Review: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Book Review
4+ 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 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… 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 now!

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13 thoughts on “Review: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    BrizzleLass said:
    May 24, 2017 at 3:34 PM

    I absolutely love this BUT I didn’t read this or any Dr Seuss book until I was 21! We never had them growing up they weren’t a big thing in the UK like they are now back in the 80’s. I moved into a shared house when I was 21 and one of my housemates had the whole set of Dr Seuss which I borrowed and laughed my way through! I just bought them for my Niece so she learns young what fun they are!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 24, 2017 at 3:37 PM

      Oh, sad at first but glad at last! OK, I won’t do anymore Dr. Seuss rhymes. 😛 I’m just glad you got to read them eventually.

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    I find myself reading this and The Polar Express every Christian!

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    Argh! That was supposed to be Christmas.😒

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    mistysbookspace said:
    May 26, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    I’ve never read the book but I have watched the

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    foodinbooks said:
    June 20, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    HAHAHAHA! We have so many books in common. This is a favorite, and I read it and watch the TV show every year at Christmas. Perhaps we should do a book/food collaboration post.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 20, 2017 at 12:10 PM

      We do! Dr. Seuss has some fantastical stories. A collaboration post sounds like a lot of fun!

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