Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham

Kit - 2003
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Dr. Seuss's classic Beginner Book is now part of a book and audio CD package, with word-for-word storytelling by Jason Alexander.

Sam-I-Am is persistent in his hope of convincing the nameless skeptic that green eggs and ham are a delicacy to be savored everywhere and in every way. He tries all manners of presentation--in a house, with a mouse, in a box, with a fox, on a boat, with a goat. In this most famous of cumulative rhyming tales, the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with, gets longer and longer. When the doubter finally does eat the green eggs and ham, he loves them, making this book a perfect pick for picky eaters.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meanings.
Publisher: New York : Beginner Books, Random House, [2003]
Copyright Date: ℗2003
ISBN: 9780375834950
Branch Call Number: SEU
Characteristics: 1 sound disc, 1 book.


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Mariangela_S Jun 28, 2017

Rhyming text and pattern make this book an all round favorite.

PimaLib_Kids Mar 15, 2017

Sam kept asking if he would eat it. Bailey, Age 7

I like it because it is funny. Esmeralda, age 8.

Nov 29, 2016

An absolute classic. Perfect for new readers. A really small vocabulary used really effectively. Great rhythm, great rhyme. Hard to fault. Great to read out loud. Love it.

vpl_childrens Aug 02, 2016

A classic Seuss tale featuring Sam-I-Am and his reluctant companion who refuses to try green eggs and ham.

Jun 14, 2016

One of Seuss' best. Simple vocabulary, amusing story, lilting rhymes.

Aug 20, 2015

I love Dr. Seuss' funny sense of humor and all those colorful words he uses to portray books of hilarity, just like this one.

Aug 04, 2015

No green eggs and ham for me, thank you.

Aug 04, 2015

I wouldn't eat green eggs and ham. Lol!

PimaLib_BeccaB May 07, 2015

Did you know?
Dr. Suess wrote Green Eggs and Ham on a bet that he couldn't write a book with 50 or fewer words. The bet was made in 1960 with Bennett Cerf, the co-founder of Random House, and was for $50 (about $382 today). Despite Dr. Seuss, a.k.a. Theodore Geisel, winning the bet by producing one of his most popular works Green Eggs and Ham using exactly 50 unique words, Cerf never paid up. Green Eggs and Ham went on to be Geisel’s best selling work, so he made out on it anyways.


Apr 01, 2015

Read aloud to preschoolers through grade 5 and their parents, and this book was a huge hit! The message about trying new things before deciding you don't like them is a good one, of course, but Dr. Seuss is silly enough not to be didactic.

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Aug 24, 2015

I will not eat green eggs and ham

Aug 18, 2015

I do not like green eggs and ham Sam I am

Jun 25, 2008

I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them sam I am.


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Jul 13, 2014

Sam tries to get his friend to try Green Eggs and Ham in different places

alleycat Mar 19, 2008

Sam-i-am finally convinces a stubborn, finicky chap to try some delicious green eggs and ham.


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