How The Grinch Stole Christmas

One of the most beloved children’s Christmas stories is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss.  It has been a child favorite ever since it was written in 1957.

I read the book aloud to my preschool class today.  When fellow blogger and friend Robbie Cheadle heard me read aloud The Poet’s Dog over a number of blog posts this fall, she asked me to read this book aloud, as it is her favorite. Thank you, Robbie.  Merry Christmas!

About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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71 Responses to How The Grinch Stole Christmas

  1. Darlene says:

    So glad Robbie encouraged you to read this book. Such a great story.

  2. beetleypete says:

    Great to see, Jennie. I have never read that book, and now you have read it to me. Wonderful!
    Best wishes, Pete. 🙂

  3. Dan Antion says:

    Thank you for this, Jennie. I can’t listen right now but I will later. It was always one of our daughter’s stories and it was one that she eventually read to us.

  4. GP Cox says:

    Reading it and hearing it read are a big difference. Thank you for posting this, Jennie.

  5. I enjoyed hearing your reading of The Grinch. I hadn’t heard it in a long time. I got a kick out of the kid that was trying so hard not give away a spoiler–but he knew happened next so he really wanted to!!

  6. willedare says:

    I agree with Liz. A wonderful reading with enthusiastic audience participation/interaction!! Thank you for this holiday gift to all of us.

  7. quiall says:

    I love this story and it’s message.

  8. Ritu says:

    I do love this story!

  9. Great cooperation, Jennie and Robbie! Love it! Thank you for reading this interesting book aloud. Michael

  10. Annika Perry says:

    Ahh … just loved listening to you read this, Jennie! The comments from the children are terrific and have me smiling!

  11. When we got to my favorite part/page – 2-page spread of the Whos in Whoville singing on Christmas Day – Ahhhh. I’d be one of the kiddos saying ‘that’s me!’
    Thank you Jennie for storytime…I needed that.

  12. Loved the children. Super reading, Jennie. I loved your expression at “horrible idea.”

    • Jennie says:

      I knew this had to be read to an audience of children. That makes a classic Christmas story real. Thank you, John. I’ll have to go back and see my expression at “horrible idea”, but I certainly remember reading it with passion.

  13. This was awesome! I loved the kid who knew the story but didn’t want to spoil it for everyone else!

  14. Cheers for the “Good Doctor” and for you too, Jennie! Oh the wonderful lessons we learn and recall each year through the magic of Seuss’s story. ❤ Merry Christmas to all!

    • Jennie says:

      Cheers, indeed! He was a master. Back in the 50’s when his books first came out, some progressive schools adopted them as early readers instead of the Dick and Jane books that we grew up with. As a teacher, I now know I would have thrived learning to read with Dr. Seuss books. Instead, I struggled with the Dick and Jane books. He was ahead of his time.

      How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a traditional favorite, year after year. It has withstood the test of time. Thank you, Bette. Merry Christmas to you! 🎄

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  16. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, thank you! This is wonderful!

  17. petespringerauthor says:

    A classic children’s book. I’m not much of a fan of Dr. Seuss’s books, but the kids like this one.

  18. Jennie, this is such a fantastic reading of my favourite children’s book for Christmas. I loved the input from the children, it made it very special. Thank you so much for reading this for us all.

  19. Opher says:

    I so love Dr Suess! A great book. I bet your kids loved it!

  20. I always loved Dr. Suess. This one is particularly fun I think. The repetition of words helps them learn the words and their contexts as well. Whoo hooo for Dr. Suess! At school we used to have Dr. Suess day and volunteers would come dressed with the hats and costumes and read to the children. And then at some point we would help the children make their own hats too! Oh how they always loved those days!

    • Jennie says:

      We have Dr. Seuss day in February, on his birthday. The rhyming is excellent for learning words, sounds, and how to read. The Grinch is really a Christmas favorite with children. Merry Christmas to you, Anne! 🎄

  21. srbottch says:

    Wonderful! And we all got to share Robbie’s gift. Thanks, Jennie!

  22. Oh this was so wonderful. Thank you for letting us into your class room. I loved your reading and the children’s interactions . So much fun. You are a great teacher. What a great story, it is the first time I have ever heard it.

    Thank you so much. Loved this.

  23. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful! Wishing you a beautiful and joyous holiday season Jennie ❤

  24. abbiosbiston says:

    My little boy loves The Jolly Christmas Postman.

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