How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Forget the movies.  Read the book.  Dr. Seuss’s story is a classic for good reason. Humourous and naughty, the Grinch learns about love, but there’s another more suprising theme:  forgiveness.  Who gets to carve the beast at the end?  Who gets the place of honor?  Those Whos down in Whoville show us all what true forgiveness looks like.

If you can’t stay away from the movies, use one as a tool for comparison. The Venn Diagram is perfect for noting differences and similarities.  Try and find similarities of theme or characters among more of Dr. Seuss’s books.  This is also a great story for mapping the characters, setting, problem and solution.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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2 Responses to How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  1. Suzanne says:

    Love this book! We read it and re-read it several times this Christmas. It brings some interesting questions out of a 5 year old!

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