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 one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and othe...
Title:Green Eggs and HamFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:72 pages, 9.31 × 6.81 × 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


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.