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Green Eggs and Ham

A book by Dr. Seuss that was first published in 1960.

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  • Jul 13, 2010
My favorite Dr. Seuss book as a kid. I loved the rhythm and would recite the rhymes constantly for a while. I still appreciate this work for what it is, and kids definitely still love it.
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March 22, 2011
This was my fave Dr. Seuss book as well! :)
 
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review by . July 01, 2010
As a child, Dr. Seuss has molded and shaped my imagination and sense of fantasy ever since I can remember.  In Green Eggs and Ham, the sense of tallness and stacking and items toppling over...there was such a sense of being on edge throughout all of these stories.  Green Eggs and Ham has simply got to be my favorite...a most exciting and disgusting tale of rhyme and not so much reason!      I would recommend reading this book to children and adults of all ages.   …
review by . July 24, 2010
Fun Reading is Good Reading for Kids
Green Eggs & Ham, what memories it brings. As a child I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It really stretched my imagination. I believe that one of the reasons I still enjoy reading today is because of books like this that I read as a child. I remember the feelings of excitement and pleasure when I read this book. The rhythm and the simplicity in the way it was written, I think made it enjoyable.  You can’t lose with this classic. When we started home schooling, it was a must read for …
review by . July 08, 2010
I love green eggs and ham by Doctor Seuss. I grew up reading all of his books, including Green eggs and ham. I found it to be entertaining that no matter how much he said he did not want green eggs and ham, he would still ask him in different ways. This annoyed my parents greatly when I started asking questions the same way Doctor Seuss’s characters would in his books. I guess I could say that Green Eggs and Ham taught me how to be persistent and ask a lot of questions!
review by . June 14, 2010
My English teacher rode this book to our class when i was in 4th grade if i can remember correctly. And after we read it she made us green eggs and ham. I have always liked Dr.Seuss. I will be reading his books to my son. Who is only 2 months away from being born. Thanks Seuss
review by . July 04, 2010
This is normally the book you'd read while growing up and learning English.  I use it at the library to help my international friends practice English.  Some of the words inside are unusual and made up, so they are fun to go along with.  Dr. Seuss had a way to make a story exciting and flavorful for kids and adults.  No wonder they made it all into cartoons and movies.       This story is a classic because it will only get popular over time.  …
review by . July 02, 2010
Who doesn’t love Green Eggs and Ham?  My mother, for one!  I remember as a child, my brothers and I literally memorized the words to the entire book.  Every night we would ask to read Green Eggs and Ham!  My mom was so annoyed with us that she hid the book in the back of the closet.  She tried to tell us that it was lost, so she couldn’t read it to us.  No problem, Mom, we have it memorized!  We’ll just recite the lines instead. J   …
Quick Tip by . October 26, 2010
Be ready for a tongue twister! As a mom, there are many books I can sort of read on auto-pilot at bedtime.. meaning I can actually multitask while I'm reading, and think of other things. Crazy, I know, but such is the life of a busy mom with a million to-do's ; ) THIS book, however, and most any Dr Seuss book (of which we have several my daughter loves including one about space and another about the ocean) -- requires my full focus in order to spit out the delightful rhymes without stumbling over …
review by . August 10, 2010
Awesome childhod favorite
Green eggs and Ham what can u say about it. Only one  word comes to mind classic. Dr Seuss has written many great books but this is one of his greatest. He has so influenced my reading habits. My reading life as started by this author. This was also a great introduction into the world of poetry and creative writing.  This is the book that started me on my journey into reading. I can vividly remember being six years old picking it up and reading it over and over again. I love the use of …
Quick Tip by . October 01, 2010
I know a young man who wrote one of his college entrance essays based on this.
review by . June 29, 2010
This is pure genius, just what the Dr. ordered. Green eggs and ham is a classic story. I grew up reading it over and over again as a child. I loved the rhyming scheme and pattern. The words seem to just roll off of your tongue, like a slippery verbal roller coaster. The simple, but bizarre and unique art style draws you into this wacky world. It’s just strange enough to capture the imagination, attention, and the hearts of children.    I really enjoy the persistence of the …
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Green Eggs and Ham is a best-selling and critically acclaimed book by Dr. Seuss, first published in 1960. As of 2001, according to Publishers Weekly, it was the fourth-bestselling English-language children's book (novel) of all time.

Green Eggs and Ham became the fourth best selling English-language childrens' hardcover books of all time.  In 1999, the National Education Association conducted an online survey of children and teachers, seeking the 100 most popular children's books. On both the children's and the teachers' lists, Green Eggs and Ham was ranked third, just above another Dr. Seuss book, The Cat in the Hat.

The story is told wholly through images and rhyming dialogue. There is no descriptive narrative or analysis.

There are two main characters: The first is unnamed, the second is named Sam-I-Am, or simply Sam. Throughout the book, Sam constantly badgers the first unnamed character to try green eggs and ham. The unnamed character refuses to taste the dish, insisting that he would not like it. Sam then goes through an assortment of locations (house, car, tree, train, box, boat) and dining partners (fox, goat, mouse) trying to persuade the unnamed character to eat.

The conclusion of the tale occurs when the unnamed character, standing in shallow water after a boat sinks, surrounded by various people and beasts, finally agrees to try the green eggs and ham and upon such must admit that it is actually delicious. Although the character is ...
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Author: Dr. Seuss
Genre: Children's Books
Date Published: 1960

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