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
Release DateFeb 14th, 1988
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Classics, Fiction

Reviews Green Eggs and Ham

  • 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...
  • 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 les...
  • 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 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...
  • Starjustin
    First let me say I love Dr. Seuss. I just finished reading 'Green Eggs And Ham' with my granddaughter and we really enjoyed it. In short, the book teaches children to try something first before they decide they don't like something. The illustrations are great! I beleve we can all take a lesson from this one.
  • James
    Book Review 4 of 5 stars to Green Eggs and Ham, a picture book written by Dr. Seuss 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 ...
  • Alejandro
    Nutritive reading indeed!!! BOOKS THAT FEED YOUR HUNGER OF KNOWLEDGE Do you like green eggs and ham? I do not like them, Sam-I-am. I do not like green eggs and ham. 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...
  • Manny
    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
  • Alex
    Dr. Seuss's Orwellian dystopia finds him once again subverting reality in his funhouse world. He's not being subtle about it either. It's wild that there are whole generations who think this is cute:courtesy of this woman who is undoubtedly super niceIf your ham and eggs are green, they are rancid. Of course they are! That's what green means! They're made of poison now. You're going to get really sick. Tautological nightmare Sam I Am is trying to...
  • Mikey
    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...
  • Melki
    The Argyle Sweater by Scott HilburnOkay. I never heard this little story before. It seems this book . . . . . . was written on a bet. Bennett Cerf, co-founder of Random House and Seuss’s editor, bet him $50 that he couldn’t write a book using only 50 unique words. Seuss made it work with exactly 50—but Cerf never paid his debt. Seuss probably didn’t notice, as the book went on to become one of the best-selling picture books ever written (...
  • Josh
    An exciting epic story about the battle between good and evil, It really makes you question life the universe and everything.
  • Jilly
    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.
  • Jason Koivu
    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...
    5 Green Eggs and Ham ★'s “Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.” And yet another delightful book from the one and only Dr. Seuss :) It's loaded with wonderful images and fantastic rhymes. That the kids really get into and will love reading or singing along whichever you prefer. Green Eggs and Ham is really funny and silly and it's also a lot of fun. No wonder why it's a classic. The illustrations are big, bold and c...
  • James
    ‘Dr Seuss’ being the pen name under which Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote (taking his middle name and making full use of his Oxford University PhD in English literature) was the American born grandson of German immigrants to the US. Beginning his career in the late 1920’s as an illustrator and cartoonist, it wasn’t until nearly 30 years later that Seuss produced his classic series of children’s books that so many of us know and love.Never ha...
  • Nathan
    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,...
  • Tim
    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 ...
  • [Shai] Bibliophage
    I have to read this twice before I was able to grasp the moral lessons that this children's story book wants to impart to readers. I'm very much aware that target audience for these story books of Dr. Seuss are kids. I can't stop myself on reading them because the colorful illustrations and story are not only enticing, but because all of his books has a hidden moral lesson in them which adult readers could really appreciate.
  • Yulia
    Sometimes things aren't so bad as we imagine them.
  • berthamason
    Books like this make me wanna have children.
  • Amy
    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...
  • Wendi
    I love finding books for my son that I had when I was a kid, so when I recently came across a 50th anniversary edition of Green Eggs and Ham complete with shiny cover I had to get it to add to my 5yr old's bookshelf. This is definitely a book that has stood the test of time and an excellent piece of work considering Dr. Seuss completed it using just 50 words. I had a lot of fun reading it to my son. He laughed all throughout it and once we were d...
  • Alexxy
    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!
  • Nadin Adel
    I like the idea that you should never judge a book from its cover.Dr. Seuss way of writing stories in such rhythmic manner to teach kids - and even adults - lessons is really magnificent!You may watch an illustration through here:
  • Sam
    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.
  • Miriam
    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.
  • Ferdy
    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.
  • Tassa DeSalada
    I’ve read this book probably thousands of times and it’s still a favorite of mine. I can recite it by heart, and my children can do the same.
  • Stephen
    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.
  • Barry Cunningham
    One of my favourite children's books, so good I have my own copy. I read this to my children and Grandson, over and over, sometimes night after night as bed time reading. Marvellous messages make miraculous moments - there you see, I'm nowhere near as good!!