Who would ever think that Green Eggs and Ham would be delicious? This grumpy grouch insists that he doesn’t… until Sam-I-am pesters him to try it!

"Would you like them
in a house?
Would you like them
with a mouse?"

"Would you? Could you?
In a car?
Eat them! Eat them!
Here they are."

This wonderful narration by a grumpy grouch and persistence by the young Sam-I-am make this a story that you will enjoy reading to your child!

Why kids will love it

  • Children will love Sam-I-am’s crazy suggestions of how to eat the Green Eggs and Ham – in a box, with a fox, in a house, with a mouse, on a goat, with a boat… the list goes on!
  • Dr. Seuss’s illustrations capture the expressions of the characters so well. Children can follow the story of the bright-eyed Sam-I-am and the cranky grouch just by looking at the pictures!
  • The book’s simple vocabulary is easy for kids to understand, and not daunting for kids when they start reading it themselves.
  • The rhyming and rhythmic language are enjoyable to listen to and very entertaining.

Why parents will love it

  • Part of Dr Seuss’ ‘Green back books’, Green Eggs and Ham is ideal for children who are just beginning to read on their own. The simple language and fun rhymes make it easy to read, which builds confidence.
  • Once your child has learned to read this book, you will know they have another 50 words under their belt, because that’s how many words are in the entire story!
    They are: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you.
  • If your child is not open to trying new things, this book is a great way to show them that they can’t know what they like until they try it!
  • I enjoy reading this to my children because I can easily add expression for each character – especially the grouch! "Not on a train! Not in a tree! Not in a car! Sam! Let be be!"
  • Dr Seuss’ trademark style of writing with rhyme, rhythm and repetition make reading fun and exciting for children. The subject matter is also interesting to children so reading is never a bore.

Dr Seuss

Born Theodor Seuss Geisel, he was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist who was most commonly known for the children’s books he wrote and illustrated as Dr. Seuss.

Geisel published nearly 50 children’s books, with a distinct style of rhyming, rhythmic language. Just some of his most popular books include Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. Many of his works have been developed into television series, musicals and films.

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