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How the Grinch Stole Christmas for Android

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Key Details of How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • Relive the famous holiday Dr. Seuss classic on Android.
  • Last updated on February 21, 2024
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

The classic story of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" has come to Android and it translates quite nicely. The interactive, digital version of the book feels very comfortable and familiar complete with the original artwork. Intuitive from the first time it is opened, the app acts exactly like one would hope. For instance, tapping on a characters or item within pictures, yields the pronunciation and spelling. Words are highlighted in red as the narrator reads them aloud and can be reread with a quick tap.

Options include reading the story on your own, having it read to you, and autoplay. The main difference between autoplay and having the story narrated is the ability to turn pages when ready. Skipping forward and back is as simple as swiping the screen from side to side.

Sound effects and music are present throughout the story, adding to its ambience. For example, Mt. Crumpit feels a tad colder when you can hear the whistling winds way up on high. On Christmas morning, readers can hear music coming from the village of Who-ville at the same time as The Grinch. These are subtle touches that go a long way.

Handing the book over to my 7-year-old son, he was able to open the app and get started without further direction. I tried this on both an EVO 4G as well as a Galaxy Tab, with the tablet providing a much more immersive experience. As with any book, electronic or otherwise, a bigger screen always helps. After playing with this and "The Cat in the Hat," I would definitely consider buying more in the Dr. Seuss catalog.

What's new in version 2.45

Support for Android 3.0 Honeycomb devicesHardware acceleration (for 3.0 devices)Addressed 'Force Close' issues in low memory situationsOther minor bug fixes

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Full Specifications

December 9, 2011
Latest update
February 21, 2024
Operating System
Android 13.0
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Developer's Description

Relive the famous holiday Dr. Seuss classic on Android.
ON SALE for the Holidays! The Dr. Seuss classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," one of the top selling children's books of all time, is now available for your Android device. "It's perfection. 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' dazzles on iPhone." - CNET Selected by CNET as #2 favorite app of 2009 "A true Christmas classic" - FamilyGamerOnline "Oceanhouse Media has set the bar for kids to experience e-book reading" - AppSavior.comThe Grinch hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. But the Grinch soon discovers the true meaning of the holiday, changing his heart forever.New features only available in this digital book include professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork of Dr. Seuss with features that entertain and promote reading, this e-book appeals to readers of all ages.Three ways to read this digital book: "Read to Me" listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read "Read it Myself" read the book in its traditional form "Auto Play" plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Great for younger children!Additional Features: Picture / Word association words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched Professional audio narration Custom background audio for each scene Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original art of Dr. SeussRecent changes:Support for Android 3.0 Honeycomb devicesHardware acceleration (for 3.0 devices)Addressed 'Force Close' issues in low memory situationsOther minor bug fixesContent rating: Everyone