ever read as a child and still to this day is my all time favorite book, by Dr. Seuss. I love that Dr. Seuss writes and illiterates his own work and shows his fun side through out each book. This book rhymes within and keeps the readers attention to each word as it moves along the pages. The illustrations a genius, as he shows every word. For those of you who have not had the pleasure to read this classic Dr. Seuss book, it is about the Grinch who is angry wit...more
Chaymâa
It’s Christmas time and in the who-ville every Who’s was happy and cheerful except the Who named Grinch! The Grinch hated Christmas but what he hated the most was the joyful singing and the noisy holiday preparations of the Who’s. So he made up an evil plan which seemed to him to be an amazing idea. He decided to steal everything from the happy little citizens. Everything. To his surprise, the who-village kept singing and celebrating even with nothing. That day, the two sizes small heart of the...more
Justine Arndt
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a very cute book. I would recommend it for children and adults. I would rate it a five out of five because it is a cute story. It is about a "grinch" who hates Christmas. The grinch steals all the presents from "Whoville" on Christmas Eve. Cindy Loo Who, a young child, tries to get the grinch into the Christmas spirit. The grinch tries to ruin Christmas for the entire town. Will he give the presents back? Who will save Christmas?
Olivia Bailey
Another timeless book by Dr. Seuss. I would read this book during the Christmas season. I would also allow the students to watch the cartoon version of this book. Then students could compare and contrast between the movie and the book.

Also, the book talks about emotions and how things makes a person feels. Students will learn how to appropriately express their emotions. Students could write about if they knew someone like the Grinch, how would they welcome him and make him feel better. I would u...more
Laura Kay Bolin
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Seriously, Dr. Seuss at his best! I remember having this book read to me as a little girl, but I'm going to be honest and say I've not read it to my little ones. It's one and has always been one of my favorite stories, but when you see it every year on television you sort of forget to sit down and read it with your kids.

What a great book to sit down with and talk to our kids while reading it. Why do you think Christmas is important? Why do our kids? It's s...more
Evan
It's interesting to come back to the book after having experienced this story so often via the famous Chuck Jones/Boris Karloff full color Christmas TV classic. There's definitely an affinity between the illustrative styles of Seuss and Jones; certainly no better pairing of artistic talents for the purpose of interpreting a visual story into another medium. The Grinch is scrawnier and more impish in the book, almost fish-like or reptilian. The world of Whoville is best experienced in both versio...more
Eyehavenofilter
Dr. Seuss has always been a terrific teller of tales. His unique illiteration and repetition of words encourages parents to read to kids and kids to read to parents.... Until they drive each other crazy, laughing hysterically. I guess that's the point. To actually enjoy reading about silly things to enjoy reading about everything!
The only way to do something over and over again is to learn to enjoy it in the first place, and that's what's so great about his books. He gets people to read at a yo...more
Mary
Great book. Disagree that this is for ages 3 - 8. It should be required reading for all to help counter-act the messages of commercialism that we are exposed to on a daily basis from October to January. Dr. Seuss has a marvelous way with words which would be reason enough to read his book but to add to that he has a "monster" in the form of a Grinch, an angel in the form of Cindy Lou Who, and a heist-turned-miracle. This is also one of those rare books that were able to be turned into a wonderfu...more
Alma Loredo
The Grinch had never liked Christmas. He did not know why he kept putting up with it. This year he will make sure everyone would have an awful Christmas. He had a plan. He went to every house and stold all the gifts, decorations, food and more. But he realized that everything seemed the same in the village even though he stold everything. He eventually returned it when he realized that it was not about the things but sharing time with loved ones. Children should know and be taught the moral of t...more
Brenda Cregor
This piece of children's literature is as magnificent in its thematic scope of how the heart of an individual can change for the better as A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens!
Typically movies ruin literature! The original cartoon only enhanced its message with music and animation!
However, since my mother is a second language learner, and read this book to us over and over when we were children, she unconsiously learned to call roast beef, roast beast.
It took years for me to realize this was...more
Alana
Somehow it took me over a week to read this, because I picked up half of it, then got interrupted. However, it was a delightful little re-read. It always delights me, much as A Christmas Carol always does (probably because they are practically the same story). In this case, it's not conviction about the wrongs that he's done, but rather the heart of others that changes him. I just think it's beautiful, even if it is a silly kids' story.
5/5
Mike
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a seasonal classic from one of the great masters of children's literature: Dr Seuss.

Like all of his stories, the key strength of How the Grinch Stole Christmas is his use of language and rhyme. In his typical 'Seussical' style the author manages to engage the imagination and attract the attention of his young readers, and his lively manner enables extracts to be acted out by a class.

Furthermore the character of the Grinch himself can be used effectively in a cla...more
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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both carto...more
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“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” 2625 likes
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
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