How the grinch stole christmas book review

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Book Review

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Book Review

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas

In Dr. As the Whos light their windows, hang their stockings, and trim their Christmas trees, the Grinch peers down his turned-up button-of-a-nose at the noise and happy festivities that Christmas brings. Then he hatches a plan. He can stop Christmas if he can figure a way to steal it. And what better way to steal it than to impersonate Santa? A thin, sour-puss-faced, red-eyed Santa.

The Grinch who stole Christmas has a reason for growing up to be so bitter. As a child, he was picked on for being green and having hair all over his body and a beard. Show me the child who would not pick on such a classmate and I will show you Baby Jesus. But if "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" had only worked on that angle some more, had drummed up a little more sympathy for the Grinch, maybe we wouldn't want to pick on him too. This is a movie that devotes enormous resources to the mistaken belief that children and their parents want to see a dank, eerie, weird movie about a sour creature who lives on top of a mountain of garbage, scares children, is mean to his dog, and steals everyone's Christmas presents.

This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to administer and improve your experience on our site, to help diagnose and troubleshoot potential server malfunctions, and to gather use and demographic information. See our cookie policy. Skip to Content. Get age-based picks. The Grinch steals the entire community's Christmas goodies, but the thief experiences a complete change of heart. He cruelly mistreats his dog at first. Parents need to know that the lovingly constructed rhymes teach the merit of making reparations for misdeeds, and question the commercialization of Christmas.

The timeless Christmas classic from the iconic Dr. Read this favourite story of joy, love and acceptance anytime, anywhere!
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Buy How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Share on:. Dr Seuss books are full of strange and wonderful creatures, drawn in his inimitable style and named thus. Cat in the Hat , Fox in Socks and Yertle the Turtle are all up there in the front or back benches of the children's Hall of Fame and Grinch is another of the Seussian amazing beasts worth knowing. I have to say I was rather reluctant at the first sight of the book: I had a vague memory of a long, boring and a rather terrible movie I was made to half-watch on the television during one family visit. Part of the "yellow back" Seuss series, designed for fluent readers, but also eminently suitable for reading aloud to younger children, Grinch has all the Seuss signature features: illustrations for which the word quirky must have been invented and the wonderful, energetic, confident, anarchic rhyme.

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1 thoughts on “Children's Book Reviews -How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

  1. In the spirit of whimsy, my small gift to you, I have wrapped up my thoughts in a Seuss-like review.

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