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The timeless Christmas classic from the iconic Dr. Seuss! Read this favourite story of joy, love and acceptance anytime, anywhere!
"The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason..."
With a heart two sizes too small, the Grinch is the meanest creature you'll ever meet. He hates Christmas and the whole festive season. But when he hatches a dastardly plot to steal Christmas, he's in for a big surprise!
With hilarious rhymes and beautiful illustrations, this classic seasonal story has become a favourite for good reason and teaches readers the true meaning of Christmas.

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22nd January '15
Read to a child aged 3
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
I read this to my daughter for her bedtime story. It bought back so many memories, I loved Dr.Seuss books when I was younger. My daughter loved all the actions I did, and said the grinch is naughty for taking all the present and was happy that he gave them all back. This is a classic children's book, one that every child should have read to them or read themselves.
4th December '18
I read it to Hingham aged 4 to 7
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
A timeless classic. The story of the grinch is known by many. The story had mms rhymes and whit. The story itself contains a great moral message. This book will help anyone feel warm and cosy at Christmas time. 
28th November '18
I read it to LeoCam aged 4 aged 4
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
Leo loves the Jim Carey movieoc the Grinch. He absolutely loved the rhyming in the book and he loved the pictures. A fun book to read as he isn’t mean after all. He loves Christmas 
10th December '17
George.b read it themselves aged 3 aged 3
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
Written from my 3 year old sons perspective:

I love this book, it is one of my favourite books. Me and mummy read it every night before I go to bed.
I like the cover and picture on the front, it is bright and green! I like the rhyming words in it and it sounds a bit like a song!
I like all the story but the Grinch is a bit scary because he is so naughty and mean, in the end of the book he does give all the things back and he is nice then! 

It makes me laugh that he calls his head his puzzler! I think that is funny! It is nice that the whos have Christmas even though they have no presents. It does make me a bit sad that the Grinch steals all the presents and food - he even did taked the christmas tree! It makes me happy at the end that he has friends and he eats the roast beast!

I would like to read more dr suess I like the look of cat in the hat! I like the grinch so much I did take it into school and let my teacher read it to my class! My little sister is a bit scared of the grinch so mummy doesn't read it to her!!
9th March '19
I read it to Elliotb aged 4 aged 4
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
Another simply wonderful Dr Seuss book. Imaginative, ingenious and kept my son Elliot's interest throughout. 
29th November '18
I read it to Amelie aged 6 aged 6
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
This is the first time we have read this classic Christmas story, although we are lovers of Dr Seuss books.

We really enjoyed this heartwarming tale about the feelings behind Christmas, with a lovely moral ending.  With so much focus on stuff at Christmas its great to focus the kids minds on to the other aspects of Christmas and this book is perfect for that...accompanied by his great illustrations.

I think this will be read many more times over the coming weeks!
26th October '16
Jemt read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
This is one of my son's favourite books he loves the rhyming text and all the things that the Grinch gets up to.  His favourite bit is when the Grinch has stolen all of the presents.  A brilliant book not just at christmas.
5th July '17
I read it to seany aged 8 aged 8 , to busterboy aged 5 aged 5 & to Tinkerbell aged 8 aged 8
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
Sitting on my shelf is well thumbed book. I have had it since a child and even to this day pick it up once in a while and read its contents. What is this tome? A slice of classic children’s literature that taught me all about the absurd and that words could be played with. This was not ‘‘Wind in the Willows’’ or ‘Swiss Family Robinson’’, my classic is a Dr Seuss Omnibus that contained four of his books.

‘‘Dr. Seuss: A Classic Treasury’’ is another such collection, but whist my grouping had some curveballs, this one contains some well-known classics; ‘‘The Cat in the Hat’’,
‘‘The Cat in the Hat Comes Back’’, ‘‘Green Eggs and Ham’’, ‘‘Fox in Socks’’ and ‘‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’’. A couple of these books are so well known they have been turned into feature films, whilst one of them has a character called Sam-I-Am and that is enough to get me excited.

For any fan of Dr Seuss they will be aware of ‘‘The Cat in the Hat’’ and ‘‘The Grinch’’; both of their most famous outings are featured in this book. The two Cat books highlight Seuss’ sense of mischief as the feline gets up to all types of naughtiness when pretending to be helpful. As for The Grinch, his Christmas tale is well loved in America and worth reading here too as it has a strong ‘‘A Christmas Carol’’ style moral centre.

Whilst three of the stories use Seuss nonsense rhymes to tell a story, the other two are my favourites as they concentrate almost solely on his wordplay. Both ‘‘Fox’’ and ‘‘Green Eggs’’ are almost riddles as they build up the rhyme so that you are soon tripping over your words. A great game to play when it is time for reading to your child is to give the book to your partner to read and watch them squirm. Whilst some authors write tricky rhymes, Seuss takes them to the next level and makes them almost impossible. To the right type of impish child this is a delight as they really see what fun can be had with silly words.

Why should you pick up ‘‘Dr. Seuss: A Classic Treasury’’? The books are brilliant teaching tools for emerging readers who want a challenge. I know I gained a lot from working my way through some of the tricky stories. What makes them work is Seuss’ sense of the absurd. The classic images are here that fans love – who does not want to read about a fox wearing socks whilst standing on clocks, and then seeing it all on paper? Perhaps you will buy this book for a son or daughter and they will treasure it as much as I do the copy given to me decades ago?
18th November '18
I read it to Hunter aged 1 aged 1
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
I read this for the first time with my 18 month old. I loved the story and the cadence of the writing - there's a reason this is considered to be a classic; my son just loves the illustrations! There is enough detail to keep him pointing and rolling through his currently limited vocabulary. I already have plans to read this after setting up the Christmas tree and throwing some Buble on the stereo. I just hope my son continues to enjoy it and its wholesome message as he grows.
5th December '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 5 aged 5
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
This book is great and we read it many times during the Christmas period. It's about the Grinch who hates Christmas and tries to stop it from happening in WhoVille. It's a great story and one my little boys favourite Christmas book. 
27th December '16
I read it to CCR06 aged 10 aged 10 , to LCR08 aged 8 aged 8 & to GCR13 aged 3 aged 3
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
My children love this book. They like to pretend to be the Grinch and act out his part. They also think that he looks funny and like he is always up to no good! 
They like that it ends with everyone, including the Grinch, enjoying Christmas regardless of having no food, decorations or presents. I like the message that it imparts especially as, even with the best will in the world, children sometimes forget the real message of Christmas for us which is being with family and loved ones. 
1st December '18
I read it to Eloise aged 6 aged 6 & to Harvey2017 aged 1 aged 1
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
One of my all time favourite children's books. Dr Seuss has a whimsical way of writing tales that you will remember forever. The Grinch is well known by everyone on planet Earth from it's movie adaptations, but there is something about reading the book in his rhyming tone that makes it all the more special. We will continue reading up to Christmas.
20th November '18
I read it to Mars02 aged 6 aged 6
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
We love this story. A must for every Christmas book collection. It's a fun and heartwarming story. The illustrations are fab and let us see the Grinch in all his glory.
25th November '18
Daisy Sparkles read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
Becky (age 6) read this book before breakfast as she didn’t want to put it down.  She says:  ‘This book is about a nasty, green, old, crickly, hairy, mean grinch who tries to steel Christmas!  I think this book is suitable for kids who are age 5-10 and over.  
In this book there are lots of rhymes.
I liked this book because in the end the grinch didn’t actually steel Christmas.  He gave Christmas back.’
9th January '19
I read it to Pre-schoolA aged 2 to 4
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic Christmas book and one that everyone seems to have heard of but I'd never read (or watched the film) and so when I read this with the children it was as new a story to me as it was to them. The children were excited to start reading this book after some of them had heard of the new film which added to their interest. We read this book in small groups and the children really enjoyed listening and seeing the mischievous grinch trying to ruin Christmas, some of them thought it was funny seeing the grinch trying to steal Christmas and others were concerned as it would ruin Christmas for all the who's. We liked how it was a rhyming story and how it was funny and entertaining to read as even though I wondered if the children would listen for that long with only small pictures they really surprised me and were fascinated listening to the story throughout. We even had children passing joining onto our group wanting to listen which is a good sign! The characters in the book are brilliant and although the grinch is a troublesome creature having the contrast of Cindy Lou was very nice and the children all were that bit more interested when they first saw Cindy Lou as I think they liked seeing a young child like them being able to help save Christmas. The illustrations in the book are what I'd say are very typical of Dr Seuss and as previously mentioned I wasn't sure what the children would think but they were fascinated by them so the fact that they were all black, red and white didn't impact their viewing of the story which was lovely and they might not be full of colour like most children's books but they just worked. They thought the details like the dog as a reindeer was funny and seeing the grinch trying to fit things up the chimney! The end of the book and seeing how he grinch has changed and that who ville still had a great Christmas without all the materialistic things is a lovely message in the story and gave us a chance to talk about what Christmas is really about, some children still thought it was about presents but lots of them thought about it and can understand that it's more about family which is lovely. It is a lovely feel good Christmas book that we all enjoyed reading with a great meaning of Christmas, the perfect message to share with young children!
17th March '19
I read it myself (an adult) & to eric_ aged 5 aged 5
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 9780007365548
5 stars
I need to confess this is the first time I'm reading this book and the first time for my son as well. I had only seen the movie and I always thought it would be a sad story for Christmas... But my son asked to read it and actually the book is very nice and I'm very happy we read it together! The story shows how Grinch doesn't like Christmas at all, and tries to end Christmas, but he sees that it's not just about the toys, the food and decoration, but mainly about people getting together and enjoying it together. This makes even Grinch end up understanding it and getting into the Christmas spirit. 
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Dr. Seuss is a world-renowned author, poet and illustrator. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, he wrote 46 children’s books, which have sold over 600 million copies worldwide and been translated into more than 20 languages.

He studied at Dartmouth College in the USA, before going to Oxford University, where he dropped out...

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