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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply brilliant, 19 Nov 2002
This review is from: Green Eggs and Ham: Miniature Edition (Dr Seuss Miniature Edition) (Hardcover)
Dr Suess was quite simply one of the 20th centuries greatest writers. Naturally, the childrens story genre is never seen in the same light of the 'great novels' but praise need be given where praise is due. The poetry, the homour, the depth of imagination, the vision to be able to delve into the child's mind and pluck out their inner fears, frolics, and fantasies; he did it all brilliantly!
In my humble opinion Green Eggs and Ham is the ultimate prize jewel in the crown of the good Dr's work. The plot is based (loosely!) on every childs fear of being forced to eat food they hate. Sam-I-Am takes us on a rollar coaster of a tall tale bound with the most classic of Dr Seuss's poetical wit and set to the most wonderfully drawn cartoons that help to open the child's imagination up to the ludicrous possibilities of the 'Seuss world'.
The story goes from the sublime to the ridiculous; this being the inevitable beatuiful place that all of Dr Suess's works end up. And any child will be left breathless, inspired, and more than likely in hysterics.
When I owned this book as a child I read it over and over until I knew it off-by-heart. I've probably read it over 50 times and if I sat down with a copy right now I would read it cover to cover and enjoy it just as much as ever.
If you have kids, know some kids, can find some kids (or like me if you just are a big kid!) buy this book and watch it be devoured and cherished. Thank you Dr. Suess, you are quite simply brilliant!
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Initial post: 1 Sep 2010 08:56:47 BDT
Damian Rana says:
I agree 110%, this is possibly the best children's book ever written. When you think what the main stream alternatives were at the time it must have come as a huge breath of fresh air when Dr. Seuss started writing such wonderful stories.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2011 03:16:49 BDT
Gord says:
Can you explain how you can agree 110% ???
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