Green Eggs and Ham: Read & Listen Edition [NOOK Book]

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?Do you like green eggs and ham?? asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss?s beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children?s classic. In this most famous of cumulative tales, the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with, gets longer and longer. Follow Sam-I-am as he insists that this unusual treat is indeed a delectable snack to ...
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Overview

“Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss’s beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children’s classic. In this most famous of cumulative tales, the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with, gets longer and longer. Follow Sam-I-am as he insists that this unusual treat is indeed a delectable snack to be savored everywhere and in every way.
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385372091
  • Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 14,601
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Theodor Seuss Geisel — aka Dr. Seuss — is, quite simply, one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. The forty-four books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck; the Pulitzer Prize; and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

Biography

Now that generations of readers have been reared on The Cat in the Hat and Fox in Socks, it's easy to forget how colorless most children's books were before Dr. Seuss reinvented the genre. When the editorial cartoonist Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1936, the book was turned down by 27 publishers, many of whom said it was "too different." Geisel was about to burn his manuscript when it was rescued and published, under the pen name Dr. Seuss, by a college classmate.

Over the next two decades, Geisel concocted such delightfully loopy tales as The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and Horton Hears a Who. Most of his books earned excellent reviews, and three received Caldecott Honor Awards. But it was the 1957 publication of The Cat in the Hat that catapulted Geisel to celebrity.

Rudolf Flesch's book Why Johnny Can't Read, along with a related Life magazine article, had recently charged that children's primers were too pallid and bland to inspire an interest in reading. The Cat in the Hat, written with 220 words from a first-grade vocabulary list, "worked like a karate chop on the weary little world of Dick, Jane and Spot," as Ellen Goodman wrote in The Detroit Free Press. With its vivid illustrations, rhyming text and topsy-turvy plot, Geisel's book for beginning readers was anything but bland. It sold nearly a million copies within three years.

Geisel was named president of Beginner Books, a new venture of Random House, where he worked with writers and artists like P.D. Eastman, Michael Frith, Al Perkins, and Roy McKie, some of whom collaborated with him on book projects. For books he wrote but didn't illustrate, Geisel used the pen name Theo LeSieg (LeSieg is Geisel spelled backwards).

As Dr. Seuss, he continued to write bestsellers. Some, like Green Eggs and Ham and the tongue-twisting Fox in Socks, were aimed at beginning readers. Others could be read by older children or read aloud by parents, who were often as captivated as their kids by Geisel's wit and imagination. Geisel's visual style appealed to television and film directors, too: The animator Chuck Jones, who had worked with Geisel on a series of Army training films, brought How the Grinch Stole Christmas! to life as a hugely popular animated TV special in 1966. A live-action movie starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch was released in 2000.

Many Dr. Seuss stories have serious undertones: The Butter Battle Book, for example, parodies the nuclear arms race. But whether he was teaching vocabulary words or values, Geisel never wrote plodding lesson books. All his stories are animated by a lively sense of visual and verbal play. At the time of his death in 1991, his books had sold more than 200 million copies. Bennett Cerf, Geisel's publisher, liked to say that of all the distinguished authors he had worked with, only one was a genius: Dr. Seuss.

Good To Know

The Cat in the Hat was written at the urging of editor William Spaulding, who insisted that a book for first-graders should have no more than 225 words. Later, Bennett Cerf bet Geisel $50 that he couldn't write a book with just 50 words. Geisel won the bet with Green Eggs and Ham, though to his recollection, Cerf never paid him the $50.

Geisel faced another challenge in 1974, when his friend Art Buchwald dared him to write a political book. Geisel picked up a copy of Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! and a pen, crossed out each mention of the name "Marvin K. Mooney," and replaced it with "Richard M. Nixon." Buchwald reprinted the results in his syndicated column. Nine days later, President Nixon announced his resignation.

The American Heritage Dictionary says the word "nerd" first appeared in print in the Dr. Seuss book If I Ran the Zoo: "And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo / And bring back an It-Kutch a Preep and a Proo / A Nerkle a Nerd and a Seersucker, too!" The word "grinch," after the title character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, is defined in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary as a killjoy or spoilsport.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Theodor Seuss Geisel (full name); also: Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 2, 1904
    2. Place of Birth:
      Springfield, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Death:
      September 4, 1991
    2. Place of Death:
      La Jolla, California

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    great book for children

    I loved this book as a child, my kids loved it when they were small and my grandsons are smitten with it - no childs book collection is complete without "Green Eggs and Ham"

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    this book was great!!!!! awesome!!!!

    the book is kinda wierd becuase he dosen't like the green eggs and ham at the begging but he didn't try it so how could he not like it and when he trys it he ends up liking it so try defferint thing try somthing new.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2010

    Book reviews: Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss

    "Green Eggs and Ham" is an entertaining book that will appeal to children and adults as well. Throughout the book, the main character "Sam I Am" tries tirelessly to persuade his friend to eat an odd dish of green eggs and ham.
    Preschool children will enjoy the rhythmic and repetitive flow of the words in the story. This format helps new readers learn to recognize new words and allows them to read along with adults. Throughout the story, "Sam I Am" repeatedly asks "do you like green eggs and ham?" To further entice his friend to eat this bizarre but delicious concoction, he asks his friend questions that rhyme; "Do you like them in a box? Do you like them with a fox?"
    Beyond the obvious educational benefit of helping young children learn to read, this book teaches youngsters a lesson in life; that trying something new can be a good thing. Like "Sam I Am's" friend, children are often opposed to trying something that is unfamiliar to them. Then one day they try it, and to their surprise, they like it. The characters in this book along with the favorable outcome, encourages kids to try new things.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    For my three little granddaughters. I read it to them twice the first night I gave it to them.

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    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2013

    The first time I took my brother to the main VA building in down

    The first time I took my brother to the main VA building in downtown Charleston I had my little boy with me. The very kind lady at the Information Desk gave my son a book to read while we were there. It was: Green Eggs and Ham.
    I've tried reading a few other Suess books to my son before but they just seemed a bit too long for him. Not so with Green Eggs and Ham. He sat still and listened to the entire story. And so did most of the grizzled veterans that were sitting with us in the waiting room. It turns out that Green Eggs and Ham is my brother's favorite book (not just one of his favorites).
    When we finished at the VA I tried to return the book to very kind lady. She wouldn't take it back and told us it was for my little boy. So now, not only do I love this book, I love the memory associated with it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    I love Dr. Seuss books! I especially love the book Green Eggs an

    I love Dr. Seuss books! I especially love the book Green Eggs and Ham because it goes talks about a guy who refuses to even try the green eggs and ham when he has never tried them, yet he says that he doesn't like them. In the end the guy ends up trying, and liking, the green eggs and ham. This book could help children who are afraid to try something new because they are not sure if they will like it or not. It helps them understand that they will never know if they like it or not if they don't try it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    I like Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss This book is about Sam I

    I like Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss This book is about Sam I Am. He keeps asking "do you like green eggs and ham?" My favorite part is when he says, " that Sam I Am." My friend has to buy green eggs and ham because it is funny. by VC (first grade)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    This was one of my favorite books as a kid, and now I've passed

    This was one of my favorite books as a kid, and now I've passed on the love of green eggs and Dr Seuss to my son. It also is great to use as persuasion when your child won't try something new :)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    how can you...

    HOW CAN YOU RATE OR REVIW ANY DR. SUESS BOOK. WHETHER ITS GOOD OR BAD YOU GOT TO START A DR. SUESS COLLECTION THEY'RE A CLASSIC. I'M trying to start a collection of dr. suess books for my son. HE's opening up, he just doesn't realize the significance of it yet. he will eventually, has too its every body's childhood memory cant break the cycle. <3 green eggs and ham is a must have. every child is different just buy it and see.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    It's awesome!

    It's awesome!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2014

    When it works, it's great!

    Love the book and the narration... When it works. I bought this for my granddaughter for use on my Nook app on my IPad mini. It freezes 90% of the time we try to read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    G r e e n E g g s a n d H a m

    4250 3100 0 8 6 7 8 2 1 3

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  • Posted March 3, 2014

    great book!

    great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Dr. Seuss knows his sh*t.  Green eggs and ham suck.

    Dr. Seuss knows his sh*t.  Green eggs and ham suck.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Not good.

    This doesn't work on my nook glowlight. Plus, I can't use the internet because of it and I'm cursing this nook. It is a waste of $10.00. Please don't make the same mistake that I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    I recently purchased this book for my toddlers. I am so excited

    I recently purchased this book for my toddlers. I am so excited to have them experience this book that has such a profound meaning in my own life. Dr. Seuss has an uncanny way of presenting huge lessons in a small and fun way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    The main and most important them in the book is try it first. Th

    The main and most important them in the book is try it first. There are so many opportunities the surround us on a daily basis and this book teaches to try it knew things can often bring greatness into our lives and I believe the message and theme of this book is to just try it. As far as layers there is a huge emphasis on modes of transpiration in the book and someone might say that is a layer throughout the book, and it may very well be however the it’s hard to argue that the main theme isn’t trying knew things.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    My story is about Green Eggs and Ham. I like the characters in t

    My story is about Green Eggs and Ham. I like the characters in this book they are so funny that you can break our head that is how funny they are. I like Green Eggs and Ham they are so good. I like Green Eggs and Ham because they are tasty. I like Green Eggs and Ham because I like Green.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    I had to evaluate and analyze this book for my college Media and

    I had to evaluate and analyze this book for my college Media and Culture class. Despite all of the criticism and reasons to ban this book, I feel &quot;Green Eggs and Ham&quot; is great for children. There are children, even adults, who say they do not like something, although they have never tried it. I feel this is because they are afraid and after reading this book, it puts some of fear aside. I encourage others to read this book!

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  • Posted October 9, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Good

    A good read. Just finding a bunch of books I read in the past.

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