Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. SeussGreen Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham

byDr. Seuss

Picture Books | August 12, 1960

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“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 way.

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.

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 l...
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Title:Green Eggs and HamFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:72 pages, 9.3 × 6.8 × 0.43 inPublished:August 12, 1960Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394800168

ISBN - 13:9780394800165

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought for my grandson My son loved this story as a child and I bought for my grandson to love also. Its a great book.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kids love it My four year old and my two year old ask me to read this to them over and over. I almost have it memorized.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best memories...awesome books! Awesome upbringing <3 Need to have them all in your collection :D
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Memories... All of Dr. Seuss' books are well-written and such a fun thing to read. a childhood classic
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome book This is a fantastic book! Actually made my son try new foods lol. Classic and a must read!
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite My all time favourite Seuss story. Another must have for every child's bookshelf. Timeless classic #plumreviews
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My toddler loves this! I didn't realize this when buying this version, but this is an open-the-flaps version! Its already a recognized classic, and the rhymes and oh so fun, but the flaps made it so that my daughter and I could actually read it together. As in, this is one of the books she is willing to sit down and listen to (instead of prancing about or getting easily distracted), because there is something she can do while she listens. I also try to adapt and read whichever flap she opens (writing underneath), so that she can associate the words and her actions.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and Nice This book is nice because it is fun and teaches a simple, easily grasped moral. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I loved this book growing up. A great story with a great meaning.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic My dad used to read this book every night to us as children. It is very funny and kids always love it.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great story. One of my nephews favorites. Mine too.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic One of the first books that I read on my own. Always fun to read to my Son.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who doesn't love a Dr. Seuss book? All children should read these books! They are fun, entertaining, and educational. Simply magical!
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Green Eggs and Ham A personal favourite by Dr. Seuss. Great for little kids.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, even more than when I was a child
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Lovable Classic! Young readers will love every page in this entertaining and colourful look at the chances one takes on trying something new!
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! Loved Dr. Seuss when I was younger and still do! Each one has a meaning that carries through to adulthood. "Try it, you might like it" holds true in this book in particular.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Cute, fun read! The whole world know this book for a reason. It's funny for both kids and adults, and the rhymes are great. Kids will want you to read it over and over.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would not could not put this down I would read this on a plane, I would read this on a train! Could not put this book down till I finished it! Definitely was a quick read!
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Classic! The whole world knows Green Eggs & Ham (even food store Freshii does a play on words for one of their breakfast items with this name)! Must own for every Dr. Seuss fan
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ok Great book just like the rest of Dr. Seuss's books.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL TIMELESS CLASSIC!! Every little one should own this Dr Seuss and so many more! We gift this along with a Jellycat Bunny to all the new babies in our world! MUST OWN!
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CLASSIC TREASURE!! Every little one should own this Dr Seuss and so many more! We gift this along with a Jellycat Bunny to all the new babies in our world! MUST OWN!
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Reading this to my little 1.5 year old girl brings back memories of my parents reading this classic book~ Great rhymes and colourful pictures to keep her interested.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Children's Classic. I was gonna say "I do not like this book in hand I do not like it, Sam I am"...but I do like it so there goes that.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fav. This is my most favourite children's book of all time
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Classics Dr Seuss Books I highly recommend this and all the other books. A true classic all children should read A definate must
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! Great book for kids who are learning how to read and it's fun for adults too!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parents' cheet book ) My son is a picky eater and whenever he refuses to try new things we always recite this book - most of the time it helps with persuading him to try :-)
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book such a silly book so you can be silly with your kids, can't be in a bad mood after you read this and why not try making some green eggs for fun!
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic! This book is so great to read with children! Definitely recommend! :)
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Green Eggs and Ham Reviewing this book Sam, I am. Before I eat some eggs and ham. If you are a mother and a woman named Pam You simply must read Green Eggs and Ham!
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another classic! Dr. Suess' books are just so fantastic. Everyone loves reading them!
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE Dr.Seuss My daughter absolutely loves these books ! We almost have all of them :D
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Easy read and a class favourite
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is good across so many ages. My son loved it from 1 year and still loves is at almost 3!
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amusing for both Adults and Children This has been my child's favorite book for many years. It really helped reading it to her often. Now that she is starting to read she has no problems with this book. Word recognition is easier when they really enjoy the book.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Early Reading Classic Great book for early readers. Lots of repetition. Many sight words but a great introduction to them. Part of the childhood canon.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Read! This book is a fun, easy read for beginners. It allows them to build confidence as a reader in a fun way. It also has a great message for picky eaters.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable to read Nice book, enjoyable to read.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable to read Nice book, enjoyable to read.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic One of the best stories you can possibly read to your children
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another DrSeuss best#fave! Great! Classic! Kids love it! I love it (great as I need to read it multiple times!)
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic A catchy story. It never gets old.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book with a lesson This is a cute and funny book. But it also teaches children to try something before they decide they wont like it.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best! One of the best Dr Seuss books. Great for reading and rhyming. We love it!
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DR SEUSS IS THE BEST Have always loved Dr Seuss Books. Green Eggs and Ham has always been a favourite within my family as my dad used to read it to me when I was young
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's okay. It's definitely a classic children's book (although I never personally liked it as a kid).
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This book is a classic! Dr.Seuss is great!
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic A classic book every child should be exposed to.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Amazingly good children's book
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! Can never go wrong with this Dr. Seus classic. Great read for both parent and child. This book actually got my picky 2 year old to try new foods!
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great beginner reader! Green Eggs and Ham is a fun book that is perfect for early readers and picky eaters! It has a great message about not being afraid to try new things. This is another classic book that you will want on your bookshelf! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot of fun A lot of fun for kids and parents. It teaches kids not to be afraid of try new things in their life.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! One of my favourite childhood books!
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for learners This is a great book for children just learning to read. All the rhyming can help as they work through the book. I is a fun story with great pictures.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good book Great beginner book to learn to read! And who doesn't love a good Seuss book with lots of silliness and rhyming words.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great learn to read book Lots of rhyming words, lots of repetition, Great book for beginning readers.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids love it! My kids love it and live to read it themselves
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Fun book about giving something different a chance
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Silly fun for kids Got this for my one year old. We love all dr Seuss books
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Very fun story to read. Kids love the silliness of Dr. Seuss.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Very silly story my children love to hear again and again.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So silly! This book really is silly, but the kiddos go crazy for it! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift! Purchased the hardcover for my 4-year-old cousin as a birthday gift, and he absolutely loved it! He really enjoyed the story itself and the colours - he'd basically carry it everywhere with him.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Kids love reading Dr. Seuss; great tool to use when learning to read.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for early readers! I brought this book with me to a tutoring session and the student loved it! We were able to talk about why it was so easy to read- rhyming words, repeated words, and pictures to help give clues if needed.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Nonsenseical Dr. Seuss It's virtually impossible not to love the whimsy in any Dr. Seuss book that inspires a youngster to embrace the love of reading.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful A classic kids book and one of the best out there!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Fun rhyming book for early readers - a classic
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed This book brings back memories. It was fun to read as a kid.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book always drove me a little crazy... ...But my lil one loves it!! Gotta love it! And it's super fun to read outloud!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite My favourite Dr. Seuss book ever. After reading it once to my daughter, it's now hers too!
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Dr Seuss book A fun book that my kids enjoy.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from favourite My children love this book. Rhyming text and fun storyline.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Green Eggs and Ham A classic! My daughter loves this book.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great early reader book! My son is 5 and is having a bit of troubles with learning to read so far but with books like this, it makes learning to read something really fun for him and us alike.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good book Was my childhood story book.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss I think Seuss is a genius at two distinct genres of children's lit -- the message book and the early reader. This is the book in which I feel that he best balances the two. From the message side, Sam teaches us about persistence while his unnamed, sceptical pal learns that one need not cling desperately to an old idea because ideas (like tastes in oddly coloured foodstuffs) can change. But it's also a great example of what a child's reader should be. It has an engaging plot, but effectively uses repetition of simple, rhyming words to enable the developing reader to begin reading along quickly. And the illustrations are brilliant as the Seussian ones always are.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I do so like green eggs and ham. Green Eggs and Ham was one of my favorite children's books when I was little. My children love it, especially when you read it to them in different voices for the different characters. It's a book with repetitive words that rhyme. Great for beginners just learning to read.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for Early Readers This would be the first Dr Seuss book I would recommend reading. While it is long, it only has 50 different words, so it is very good for beginning readers so they can practice those 50 words. Also quite repetitive, and it rhymes.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic My kids love this book. Easy to keep their attention.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Dr Seuss My son absolutely adors this book. Can't wait to get him more Dr. Seuss books
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love Dr. Seuss my daughter loves the Dr. Seuss books, including this classic! A great addition to our collection!
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love Dr. Seuss my daughter loves the Dr. Seuss books, including this classic! A great addition to our collection!
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How could you go wrong with Seuss? You can't. Another great one!!
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it We read this over and over but it never gets old! A definite classic.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic Dr. Suess love reading again and again
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Classic Definitely use this book for practicing with your young child reading. A classic.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious book for kids The best thing is seeing your children love reading this book, and asking to read the book while eating food from the book.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good #plumreview Wonderful, fun with words and rhyme. Impossible to get out of your head for the rest of the day.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Classic Dr. Seuss, a must read! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This is a classic kids story and a family favorite at our house!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-have classic Loving this book since my own childhood, and now reading it to my daughter!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic book! I liked the colors that were used in this story.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still one of my favorites! As a child I basically memorized this book! I read it almost every day, as I got older it's still a classic. I love reading it to anyone who will listen as it is so fun to read and to see others enjoy it as much as I do.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh, Dr Seuss. You just can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss. All of these books teach great lessons. This was one of my favourites.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolute must have! I've read this book to my kids for four years and they still love it, an amazing book that is funny, creative, and simple to read.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! "Green Eggs and Ham" is one of my favourite stories from Dr. Suess (both as a kid, and as an adult)! As a picky eater, the book is relatable! Very funny and very Suess-like!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic! I loved this book when I was a kid, and my 2 year old daughter loves it now!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic read I loved this when I was little and now I love reading it to my son. He enjoys the illustrations and rhymes. thumbs up!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Book I loved this book when I was a child and I will read it to my children and grand children.
Date published: 2015-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great classic Growing up this was my favorite book not only because my name is sam and I have always been called Sam-I-Am, but because of the enjoyment I have always gotten from this book. Sam-I-Am only wanted his freind to try some green eggs and ham, but because of the way they looked he wouldn't eat them anywhere or with anything. Once he finally tried them he realized that Sam was right, they were great and he would now eat them anywhere and with anything or anyone. Dr. Seuss is a great author and I have enjoyed all of his books, but Green eggs and ham is by far my favorite one to read. I have read it to my nephew several times and he enjoys it also. Dr. Seuss like many authors had some ups and downs with his books, but in the end has many books out there that both young and old get to enjoy and I appreciate all the work he has done.
Date published: 2009-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT!!! My baby is only 4 months old, but he goes nuts when i read him this book. He love it!
Date published: 2008-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPER the book is funny the people too. I love Dr.Seuss books!
Date published: 2006-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from book for all ages Reading this book at age 6 or 26 or 66, you will enjoy it as if your reading it for the first time. This is a great book for a family to read together. Also a great book for a young child to learn how to read. Everyone should read this book every 10 years or so.
Date published: 2006-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! this is a teriffic book for children my brother reads it every night
Date published: 2004-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kids Book Reading Green Eggs and Ham to my son was as enjoyable from him as it was for me. The pictures were very help full for my son to understand some of the words. Overall I give Green Eggs and Ham 2 thumbs up.
Date published: 2000-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for people of any age When I first read this book, I must have been about 4, now I am 14 and I still love it. It is one of my all-time favourites. Dr. Seuss was a genius in his time, he had the ability to make the ordinary, like eggs and ham, into a hillarious work of art that anyone with half a sense of humour will LOVE. I recently read this to my 2 year old cousin, she adored it even though she couldn't understand all of it, she loved it because of how funny some of the words sound. It is also a great read for anyone who just needs cheering up; you can't help but laugh at this incredably funny book.
Date published: 2000-08-24

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 mind.

Editorial Reviews

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

Employee Review

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.