How the Grinch Stole Christmas : Miracle for Grinch

Cover of How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Title : How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Author : Dr. Seuss

Illustrator : Dr. Seuss

Publisher : HarperCollins Children’s Books

Year of Publishing : 2010 (First published in 1957)

Age Suggestion : 5+

Type : Picture Storybook




I don’t know whether there’s a storybook that has stronger character than the storybooks made by Dr. Seuss. I just love it! It’s really a shame I don’t get to know him when I was little.


But, I bet children or adults know this one. All over the world! This one is already made into movie by Jim Carrey (and whom adults don’t know him?), Grinch. In the movie, Grinch is illustrated by a green beast, although we will never know what the real color of his body, because Dr. Seuss chose to draw them all in black and white.


Christmas in Who-ville of How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Grinch hates the noises the Whos make every Christmas, so he came with the wonderful awful idea!


Grinch hates Christmas! In the Who-ville, the Whos always get excited over Christmas, they will hang the mistletoe and stockings, and they will have a big feast, and in the end of the day, they will sing! And Grinch hate all that, especially the noises that they make!


So, Grinch has a wonderful idea. It is an awful idea. Grinch gets  a wonderful awful idea! He will steal Christmas from Who-ville people! Instead of Saint Nick (the name of Santa in Who-ville), the Whos will get the Grinch! So…




he loaded some bags

And some old empty sacks

On a ramshackle sleigh

And he hitched up old Max


Then the Grinch said, “Giddap!”

And the sleigh started down

Toward the homes where the Whos

Lay-a-snooze in their town



Grinch thought that how it will upset The Whos! But, he found out that Christmas is more than hanging Sockings and having a big feast. What did Grinch find? You gotta read by yourself if you’re curious!


The illustration in this book is especially interesting. Like I mentioned earlier, Dr. Seuss didn’t draw the characters in colorful way as he usually did. Instead, he did in Black and White drawings. And here it is the interesting one, he only put one more color, which is red! The special color of Christmas, as we all know. The Grinch even had a pair of red eyes. You’re gonna feel the Christmas feeling instantly.


(If you want to see the colorful side of Dr. Seuss, you can see some pictures in other review here: Oh Say Can You Say by Dr. Seuss)


And Dr. Seuss never left his habit, even in the rather long story like this Grinch, he still came with exciting songs and rhymes. How amazing!



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