Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham

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by Dr. Seuss
     
 

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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

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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 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.

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"Limited vocabulary but unlimited exuberance of illustration."—School Library Journal.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394900162
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/28/1960
Series:
I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
387,201
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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"Limited vocabulary but unlimited exuberance of illustration."—School Library Journal.  

Meet the Author

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The 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. Dr. Seuss's never-before-seen picture book What Pet Should I Get? will be published on July 28, 2015. The rediscovered book captures a classic childhood moment—the selection of a pet—and uses it to illustrate a life-lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but that sometimes you just have to do it!

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Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 2, 1904
Date of Death:
September 4, 1991
Place of Birth:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
La Jolla, California
Education:
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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Green Eggs and Ham 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 139 reviews.
super-cooper More than 1 year ago
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"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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)
colemanstudent-CAM More than 1 year ago
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.
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psycheKK More than 1 year ago
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.
bookWormBG More than 1 year ago
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 :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's awesome!
jk329 More than 1 year ago
"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.
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rscTN More than 1 year ago
great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Seuss knows his sh*t.  Green eggs and ham suck.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
MsKristiesClass More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 "Green Eggs and Ham" 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!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
A good read. Just finding a bunch of books I read in the past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and I love Dr.Seuss! The Rhymes are really good! You cant out grow Dr.Seuss. Its perfect for any ages. You have to get this book!
Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
Dr. Seuss presents another perfectly constructed tale in language--this one about understanding differences.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books when I was a kid. Has excellent rhymes and nice illustrations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son (Age 7) wrote a review for this book. "I liked this book because it was funny. I liked this book because Sam i Am is funny. One thing from the book that I found interesting was the picture when he was about to try the green eggs and ham."
balletgirl More than 1 year ago
Green Eggs and Ham is an all time Dr. Seuss favorite. It has been read time after time in the classroom, at bedtime, etc. This is a great book for the family, ranging from three year olds to adults!
saltz9 More than 1 year ago
Green eggs and ham is a beloved book by all ages. From kids to adults the rhyming scheme of the story help reading deployment with funny aspects.
pickyniki More than 1 year ago
I read green eggs and ham almost every night to my children. Its catchy funny and it teaches your children to try knew things
BlueFairae More than 1 year ago
This was always one of my favorites growing up. I am now to happy to be able to share Green Eggs and Ham with my daughter. She absolutely loves the silly pictures and funny words. She likes to sit and flip through the pages on her own almost as much as likes to have us read the book to her. She is one now and I hope she loves this book as much as I did as she gets older. She loves all of the Dr Seuss books but this is one of her favorites. She has us read it over and over again, not wanting to stop. I would probly be really annoyed with any other book.
EcclecticReaderVS More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't like Green Eggs and Ham!?