From Our Editors
This classic children's book shows kids how everyone has something
they don't like to eat, but that the dislike comes from just not
having tried to eat it. Sam-I-Am wants his friend to try green eggs
and ham, a meal he thoroughly enjoys but that makes his friend
shudder. Green Eggs and Ham is
Dr. Seuss' playfully illustrated book with the
usual fun with repeated words and phrases. Kids will eagerly read
on to the end of this book to see if Sam-I-Am can open his friend's
From the Publisher
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.
Sam-I-Am mounts a determined campaign to convince another Seuss
character to eat a plate of green eggs and ham. "Limited vocabulary
but unlimited exuberance of illustration."--School Library
From the Jacket
Illus. in color. Sam-I-Am mounts a determined campaign to convince another Seuss character to eat a plate of green eggs and ham.
About the Author
Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on
March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford
University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising
cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several
leading American magazines. Dr. Seuss''s first children''s book,
And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in
1937, and the world of children''s literature was changed forever!
In 1957, Seuss''s The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one
of Random House''s best- selling series, Beginner Books. This
popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous
illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills.
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 kids learn to
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards,
Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children''s books, some
of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television
specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death
in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of
children''s books in the world.
Bennet Cerf, the founder of Random House, bet Dr. Seuss fifty dollars that he could not write a book using just fifty words. Seuss won that bet with this book, one of the most well-read and loved children's stories of our time. Although it is lengthy for a kid's book, the repetitiveness make the sounds familiar to the kids, and helps them pay attention. Seuss states in his biography, Dr. Seuss and Mr. Geisel: "It's the only book I ever wrote that still makes me laugh." He adds: "Bennet never paid!" Read this book again for the first time.
About the Book
Sam-I-am mounts a determined campaign to convince another Seuss character to eat a plate of green eggs and ham in this timeless classic.