Trailer ß How the Grinch Stole Christmas! PDF by ½ Dr. Seuss grands love this story Have read it many times.
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 Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lotBut the Grinch who lived just North of Whoville did not The Grinch hated Christmas The whole Christmas season Now, please don t ask why No one quite knows the reason.
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 allMay 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 catJust 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 Christmasto each other.
Slowly and stealthily and yes, sometimes not so STEALTHILY starts taking away candies, sweets, gifts and the decorations 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 kindle about the coldest of woods.
Book Review4 stars to How the Grinch Stole Christmas , a children s picture book, written in 1957 by Dr Seuss I adored this favorite as a child, and I still watch the cartoon ever year at Christmas I ve also seen the Jim Carrey movie and will watch that one, too It s such a wonderful take of love and revengeMost 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 but when he sees the heartache he causes on all the children who no longer have presents under the tree because he stole them , his heart grows bigger and he returns everything ten fold.
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 it s May and all I can think about is watching it right nowAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators.
5 The Grinch sAll the windows were darkNo one knew he was hereAll the Who s were all dreamingSweet dreams without care Obviously How the Grinch Stole Christmasis a 5 star rating I mean come on it deserves NOTHING less Seeing as how it is a positively brilliant classic I know it s a children s picture book, that was written back in 1957 by the one and only Dr Seuss but this book is everything It feels as though I have always known about The Grinch, it has always been a HUGE part of my childhood every Christmas Oh, how I LOVED this book as a child and really I still do 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 muchfun when reading aloud with kids I have seen the 1966 animated television special so many times, it was a once a year celebrationThen the Grinch thought of something he hadn t before What if Christmas, he thought, doesn t come from a store What if Christmasperhapsmeans a little bit I was over the moon excited when I learned of the Jim Carrey movie that was to come out back in 2000 It is a favorite of mine and it always will be I watch it every Christmas too I have to admit, I too cannot stand Christmas music lol So lovely and positively brilliant Just inspiring My first book by Dr Seuss, everyone
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.
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 sometimes we even watch the movie The Grinch to top off the perfectly Grinchy evening.
All the windows were darkNo one knew he was hereAll the Who s were all dreamingSweet dreams without care I ve always been aware of The Grinch for as long as I can remember but I ve never actually read Dr Seuss s classic, How The Grinch Stole Christmas Well, what better time to rectify that than in December, eh I m glad I now finally have but I found it a bit underwhelming.
You probably know the story already but for those who don t a grumpy monster called The Grinch decides to steal all the presents and trimmings out of the homes in Whoville on Christmas eve in an attempt to ruin his most hated holiday Though, of course, it ends happily and sappily with The Grinch learning a valuable lesson about the true meaning of Christmas.
I loved seeing Dr Seuss s art again His unique, imaginative, loopy, almost haunting in a weird way, visual style took me right back to my childhood The Grinch is a great character too, from his name to his design, and a wonderful addition to Christmas as a whole I can t argue with his appeal and cultural impact.
But this book doesn t have Dr Seuss s best rhymes He rhymes noise with noise , feast with feast , sing with sing , and so on unlike his other books, the couplets aren t very clever or imaginative The ending is very abrupt too almost jarring in how suddenly it wraps things up.
My biggest criticism though is telling kids that Christmas isn t about material presents but about somethingsubstantial, meaningful and profound like community, friends and family A laudable sentiment from an adult s perspective, and understandable coming from a childless man like Dr Seuss was except, for kids, Christmas IS about material presents that s the whole point That goes away when you grow up nowadays for me, I look forward to the break from work, sleeping in, the food, the drink I couldn t give a fig for the presents And snow Bah An annoying seasonal inconvenience but I remember how excited I got about opening the presents on Christmas Day and playing in the snow when I were a whippersnapper 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 after they ve grown up and lost interest in that aspect of Christmas.
I ll probably be accused of being too Grinch y myself in being in any way critical of this beloved children s classic, and it s a fine story if a bit too plain and unremarkable, but How The Grinch Stole Christmas definitely isn t among Dr Seuss s best books A good side effect of reading this book though was reminding me of Aimee Mann and Grant Lee Phillips immensely catchy cover of You re A Mean One, Mr Grinch which I highly recommend listening to and which I quoted from at the top of the review.
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 ForYears, 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 AllLooking 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