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 places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with,...


Details Green Eggs and Ham

TitleGreen Eggs and Ham
ISBN9780394800165
Author
Release DateMar 29th, 1988
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages62 pages
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Classics, Fiction
Rating

Reviews Green Eggs and Ham

  • Mark Lawrence
    2012-09-18
    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...
  • Peter
    2007-10-04
    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 les...
  • Brad
    2008-09-07
    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 TëAnd we will read it night and day. And I will read it to my ScoutAnd 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...
  • Manny
    2014-01-25
    I do not think that Doctor SeussShould be a God, like Thor or ZeusAnd if you hate Green Eggs and HamMy Dear, I could not give a Damn
  • Mikey
    2009-10-17
    Mommy: "What did you think?"Mikey: "That was easy, Mommy! I read it so fast!! I like that book. I did a good job, right Mommy?"Mommy: "Yes, baby. A very good job!"Mikey: "I read that one without any help! I want to read it again."Mommy: "Yes you did, baby. Okay, now how many stars?"Mikey: "5 Mommy. It's my favorite!!"Mommy: "Sure baby, lets log it into Goodreads..."(Mommy logging it in, while Mikey is reading the book again. =) Perfect for 1st gr...
  • Jason Koivu
    2010-06-24
    An epic poem for the ages! Until recently only heard orally as passed down from the mouths of ancient sages (my mom and dad), I just picked up this tome and realized the eggs and the ham were green. SICK! No wonder the poor target of Sam-I-Am's incessant torment didn't want to eat the horrible looking stuff!I admire an author who can seamlessly incorporate their opinion. However, I must say that is the one failure of Green Eggs and Ham. The negat...
  • Josh
    2008-05-11
    An exciting epic story about the battle between good and evil, It really makes you question life the universe and everything.
  • Nathan
    2007-10-01
    Roughly fifteen years ago, when I was just starting out in high school, nothing in the world was more subversive or thought-provoking for me than staying up late on the weekend and watching Saturday Night Live. Around the same time, I think during the final year or two of the Reagan administration (my memory is not so good), the Reverend Jesse Jackson made a cameo appearance on the Weekend Update segment. He read Green Eggs and Ham. No adlibbing,...
  • Jilly
    2016-05-11
    I had to pick a childhood book for my 2016 Reading Challenge with the Machalo group, so this one wins. Why? I have it memorized. It was required reading for me according to my children so that they would go to sleep at night. Something about the repetitive wording would lull them off to dreamland.
  • Yulia
    2008-05-29
    Sometimes things aren't so bad as we imagine them.
  • Tim
    2008-04-18
    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, skeptical pal learns that one need not cling desperately to an old idea because ideas (like tastes in oddly colored foodstuffs) can change. But it's also a great example of what a child's reader should ...
  • Amy
    2011-01-27
    I never appreciated Green Eggs and Ham when I was a kid. I mean, it was ok, and it was Dr. Seuss, but it is a book about green eggs and ham. When my niece and nephew were born, however, all that changed. I should say, when my very strong-willed, don't-take-no-for-an-answer, nag-the-grown-ups-until-they-break-down-sobbing niece and nephew were born, Green Eggs and Ham read like a completely different book to me. That Sam-I-Am drives this poor... w...
  • Lisa
    2014-05-06
    5 "I DO NOT LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM. I DO NOT LIKE THEM SAM I AM." Stars!My four year old daughter adores this book. I can recite this book without even opening it up. Sigh! That is how many times I have read it! ;)
  • Ferdy
    2015-08-13
    Lots of fun. Loved all the different rhymes, they were cleverly written with how simple and catchy they were, the illustrations were great as well and perfectly depicted the absurdity of Sam-I-Am and No-name's back and forth about the green eggs and ham. Wish I'd read it as a child though, would have absolutely adored it then.
  • Sam
    2007-04-22
    On the surface, this seams to be a simple tale of learning to like things you never tried. but if you dig deeper, you find a much more sinister manifesto filled with mind control and evil world domination. Yes, I may be treading on thin ice but many have overlooked the subtext and true purpose of this microtome.Be cautious if you plan on reading this book. not many can remain the same once they have peered into a bucket of pure truth.
  • Jose Monarrez
    2016-11-08
    “Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.”No hay mucho que decir... solo que estoy descubriendo que Dr. Seuss es el autor que debí empezar a leer cuando quise empezar a aprender inglés... es fácil y entretenido, imaginativo y didáctico, pero todo esto de una forma rara.“I will not eat them in a house, i will not eat them with a mouse,i will not eat them in a box i will not eat them with a fox, i will not eat them he...
  • Alexxy
    2015-11-08
    WTF?!I understand the moral of the story. I also understand this is a children's book. Doesn't make it less stupid. Good god it was short!
  • Bil
    2016-11-22
    I was confused at first to why use an unusual color for eggs and ham. The story clearly had a deeper meaning to it but I didn’t really grasp it. It didn’t matter though since I found the rhymes catchy and I couldn’t stop reciting them in my mind as I read the lines.
  • Stephen
    2010-08-15
    3.0 stars. One of those books that everyone read and loved as a child and I was no exception. What was truly special was reading this book to my five year old daughter and re-living the magic through her eyes.
  • Carina Mcdonagh
    2012-03-27
    'Green Eggs and Ham' by Dr. Seuss is a delectable tongue twister of a story. The simple lexis is constantly repeated and turned on its' head to make for a fast paced, action packed rhythmic tale. The simple premise for the story is 'Sam I Am' trying to persuade or force his very unwilling friend to try green eggs and ham. Through this process the pair travel to different places and meet interesting characters. By the end of the story 'Sam I Am' m...
  • Jonathan
    2012-02-02
    I think I see where Dr. Seuss was headed with his books. Clearly he was a man of great culture. I mean think about it. He was into green eggs and ham*; he had a wocket in his pocket (most fashionable)**; he may have travelled a little but as is clearly even more fashionable he encouraged others to travel to imaginary lands***; he described in meticulous detail how an acquaintance of his stole Christmas****; he wrote of another acquaintance's atte...
  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    2013-06-13
    I think this book and Seuss's Cat in the Hat are his two most famous books, and I'm pretty sure this is one (maybe the only one) I did read as a kid.For the adult reader (reading aloud to kids, no doubt), it's a repetitive, long, and obvious book: Sam offers some green eggs and ham to his grumpy older friend (who remains nameless), and this friend gets angrier and angrier the more Sam tries to convince him to try them (and you can't blame the ang...
  • Jason
    2013-07-14
    The best book of rhyming ever! Pretty sure Dr Seuss invented rhyming. The illustrations are like an acid trip, so always a good book to read to your kids. I've read this many times and it's my favourite kids book.EDIT: just read this two more times to my daughter. I've read quite a few Dr Seuss books lately and this is still easily my favourite. During this reading I realised how much my daughter is like the green eggs and ham hater in the book, ...
  • Chris
    2008-10-28
    I read somewhere that Green Eggs and Ham was written on a dare. Dr. Seuss was dared to write a story using 50 different words or less. Those 50 words have become one of the greatest books in our families library.When I was young, this was THE book I would bring home from school. Every Wed. for 2 months, I would check our Green Eggs and Ham. My mom called the school and asked them not to let me check it out anymore. Now, many years later, I still ...
  • Manybooks
    2009-12-09
    I have always much loved Green Eggs and Ham. Both Dr. Seuss' poetic, rhythmic text and his accompanying illustrations are entertaining and enchanting (a sweet delight, with movement, joy and exuberant silliness), and yet, the presented underlying message also shows a basic and important, necessary truth (to not simply and categorically insist that one does not enjoy a certain food, but to actually try it first, that one needs to at least taste a ...
  • midnightfaerie
    2012-03-18
    You have to live in a box not to know who Dr. Seuss is. Out of all of his books, this one has always been one of my favorites. On the top of my list, because of the pictures, and the lesson involved, it teaches a child to try something before automatically deciding whether or not he likes it. It also has trains in it, which I completely forgot, and which was a big win with my twin 3 yr olds. I also, love reading Dr. Seuss books, the flow of the r...
  • Miriam
    2008-06-22
    I was very open to trying new foods as a kid, but Sam I Am actually makes me want to refuse them just because he's such a pushy jerk.
  • Kathryn
    2015-04-09
    Revisited Green Eggs and Ham for the first time in many years. It was certainly a part of my childhood, though never one of my favorite Seuss books. I think as a kid I got a little frustrated with Sam continuing to pester and it seemed too repetitive. Now, of course, I can appreciate Seuss's genius in creating a story with so few words though I do still feel it's a tad long especially as my two year old son enjoys it very much for about the first...