Kids’ hearts will grow three times in size when they hear about How the Grinch Lost Christmas!, the official sequel to the beloved holiday classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
On Sept. 5, Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Books will publish the new story, which begins one year after the Grinch’s heist takes place in the original book from 1957. Eager to prove to the Whos that his heart has grown to love the holiday, the Grinch comes up with a plan to win Who-ville’s Christmas Crown by making the most spectacular Christmas tree the Whos have ever seen. However, when things don’t go as planned, the Grinch’s heart turns ice-cold and he threatens to leave Who-ville forever. It’s up to one small, special Who to remind him that Christmas is not about winning.
With a foil-enhanced jacket and full-color illustrations in the same style of the original, How the Grinch Lost Christmas! is an excellent gift that will bring joy to both young and old Seuss fans alike. This uplifting follow-up is a fully original story written in the classic Dr. Seuss style by author Alastair Heim and illustrated by artist Aristides Ruiz. Heim and Ruiz have contributed to Dr. Seuss publishing over the years, as Heim wrote the “by the Cat in the Hat” books If I Had Your Vote, If I Ran Your School, and If I Were Saint Nick, as well as the board book I Am the Cat in the Hat, and Ruiz illustrated the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library books for more than two decades.
How the Grinch Lost Christmas! is available now for preorder for $19.99 from Penguin Random House.