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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
by Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Theme of Community

Let's step away from all this preoccupation with the Grinch for a moment and take a look at the delightful denizens of Who-ville that he so loathes. What is the most distinguishable feature of the Whos? Is it that silly hair? The fact that they're drawn to look very small (but with rather large heads)? Is it the fact that Cindy-Lou Who makes us all wonder whether or not each one has a name that rhymes with Who (which is something we wouldn't put past Dr. Seuss)? Nah. The citizens of Who-ville are remarkable in how they operate as a group. In adversity and in celebration, they come together and emerge stronger than the solitary, evil, scheming Grinch. In the age-old battle of good vs. evil, the Whos definitely have numbers (and the accompanying moral support) on their side. It's no wonder How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has the ending it does.

Questions and Answers

Questions the little ones might ask and how you might respond

Q: Who-ville! Can we go there?
A: Yes.

Q: Do the Whos sing the same Christmas carols as us during the holidays?
A: I'd like to think so. Let's sing one now. Ready? I'm dreaming of a white Christmas…

Q: How come no one's sad about getting all their things taken away?
A: Because they know that those things aren't what matters. So no presents for you this year!

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