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$2.99 at time of review

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - Read & Play

Age Level: Ages 0–5, Ages 5-8
By Developer: Oceanhouse Media

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas comes to life in this animated version by Oceanhouse Media. The book includes the original story and artwork, all professionally narrated with great background sounds, tappable, movable objects that give their names and sometimes disappear, as well as games galore. Find the hidden stars, which when revealed unlock new games. Some of the games include puzzles, finding the same objects out of a group, tapping the same sequence just shown, memory cards and more.

If you don't know the story, though the title gives a clue, there is a message behind the Grinch and the Who. Christmas isn't just gifts, the food and the fare, it's all about the feeling of love that we share.

All-in-all this app is quite amazing. This app is definitely staying in our app library. There is a lot to the story itself, as well as a great deal of play, including 28 games. Enjoy the highlighted narration with "read it yourself", or "auto play" versions.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Made for ages 5 and under, but older children will enjoy this app as well.


  • Tap and drag to find playful surprises throughout the book
  • Find hidden stars on every page to reveal fun activities
  • Read along with highlighting narration, read it yourself, or enjoy auto play
  • Explore new vocabulary by tapping words and pictures
  • Track minutes spent reading, pages read, and more in the Parents section
  • Play seven different mini-games like Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzle, Word Search, Sequence, and more!
  • Find all 28 unique games hidden throughout the book
  • Enjoy activities again and again, directly from the main menu
  • Try to beat your high score and best time

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