Movie # 9 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas The villain, the victims, the innocent, and the power of group belief joining together to keep the spirit of Christmas.
A sweet moral slipped in amidst the zany pictures, and rascally activities that has had kids, parents, and grandparents reading since 1957, “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” ~ Dr. Seuss. Watch the movie, get the book for your kids or grands. Or vice versa.
Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, aka Theo LeSieg had quite a career. Children’s book author, writer, traveler, advertising and political cartoonist, he was one of the first children’s authors I took an interest in on a personal level. The Cat in the Hat started more ‘reluctant’ readers in my kindergarten and first grade classes than any other book. It contained Geisel’s humor and characters in collaboration with Hougton Mifflin’s education department’s word list for young readers. Kids loved it then and still do now. Thank you, Dr. Seuss.