Format: Picture Books
Dimensions: 72 Pages, 6.69 × 9.06 × 0.39 in
Published: August 12, 1960
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0394800168
ISBN - 13: 9780394800165
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.
From the Publisher
"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
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.
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
Theodor Seuss Geisel-aka Dr. Seuss-is, quite simply, one of the
most beloved children's book authors of all time. The forty-four
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.
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
"Limited vocabulary but unlimited exuberance of
illustration."--School Library Journal.
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.