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Green Eggs and Ham


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ISBN13: 9780394800165
ISBN10: 0394800168
Condition: Standard
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How do you like your green eggs and ham? In a house with a mouse? Or maybe on a boat with a goat? Beginning readers are offered these ingenious choices, and so much more, courtesy of the ever-enthusiastic Sam-I-am.

Dr. Seuss turns 50 simple words into magic in this time-honored classic.

Sam-I-am won't give up! He keeps trying to get the grumpy grown-up in the story to taste green eggs and ham.

No matter how Sam-I-am presents the green eggs and ham (in a box, with a fox, in the rain, on a train), the curmudgeon refuses to try them.

Finally, Sam-I-am's pesky persistence pays off. A crowd of open-mouthed onlookers watch in suspense as the old grouch takes a bite. And?

...SAY! The old sourpuss's face is wreathed in smiles as he gratefully acknowledges, "I do so like green eggs and ham. Thank you, thank you, Sam-I-am!"

For nearly fifty years, Green Eggs and Ham has delighted young and old with its wildly imaginative simplicity — all the while, introducing generations of children to the joy of reading.


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


Sam-I-Am mounts a determined campaign to convince another Seuss character to eat a plate of green eggs and ham.


With his unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss's beloved Beginner Book has cemented it's place as a children's classic. Follow Sam I Am as he tries to convince an acquaintance that green eggs and ham is, indeed, a delectable meal to be savored everywhere and every way.

About the Author

"A person’s a person, no matter how small," Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say. "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted."

Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of kids learn to read.

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1925, he went to Oxford University, intending to acquire a doctorate in literature. At Oxford, Geisel met Helen Palmer, whom he wed in 1927. Upon his return to America later that year, Geisel published cartoons and humorous articles for Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at that time. His cartoons also appeared in major magazines such as Life, Vanity Fair, and Liberty. Geisel gained national exposure when he won an advertising contract for an insecticide called Flit. He coined the phrase, “Quick, Henry, the Flit!” which became a popular expression.

Geisel published his first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in 1937, after 27 publishers rejected it.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.

Series Description

Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only 223 words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: The Cat in the Hat. The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote 44 books in this series. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.

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See Ben Click, November 13, 2014 (view all comments by See Ben Click)
You may have a completely different interpretation of this fine work. As a child it is a delightful book. As an adult, I now have a completely different interpretation. Being that reviewers must be 13 or over, I fear that this book may only be reviewed on the dark undertones. The illustrations are wonderful no matter the interpretation.

If you had a hunger manifest as a persistent cartoon character, it would be better to visit the emergency room than to give in and have a forced to visit caused by poor food choices. The eggs, being green, are dangerous enough. However neighboring colors could potentially make the meal much worse. The green eggs can distract from noticing if the ham next to it has also turned green. The ham definitely is suspect of having been turned, being that it was next to a house, box, tree, car, train, boat, mouse, fox, goat and in the rain, probably all without refrigeration.

The book took a dark turn. Suggested torture of being forced to eat without benefit of sight took its toll by the end of the book. The victim eventually ate said title and even thanked the Sam-I-am antagonist. I like to believe this was in ploy to escape and rush to the hospital for emergency stomach pumping.

Next up: I'm on the lookout for the "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!" audiobook.
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Waney, December 29, 2012 (view all comments by Waney)
When I was young, this was THE book I would bring home from school. Every Wed. for 2 months, I would check our Green Eggs and Ham. My mom called the school and asked them not to let me check it out anymore. Now, many years later, I still will pick it up and once you start reading, its hard to put it down. Highly recommended.
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killerdalk22, June 7, 2010 (view all comments by killerdalk22)
The best book ever! Who doesn't like green eggs and ham! " I do not SAM I AM! HAHAHA the best book! No one is to old or to young to read this book! When I was 5 I loved it and now I'm 13 and I still love it! I think everyone should read " Green Eggs and Ham " at least once in there life!
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Product Details

Seuss, Dr.
Random House Books for Young Readers
Livonia, Michigan
Children's fiction
Readers - Beginner
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Humorous Stories
Stories in rhyme
Nonsense verses
Concepts - Alphabet
Animals - Cats
Animals - Dogs
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Picture book
Abridged Edition
Beginner Books(R)
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
4 3/4 in. +
Age Level:

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"Synopsis" by , Sam-I-Am mounts a determined campaign to convince another Seuss character to eat a plate of green eggs and ham.
"Synopsis" by , With his unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss's beloved Beginner Book has cemented it's place as a children's classic. Follow Sam I Am as he tries to convince an acquaintance that green eggs and ham is, indeed, a delectable meal to be savored everywhere and every way.
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