In honor of the 50th-anniversary of the publication of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss, Random House has published two special editions of the classic children's Christmas picture book. The first (not pictured) is the Party Edition, which features a bright foil cover. The second, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: A Historical Retrospective, is for the dedicated Dr. Seuss fan.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: A Historical Retrospective not only features the complete original text and illustrations, it also features a 32-page commentary by Seuss scholar and collector Charles D. Cohen. Find out how Dr. Seuss's view of Christmas changed over time, how the Grinch evolved, and about the Grinch's dog, Max, and the inhabitants of Whoville. As an added treat, there are three additional offerings from Dr. Seuss: a poem "Perfect Present," a story "The Hoobub and the Grinch," and a painting and poem "A Prayer for a Child."
Children 4-8, as well as their families, will enjoy the story. Despite the best efforts of the Grinch, who hates Christmas and steals all the gifts and material trappings of Christmas in the whole town, the spirit of Christmas continues to shine brightly in the townspeople. This results in a wonderful change in the Grinch. Older children, teens, and adults will also be interested in the additional information, illustrations, and insight to be found in retrospective. Compare prices (Random House, 2007. ISBN: 9780375838477)