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How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - Dr. Seuss

November 28, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

Classic Seuss tale with light enhancements for a holiday must-read!

A classic Seuss tale for the holidays that captures all the charm of the original with the light enhancements found in all OM Books from Oceanhouse Media. Starring the famous Grinch (with his heart that is possibly two sizes too small) and the indefatigable Whos from Whoville. This tale is delightful in digital with great sound effects, snow falling and educational touches. Tap any image to hear and see the words. For the holiday season, this is not the most highly produced app but still a timeless story that will enchant children & parents.

Updated 11/29/2012 (initiatial publication date: 11/22/2011) - New features include recordable narration and page guide as well as  settings to turn off sound effects, interactivity and hints.

This app is part of a special post for Winter Holiday Books in our blog, The Digital Media Diet. This is one of our many seasonal & recommended reading lists. Publication Date: Winter 2011

All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.


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How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - Dr. Seuss

November 28, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

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Dr. Seuss

Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Length (time):
16 - 20 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 9

English •

Length (pages):
74 Pages


Story Synopsis - How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - Dr. Seuss

From Wikipedia:

The Grinch, a bitter, grouchy, cave-dwelling creature with a heart "two sizes too small", lives on snowy Mount Crumpit, a steep, 3,000-foot (910 m) high mountain just north of Whoville, home of the merry and warm-hearted Whos. His only companion is his faithfuldog, Max. From his perch high atop Mount Crumpit, the Grinch can hear the noisy Christmas festivities that take place in Whoville. Annoyed and unable to understand the Whos' happiness, he makes plans to descend on the town and deprive them of their Christmas presents, Roast Beast, Who-hash and decorations and thus "prevent Christmas from coming." However, he learns in the end that despite his success in taking away all the Christmas presents and decorations from the Whos, Christmas comes just the same. He then realizes that Christmas is more than just gifts and presents. Touched by this, his heart grows three sizes larger; he returns all the presents and trimmings and is warmly welcomed into the community of the Whos.



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Orientation: Landscape & Portrait

Format: Universal


Read to Me, Read Myself, Auto-Play, Record, Page Guide, Sound Effects/Interactivity/Hints/News On/Off, Links to: AppStore, Email, Web, Facebook, Twitter

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Size: 36.72 MB

Version: 1.08.2

Lite Version Available: No



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