Sunday, July 29, 2012

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - By Dr. Seuss

One of the best Christmas books for kids is Dr. Seuss's "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" -- hands down, a tale full of everything that makes Seuss a timeless treasure. One of the go-to books for the holiday season, stories of the Grinch and his treacherous plans to thwart Christmas are available in multiple languages, encouraging children from all cultures to discover and love Seuss books. This is a book that sticks with someone through their entire lives, bridging the gap between generations as a story that parents can pass on as a beloved favorite to their own offspring.

What's so special about "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!"?

The act of some spiteful creature impersonating Santa Claus is an old story. It's been done, but never quite like Dr. Seuss did it. The Grinch is a mean, green beast of a thing who despises the seasonal holidays; all because the Whos down in Whoville have fun opening their presents and preparing for the big day.

Christmas is a big deal in that little town, and big deals can get pretty loud -- which means annoying for The Grinch. Told in rhyme, The Grinch dresses up like Santa to frolic down from his mountain in the middle of the night and steal all of the Christmas goodies from each Who's house. "He took the Who's feast! He took the Who pudding! He took the roast beast!"

In the end, The Grinch takes everything from the Whos -- all the things about Christmas that he thinks will ruin the holiday for them. As the sun rises, the Whos start singing and The Grinch realizes, "Christmas came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags!" His heart fills with an emotion he never knew he had, growing "three sizes that day!" The ending is meant for warm, fuzzy feelings as The Grinch joins all the Whos in Whoville for their Christmas feast -- "And he, he himself, The Grinch...carved the Roast Beast!"

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