Friday, December 17, 2010

Oddaptation Redux: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

It's been a while since I've posted an Oddaptation here at GottaBook. If you've never seen one, I think of them as picture book Cliff's Notes, though with attitude and almost always in verse (hence my thinking of one for Poetry Friday).

You can see a selection of Oddaptations here if you'd like to get up to speed.

My Grinch Oddaptation is a little bit different than others, but since it is the season....

by Dr. Seuss
Oddaptation by Gregory K.

Don’t worry. He didn’t.

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Amy L V said...

Hey! This reminds me of the famous shortest poem, "Fleas."
We just watched THE GRINCH... and I'd forgotten about that poor dog! Thank goodness for happy endings.
I always appreciate a good giggle over here, Greg. Take care! A.

laurasalas said...


And, Amy, you forgot about Max? That's Christmas heresy right there!

Thanks, Greg. I'm running out the door and thought, I have time for one more poem. Hope it's a short one.

And it was.

Amanda Hoving said...

Oh, I love this idea! Will have to check out some of the others.

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha, ha! I love it. I'll have to check out the others!

Carlie said...

Hee hee!

I love Max. He and Cindy Lou Who with her tiny cup are my favorite bits.

Unknown said...

This delights me. I find the Grinch's tailoring skills impressive, and I always love the bit when Max's rump rises due to the "antler" tied on with string.