Friday, December 7, 2018

Review - I'm the Grinch

I'm the Grinch (Illumination's The Grinch)
by Dennis R. Shealy
Date: 2018
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 16
Format: e-book
Source: library

Grow your heart three sizes with Illumination presents Dr. Seuss' The Grinch--in theaters November 9, 2018!

From Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures, Illumination presents Dr. Seuss' The Grinch is based on the Dr. Seuss classic about a grumpy Grinch who tries to steal Christmas! Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love to learn all about what makes the Grinch so grinchy during Christmas in this full-color storybook that features a glitter cover, Christmas cards, and stickers!

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I'm really not sure what the point of this book is, other than to make more money as a movie tie-in. While the illustrations (taken directly from the new movie, I'm assuming) are lovely, there's no story here. It's just 16 pages of the Grinch introducing himself and telling the reader all the things about Christmas he doesn't like.

I'd stick with the original rhyming picture book to introduce kids to this character.

Premise: 2/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 2/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 2/5

Overall: 2.5 out of 5

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