How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is getting an official sequel from Random House. The new book is called Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Lost Christmas! The book is written by Alastair Heim and Illustrated by Aristides Ruiz. I do not know how I feel about this one. It is not the first time that Random House has spawned sequels to the classic Dr. Seuss books.
The Grinch had been patiently waiting all year,
To celebrate Christmas and bring the Whos cheer,
And to show every Who he was DIFFERENT now.
“I’ve changed!” thought the Grinch,
“And I’ll prove it! But HOW?”
A year has passed since the Grinch stole Christmas from Who-ville. Now eager to prove to the Whos that his heart has grown to LOVE the holiday, the Grinch devises a plan to win Who-ville’s Christmas Crown by making the largest, most spectacular Christmas tree the Whos have ever seen!
But when things don’t go as planned, the Grinch’s heart turns ice cold, and he threatens to leave Who-ville for good…until one small, special Who reminds him that Christmas is NOT about winning.
Grow your heart three sizes MORE with this sequel to the timeless picture book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Featuring a foil-enhanced jacket and full-color illustrations rendered in the iconic style of the original, this new story makes a splendid gift and a must-have addition to the libraries of Grinch fans of all ages!
Fun Fact: If you read the book you’ll notice it’s colored in red, white and black – the color green doesn’t show up at all, in fact, the Grinch looks black and white with red eyes! This was changed for the 1966 TV cartoon adaptation. He’s been green ever since!