December 29, 2015

Merry Grinch-mas: Review of New Boxed Set

Hey everyone! I know it's a bit past Christmas, but I still wanted to share this adorable new boxed set of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Read on for more information and my review of the set!

Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes with Random House Children’s Books
New Boxed Set with Good Deed Journal!

The holiday season—brimming with letters to Santa and gift wishlists—is the best time to reinforce the value of compassion, and to teach our children to be kind, thoughtful and generous.  Since 1957, Dr. Seuss's beloved classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has been a reference point for just that. Now, for the first time ever, the book will come with a 14-inch, plush Grinch, and 32-page GOOD DEED JOURNAL in a sturdy boxed set. 

The First-Ever Good Deed Journal and Grinch Plush!
Children of all ages can read the iconic story while they cuddle with the iconic character whose heart grows three sizes when he learns the true meaning of Christmas.  And with room to record the details of 25 good deeds, the 32-page paperback GOOD DEED JOURNAL is the perfect way to encourage children to grow their own hearts by helping others—and a keepsake in the making! This special new boxed set is available in stores and retails at $32.99.

Nationwide Costume Tour!
The Grinch-mas celebration continues with the robust return of the Costume & Storytime Tour. This year, 58 different venues across the country are participating! The complete list of locations and times can be found at

Author: Dr. Seuss
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780553524451 
This deluxe slipcased edition of the beloved Seuss holiday classic will be at the top of everyone's Christmas gift list this year. Featuring a green cloth-bound slip-case with gold foil details, plus a bookplate for personalizing, it is sure to become a cherished family keepsake.

As generations of Seuss fans can attest, no holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville. This heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts has become--like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling--a mainstay of holiday traditions, and this handsome edition of the Grinch's transformation makes the perfect gift for young and old alike!
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas was originally written in 1957 and has since become a Christmas classic for kids and adults of all ages. The book is a children's book and is relatively short with pictures on each page. The illustrations themselves are done in black, white, and red and appear to be drawn with pencil or ink. They aren't overly detailed or brightly colored, but they are interesting to look at because the characters of the Grinch and the Whos, as well as their village are so fantastically different from anything in the real world.

The story itself is written in prose, with several poem qualities. The rhyme scheme used definitely appeals to the reader (or listener) as the endings of each line couplet rhyme to give it a sing-song rhythm. Smaller children who are listening to the story being read to them will like this rhyming and it will keep their attention. Another interesting thing to note about the writing is the use of completely nonsensical and made up words. Dr. Seuss is a master of this kind of language and is famous for using it in his books. The words he invented for the story are unusual and are sure to stick in the minds of the readers. The plot is a fun one, but also has a great moral to it as well. The story is teaching children that the true meaning of Christmas doesn't come from gifts or things that are bought, but from love and being together. The new set has added a Good Deed Journal, which is a perfect fit for the message of the story and will help children learn all about what good deeds are and how to perform them. The kids (or parents) can keep track of the good deeds being done in the journal - this is great to show the progress being made over a set time period - or several other activities that one can come up with. Add in the soft and adorable Grinch plush toy - and you have the perfect gift for kids of all ages (including those readers who are young at heart) and/or fans of the Grinch and his timeless tale. Overall, this is a Christmas classic that readers of all ages will enjoy. It's a true classic that never gets old and one that will be appreciated for years to come.
THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL is one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages, and have sold hundreds of millions of copies. 

* A HUGE thank you to the wonderful people at Random House Children's Books for sending me a copy of the set for review! * 

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