Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham

“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...

Title:Green Eggs and Ham
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ISBN:0394800168
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:62 pages

Green Eggs and Ham Reviews

  • Peter

    This is a very complex story of two gentlemen from two very different walks of life. Introvert, extrovert... good, evil... Democrat, Republican... you get the idea. It also parallels the generational gap between those set in their ways, and those willing to venture out and explore perhaps a different approach to life. However you dissect it, there is an initial, almost uncomfortable clash between the two main characters in this saga. None the less, you cannot help but continue to turn the pages

    This is a very complex story of two gentlemen from two very different walks of life. Introvert, extrovert... good, evil... Democrat, Republican... you get the idea. It also parallels the generational gap between those set in their ways, and those willing to venture out and explore perhaps a different approach to life. However you dissect it, there is an initial, almost uncomfortable clash between the two main characters in this saga. None the less, you cannot help but continue to turn the pages as you delve into this story, no matter how uncomfortable it may seem at the time. You find yourself relating to either of the characters, and perhaps even a little of both. The main crux of the story relates one man, Sam I Am, trying to please the elderly statesman into venturing into unknown worlds. The elderly character, who is nameless, seems old and set in his ways, seeming to fall back onto years of wisdom, and contradictally, foolishness, as he puts up walls between himself and Sam. Sam is relentless in his persuit to please the elder. Houses, foxes, goats, tunnels, trains, boats, mice. The story finally climaxes as the two characters have experienced a horrendous shipwreck, and as they are fighting for their lives together in the angry sea, the culmination of Sam's efforts converge into one page... a page without a word being spoken. The elder gentleman finally steps outside of his comfort zone, and realizes that he has wasted much energy fighting the personal demons that dwelled inside him. Rescued and back on shore, Sam and the gentleman forge a relationship that is much stronger than it could have ever been, had neither character played the "give and take" game that solidifies our own relationships we experience in our own lives. We see a little (or a lot) of each one of us in both characters, and I believe that the author is trying to deliver a message for generations to come about the importance of harmony in relationships.

    I highly recommend this book. You can easily finish it in a weekend. Once you start, it will be hard to put down.

  • Brad

    Say! I love Green Eggs and Ham.

    I do! I love it Seuss-I-am.

    So I will read it with Miloš

    Or he will read it cause he's precoš.

    And I will read it with my Të

    And we will read it night and day.

    And I will read it to my Scout

    And she will love it, I have no doubt.

    And I will read it in the rain.

    And I will read it on the train.

    And I will read it in my socks.

    And I will read it with a fox.

    And I will read it in the shower.

    And I will read it every hour.

    And I will read it doing dishes.

    And I will read it w

    Say! I love Green Eggs and Ham.

    I do! I love it Seuss-I-am.

    So I will read it with Miloš

    Or he will read it cause he's precoš.

    And I will read it with my Të

    And we will read it night and day.

    And I will read it to my Scout

    And she will love it, I have no doubt.

    And I will read it in the rain.

    And I will read it on the train.

    And I will read it in my socks.

    And I will read it with a fox.

    And I will read it in the shower.

    And I will read it every hour.

    And I will read it doing dishes.

    And I will read it with the fishes.

    I will read it here or there.

    Say! I will read it ANYWHERE!

    I do so love Green Eggs and Ham.

    Thank you. Thank you, Seuss-I-am.

    thanks to Bird Brian.

  • Mark Lawrence

    There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who like green eggs and ham, and those who don't.

    Well, three. Those who like green eggs and ham. Those who don't. And those who like the green eggs but not the ham. It's just ham, not green ham. We should get that straight. Oh, correction, it's green ham too.

    Anyhow four kinds of people. The haters, the likers, the green egg but not green hammers, and the green hammers but not green eggs.

    Actually I guess there are the people who would eat them wit

    There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who like green eggs and ham, and those who don't.

    Well, three. Those who like green eggs and ham. Those who don't. And those who like the green eggs but not the ham. It's just ham, not green ham. We should get that straight. Oh, correction, it's green ham too.

    Anyhow four kinds of people. The haters, the likers, the green egg but not green hammers, and the green hammers but not green eggs.

    Actually I guess there are the people who would eat them with a fox, but not in a box. And some who would eat them with a fox, in a box, on a train, but not with a goat.

    Ok. So there are lots of kinds of people in the world. Dr Seuss invents diversity. Kudos.

    Really the book is about the key existential question in the 20th and 21st centuries. Green food, yes or no, and under what conditions. It's a metaphor for where a man ... or woman ... or thing called Sam ... draws the line.

    Where people, where will you draw that line?

    Green eggs and (green) ham is a cipher for our age, an antithesis to the jejune, a whirlwind of growing complexity into which we pour our souls and come face to face with the naked question - will we try them? Try them and we may, I say.

    Seuss offers us a black and white and green question - do we like them? But this devolves into shades of grey (green), we're crippled with choice, seduced by the rhythm, shocked by the goat.

    In the end, my friends, there are only two kinds of people. Those who push the 'like' button on my review of Green Eggs and Ham, and those who suck.

    ..

  • Manny

    I do not think that Doctor Seuss

    Should be a God, like Thor or Zeus

    And if you hate Green Eggs and Ham

    My Dear, I could not give a Damn

  • James

    4 of 5 stars to

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    in 1960. Another delightful children's book full of wonderful images and fantastic rhymes. These are amazing books to use as tools that engages young kids in reading at a very early age. The topic in this one... Sam-I-Am and all the places to eat green eggs and ham! On some levels, the things they eat and the places they go are not appropriate for kids, but it's meant as humor and fun... so I let those things

    4 of 5 stars to

    , a picture book written by

    in 1960. Another delightful children's book full of wonderful images and fantastic rhymes. These are amazing books to use as tools that engages young kids in reading at a very early age. The topic in this one... Sam-I-Am and all the places to eat green eggs and ham! On some levels, the things they eat and the places they go are not appropriate for kids, but it's meant as humor and fun... so I let those things go. Another book to read with a child... not hand off and hope (s)he figures it out. And Dr. Seuss has a world of characters children love and want to hear and see all the time. I'd definitely recommend this one as a starter book for your kids... even with some of the items to be careful over, when it comes to being funny versus truthful... and not giving off incorrect perceptions:

    I loved it as a child

    And I simply love it now

    But don't get too crazy or wild

    Nor caught up in the how

    Enjoy our famous friend

    The wonderful Dr. Seuss

    He likes to our ears just bend

    A fun and dandy ruse

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  • Alejandro

    One of the most charming tales to help kids to learn how to read.

    A brilliant work made only with fifty words, where forty-nine out of those words are monosyllables.

    Dr. Seuss, only him.

    Genius is an overstatement for a writer as him.

    Also, I think that besides helping to learn how to read,...

    ...this funny story helps to encourage k

    One of the most charming tales to help kids to learn how to read.

    A brilliant work made only with fifty words, where forty-nine out of those words are monosyllables.

    Dr. Seuss, only him.

    Genius is an overstatement for a writer as him.

    Also, I think that besides helping to learn how to read,...

    ...this funny story helps to encourage kids to try food that they haven’t eaten before, especially since “green” isn’t the most appetizing color for kids in food.

    So, you have a book that will help your kids to learn in two different fields of their growth...

    ...what else can you ask?


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