The Dr. Seuss holiday classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas is now a major motion picture Explore our editors' picks for the best kids' books of the month. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a children's story by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel written in The book criticizes the commercialization of Christmas. Based on. Published in the United Stacs by Random House, Inc., New York,. Il simultaneously in Gali by Rankikun House of Canada Limited, Toronto. This third Wriginally.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas . How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a children's story by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel The story was published as a book by Random House in , and at. A Grinch book and plush package perfect for holiday gift-giving! Is there any better holiday gift than a copy of Dr. Seuss's beloved classic.

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A member will not be able to earn Qantas Points on the following products; magazines, eBooks, gift cards and postage. Points will be allocated within 7 days of the shipment date. Seuss called "The Hoobub and the Grinch," which was originally published in the May edition of Redbook magazine. Seuss began work on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Helen, who had ongoing medical problems and had suffered a small stroke in April , nevertheless acted as an unofficial editor, as she had with previous Dr.

Seuss books. Seuss wrote the book quickly and was mostly finished with it within a few weeks. I got hung up getting the Grinch out of the mess.

I got into a situation where I sounded like a second-rate preacher or some biblical truism Finally in desperation I had gone through thousands of religious choices, and then after three months it came out like that.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

In June, Dr. Seuss and Helen took a month-long vacation to Hawaii, where he checked and returned the book's galley proof.

Seuss's earlier works: Seuss's first book about a villain. She wrote:. Even if you prefer Dr. Seuss in a purely antic mood, you must admit that if there's a moral to be pointed out, no one can do it more gaily. The reader is swept along by the ebullient rhymes and the weirdly zany pictures until he is limp with relief when the Grinch reforms and, like the latter, mellow with good feelings.

The review for The Saturday Review of Literature stated: Seuss has brought off a fresh triumph in his new picture book The verse is as lively and the pages are as bright and colorful as anyone could wish.

Seuss manner, with pictures in the Christmas colors. Some writers, including Dr. Seuss himself, have made a connection between the Grinch and Dr. In the story, the Grinch laments that he has had to put up with the Whos' celebration of Christmas for 53 years.

Seuss was 53 when he wrote and published the book. Seuss himself asserted the connection in an article in the December edition of Redbook: It was Seuss! So I wrote about my sour friend, the Grinch, to see if I could rediscover something about Christmas that obviously I'd lost.

Thomas Fensch notes that the Grinch is the first adult and the first villain to be a main character in a Dr. Seuss book. The book has been adapted into a variety of media, including stage and film.


Chuck Jones and Ben Washam Co-Director adapted the story as an animated special in , featuring narration by Boris Karloff , who also provided the Grinch's voice. Grinch" with lyrics written by Dr. Seuss himself. Several audio recordings and audio-visual adaptations of the book have also been published. In , Zero Mostel narrated an LP record of the story.

It also was produced on Broadway and a limited-engagement US tour in The North American Tour began in the fall of and has subsequently toured every fall since. As of , the book had been translated into nine languages, [23] including Latin as Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit.

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The book's main characters have made appearances in other works. Since the book was written, the word grinch has entered the popular lexicon as an informal noun, defined as a "killjoy" or a "spoilsport". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I've also seen the Jim Carrey movie and will watch that one, too. It's such a wonderful take of love and revenge Most folks who celebrate Christmas must have read or seen some version of this story at some point in their lives.

If not, it's basically a grinch that wants to stop Christmas because he has no heart It's a feel-good kinda story, when you are down and need something to make you feel better. But it has rhymes and beautiful pictures as well as moral lessons. Every version brings something new to my eyes and mind and ears.

I love this story and would watch it All the "who" people and the way the town celebrates Christmas About Me For those new to me or my reviews I read A LOT. I write A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https: Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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Many thanks to their original creators. Seeing as how it is a positively brilliant classic!! I know it's a children's picture book, that was written back in by the one and only Dr. Seuss but this book is everything. I pretty much know all the words by heart.

The illustrations are big and bold and are really fun. I enjoy all of the rhymings too it makes it that much more fun when reading aloud with kids. I have seen the animated television special so many times, it was a once a year celebration. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas It is a favorite of mine and it always will be. I watch it every Christmas too. Jul 28, Archit Ojha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Come on Grinch, Don't be a spoilsport.

I and my wife are surely reading to our little Who's when they are born. The undercurrent of the story presents to you a question as to not "How" but rather "Why" did the the Grinch stole the Christmas from the merry making Who people.

The Grinch hated Christmas! It could be, Come on Grinch, Don't be a spoilsport.

It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right. But I think that the most likely reason of all May have been that his heart was two sizes too small. He loathes the idea of celebration and fun. Sweets and light and everything associated with the near end of December. Grinch is like that Grumpy old cat Just outside the perimeters of the happy village of our little people, lives in a cave The Grinch.

Old, unhappy and nasty.

He plans to hijack the opportunity from the Whoville to say Merry Christmas to each other. He relishes a sadistic joy in his heart and tugs all the happiness of the festival in his dark cave. However things do not turn out as planned.

And he realizes what's in fact true. The moral message that it sends out - in this ever twisting, looping and cannon balling style of writing - is that the joy is not only materialistic. It's much profounder than that.

Change in heart and the mettle to accept your shortcomings along with the trademark rhyming scheme of Dr. Seuss makes it a book that you simply can't rate less than 5. The warmth in your heart can site about the coldest of woods. View 1 comment. Oct 13, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: The perfect book. My nephew wanted to read this tonight. It's his favorite Christmas book. You can't beat it.


The art is so creative and distinctive. The movies just use his art right out of the book. I'm glad this is still as popular as ever. It has a wonderful message also. View all 4 comments. Dec 25, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: So lovely and positively brilliant.

Just inspiring!

My first book by Dr. Seuss, everyone! And now onto the movie!! Gosh I love Christmas.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

View all 28 comments. Sep 19, Vicki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Of course it is a five star rating. How could it be less. I can pretty much say it by heart when I read it at Christmas time. It is always brought out, just like the Night Before Christmas. Those reading always takes center stage in our Christmas traditions.

Once we read the book, we watch the original cartoon. View all 10 comments.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Well, what better time to rectify that than in December, eh? Though, of course, it ends happily and sappily with The Grinch learning a valuable lesson about the true meaning of Christmas.

His unique, imaginative, loopy, almost haunting in a weird way, visual style took me right back to my childhood.

The ending is very abrupt too — almost jarring — in how suddenly it wraps things up. And snow? An annoying seasonal inconvenience! The message in this book, attempting to take that joy away from kids, is an almost Grinch-like sentiment! Let kids be kids - let them enjoy the superficiality and the presents, and guilt them into charity, etc. View all 7 comments. Dec 14, Geo Kwnstantinou rated it really liked it. Dec 25, Tamara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Come on, you know the story.

In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. However, things dont go according to plan.Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.

Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. The North American Tour began in the fall of and has subsequently toured every fall since. Betsy Nightwood. Since the book was written, the word grinch has entered the popular lexicon as an informal noun, defined as a "killjoy" or a "spoilsport".

Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Helen Palmer Geisel died in The book's main characters have made appearances in other works.