How The Grinch Stole Christmas
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date:
- 28 October 2010
- Picture Books
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Jake's Review: It's the Grinch what else do you need to know. Even Brian will read this, so it has to be good. I like watching the cartoon because it is even more fun than the book. I haven't seen the movie with real people playing the characters as mom won't allow it in the house. She says its a "travesty". The grinch is really mean at first, but than becomes nice. I love Max the dog because he is so cute and funny. I like reading the words to because they rhyme and are silly.Jake's Rating: 10/10Mom's Review: One of the best children's books every written and quite frankly it is impossible to put into words the total brilliance of this book. My Dad used to read this book to me all the time so each time I see it I am reminded of him. He was brilliant at voices and read it to us in a voice very close to Boris Karloff's. The story is funny and the moral so cleverly done that your children will get the point without feeling like they are being preached too. Like Jake I love the movie even more because it brought the story to life. I too love Max as he is the heart and soul of the cartoon. Still the book is a classic on its own and should be owned by everybody - whether you have kids or not. And by the way that live action movie is a travesty and will NEVER be let into this house - so deal with it Jake.Mom's Rating: 100/10 - CLASSIC!!!!
This book is a good example of a fantasy story because there is no such thing as "Whos" or a grinch. And these make believe people talk too. This book is also done in rhymes.This story is about the Grinch that lives on a mountain overlooking Whoville and he has a heart two sizes too small who hates Christmas so he steals all the presents from the Whos. He then learns what Christmas is really about and his heart grows three sizes and he returns the presents to the whos.Age Appropriateness: primaryMedia: paint and paper
In the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas we learn about the Grinch who lives in Whoville who doesn't like Christmas at all. He hates that the people town in the village enjoy their Christmas morning so much so he comes up with a plan to stop the Who's. He goes into the town on Christmas eve and steals everyone's decorations, trees and gifts!! He runs into a little girl that night who asks the Grinch dressed as Santa clause why he is taking her things. He tricks little Cindy and she goes back to bed. The next day the Grinch awakes to see that the people in whoville still get together and sing on Christmas morning evening with everything being taken from their homes! finally the Grinch understands that Christmas isn't about the gifts and the parties but about the love to one another and the importance of family. A great holiday classic.
This is about an outcast who hates Christmas. Thinking that the gifts and decorations are what make Christmas, he plots to steal them all from the residents or Whoville. When this fails to dampen the spirits of the Whos, he learns the true meaning of Christmas.
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