Dec 3rd: Abie Longstaff chooses How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

The Story: Unlike the rest of the town, the mean old Grinch doesn’t like Christmas. He thinks it’s just about giving presents and eating feasts. So he sets about stealing all the gifts and food…but he soon realises that, for the Whos in Whoville, Christmas is really about sharing and friendship and love.

Why is this your favourite Christmas book?

I love this book. The rhyme is completely addictive. As of around 1st December it sneaks into my brain like an earworm and I find I’m unable to stop myself chanting ‘Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot…’ I’ve always been a big Seuss fan. I love the silliness of his illustrations, the musicality of his words and the crazy humour he extracts from every situation. The book has a lovely message about sharing and positivity…plus who can resist a dog in a reindeer costume?

Can you describe a favourite illustration or give a favourite quote from the story and tell us why you chose it?

Being a soppy kind of person, I love the scene where the Grinch has a change of heart and comes racing down the snowy mountain with his sleigh to join in the celebrations. He’s standing on top of the huge pile of presents, blowing a trumpet, and Max, his dog (still dressed as a reindeer) is proudly pushing the sleigh down the hill.

Author / Illustrator: Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr Seuss)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Gift Edition (Dr. Seuss)

by Dr Seuss [HarperCollins Children's Books]
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Wie der Grinch Weihnachten gestohlen hat.

by Dr. Seuss [Piper]
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Comment le Grinch a volé Noël: The French Edition of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

by Dr. Seuss [Ulysses Press]
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About Abie

Able Longstaff - Story SnugAbie Longstaff is the author of the bestselling Fairytale Hairdresser series which follows the adventures of Kittie Lacey, stylist to the Big Bad Wolf, Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy, and all of Fairyland. The first book in her new chapter book series, The Magic Potions Shop, (also illustrated by Lauren Beard) is available now.

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Abie’s Books:

The latest story in The Fairytale Hairdresser series is the Sugar Plum Fairy. Can Kittie Lacey save the Land of Sweets from the evil Mouse King and Queen? Can she find the missing prince? Of course she can!


by Abie Longstaff [Picture Corgi]
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by Abie Longstaff [Red Fox]
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The Magic Potions Shop: The River Horse

by abie longstaff [Childrens]
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Which book is on your Christmas wishlist this year?

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell (I have heard such good things about it!)

The Wolf Wilder

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Story Snug’s 2015 Advent Calendar on Pinterest

One thought on “Dec 3rd: Abie Longstaff chooses How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

  1. Thank you for joining us on Story Snug’s Advent Calendar Abie. Although we have lots of Dr. Seuss books here at home I have never read How The Grinch Stole Christmas! I think that I should definitely remedy that!

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