Review: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

Series: Standalone

Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Books 

Genres: Children, Classics, Fiction

Pages: 64

Format: Ebook

Buy:  Book DepositoryAmazon

 

“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.

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It’s really not easy to find this book in my country. Well it’s actually impossible. So it took me a while to get to it. I already knew the story and loved it but I always like to check out the books.

Obviously this is a five star rating! It’s a simple book with a big moral! It’s warm-hearted and with a fun writing. It’s impossible not to love it!

And the story it’s one of my favorites, although I know it more from the movie than from the book… The book focuses on Grinch and not much else. The movie shows a lot more of the world and the Who people!

I love the drawings in the book, they are so simple yet all we need to complement the story!

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I doubt that there is anyone that hasn’t seen this movie yet. I mean, It’s a classic. It’s perfect for Christmas. And it’s impossible not to love.

I love the book but the movie is just amazing. I see it every Christmas and I can’t get tired of it! I have actually already seen it this year! It’s funny, sweet and christmast-y. I couldn’t ask for more!

I love Grinch and I love Cindy Lou. She is the cutest thing ever! With that cute nose and that hair, it’s just perfect. The movie has just so many great scenes, and it includes the rhymes from the book in the movie.

Honestly the movie is an amazing adaptation! With everything that the book gives us. And a whole lot more!

 

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What’s your favorite moment in the book/movie?

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