This classic Seussian tale tells the story of the disgruntled Grinch and his fiendish attempts to steal Christmas from the citizens of Who-ville. Listen along as Rik Mayall brings this zany story to life! The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason...But I think that the most likely reason of all May have been that his heart was two sizes too small. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is part of the Dr. Seuss Classic Collection. Featuring a creature who could out-Scrooge Ebeneezer himself, the Grinch does his best to sabotage Yuletide -- only to discover that there's more to the festive season than presents, ribbons and roast beast. Brought to life on tape with specially composed music, wacky sound effects and Rik Mayall's utterly unique vocal skills.
Theodor Seuss Geisel -- better known to millions as Dr. Seuss -- was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his talents to writing children's books. His first book -- And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street -- was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books.