Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Lost Christmas! is a fun sequel to a classic

How The Grinch Lost Christmas by Alastair Heim and Aristides Ruiz. Image Courtesy of Random House Books for Young Readers.
How The Grinch Lost Christmas by Alastair Heim and Aristides Ruiz. Image Courtesy of Random House Books for Young Readers. /

The Grinch is a quintessential figure for Christmas almost as much as Santa. That’s why I knew I had to feature the book’s new sequel: Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Lost Christmas!

While Christmas is still a few months away, I’m sure it’ll be creeping up before we know it and we’ll all be watching the Grinch movie.

Some might forget about the original How The Grinch Stole Christmas which was published back in 1957 and now, we’re getting a sequel to the beloved tale featuring one of our favorite Seuss characters.

Whether you’re young or old, you’ll all want to gather around to read this fun and surprisingly sweet sequel.

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Lost Christmas is an adorable Christmas read.

Let me start off by saying that I normally don’t read many children’s books but as someone who is now an aunt, it’s my duty to read them. If my nephew stays over, he usually wants a minimum of 2-4 books read to him before bed. Due to that, I knew I had to review this one for Culturess.

While a departure from the first book, How The Grinch Lost Christmas is about the Grinch as he’s getting ready to celebrate Christmas the following year. The good thing is that the Whos are hosting a Christmas tree decorating competition and the Grinch is ready to have the biggest, brightest, and best tree of all.

At first, it seems like his mission is going to be successful until he gets second place instead of first. Immediately, he’s ready to throw in the towel and hate Christmas again. However, he gets an important lesson from someone very special and realizes that it’s more about love and family rather than winning a competition.

For kids, it’s a great lesson to carry on from the previous story, and for adults, it’s a refreshing and fun one to read around Christmas time. As you might imagine, the drawings and writing are incredibly fun and whimsical. I think that if you have a little one in your life, this one is going to be another classic although nothing will top the original.

Let’s just hope they end up making a cartoon version of this one as I think it would lend itself well to animation. If not, it’s still an adorable and quick read if you’re looking for something to add to a stocking or just want to get ahead on your Christmas shopping.

How The Grinch Lost Christmas! is out now wherever books are sold. 

Will you be picking up a copy of How The Grinch Lost Christmas? Let us know in the comments.

dark. Next. 11 non-romance books being released in September 2023