Naperville, Illinois: The Grinch (and Max) Statue

The Grinch and his dog Max (dressed as a sad reindeer) stand outside a library entrance, paying tribute to the multimedia curmudgeon created by Dr. Seuss.

Naper Boulevard Library

2035 S. Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL
Naper Boulevard Library. On the west side of S. Naper Blvd, just north of Staunton Rd, between Bailey and 87th Sts. The statue is in a little garden just to the right of the library entrance.
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Grinch sculpture.

The Grinch (and Max) Statue

Who could forget Whoville? The last in a series of local Dr. Seuss statues, The Grinch and his dog Max are on display in front of the Naper Boulevard Library. The characters are featured in the book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Seuss in 1957. The Grinch also was portrayed by Jim Carrey in the film adaption of the book in 2000.

[Joseph D. Kubal, 10/16/2012]

And let's please not forget Boris Karloff's turn as the Grinch in the 1966 cartoon special. This new, bronze Grinch was unveiled in 2012. Naperville's other libraries already have bronze sculptures inspired by Dr. Seuss books: The Cat in the Hat (Nichols Library) and Green Eggs and Ham (95th St. Library).

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