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Green Eggs and Ham: Green Back Book (Dr. Seuss - Green Back Book) Paperback – 6 May 2003

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; Rebranded edition edition (6 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007158467
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007158461
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 0.6 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This timeless Dr. Seuss classic was first published in 1960, and has been delighting readers ever since. Sam-I-Am is as persistent as a telemarketer, changing as many variables as possible in the hopes of convincing the nameless sceptic that green eggs and ham are a delicacy to be savoured. He tries every manner of presentation with this nouvelle cuisine--in a house, with a mouse, in a box, with a fox, with a goat, on a boat--to no avail. Then finally, finally the doubter caves in under the tremendous pressure exerted by the tireless Sam-I-Am. And guess what? Well, you probably know what happens, but even after reading Green Eggs and Ham for the thousandth time, the climactic realization that green eggs and ham are "so good, so good, you see" is still a rush. As usual, kids will love Dr. Seuss's wacky rhymes and whimsical illustrations--and this time, they might even be so moved as to finally take a taste of their broccoli. (Ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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“[Dr. Seuss] has…instilled a lifelong love of books, learning and reading [in children]” – The Telegraph

“Dr. Seuss ignites a child’s imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses” – The Express

“The magic of Dr. Seuss, with his hilarious rhymes, belongs on the family bookshelf” – Sunday Times Magazine

“The author… has filled many a childhood with unforgettable characters, stunning illustrations, and of course, glorious rhyme” – The Guardian

“Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.” – The Express

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By A Customer on 19 Nov. 2002
Format: 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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My son was brought this book by a great aunt, who is also a primary school teacher, when he was almost three. Both him and my younger son (one at the time) loved the rhyming text. The story is very clever and has encouraged my son to try any food even if he doesn't like the look of it. A fantastic fun book which entertains and enlightens children.
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I would not eat Green Eggs and Ham
I would though read it, oh yes maam
For in this tale of silly food
There is no doubt fulfilling good
Who wouldn't find it appetising?
Who could read it realising
That things aren't always what they seem
Life can sometimes be a dream
And in that dream a wonder starts
That really strives to touch our hearts
with such a simple verse and tale
One could hardly think to fail
The premise here is most absurd
Using the most simple word
And no complex sentence structure
No moralistic high brow lecture
Just a simple tale of love
Hidden low and up above
And permeates on every page
To reach the souls of every age
Happy birthday to you this day
May you have your eggs your way
In heaven as we read below
The pleasing tale of eggs aglow
With some weird dye, an Irish egg?
I've had green beer, was it a keg?
But this should be a family verse
and green beer does become too terse
So now, dear friend, go buy the book
Open it up and take a look
You'll never be sorry, you'll never frown
This short tale won't let you down
And may you be just who you are
We're all Sam, both near and far
But we're ourselves, and this is true
This book was meant for me and you.
If Dr. Seuss is best known as the author of 'The Cat in the Hat', this text is a very close second. Its simple rhyme scheme and vocabulary is a perfect exemplar of Seussian construction, making it delightful for both children and adults. The vocabulary expands from that of 'The Cat in the Hat', making this almost a stealth-educational tool -- stealth in that children don't realise they're learning, and often adults don't realise that the playful use of language is educational.
This is a must for every child's library. They needn't be named Sam.
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Many parents have the chore of reading bedtime tales to their little ones. At the end of a long, hard day it's probably the last thing on your wishlist of things to do(crashing out is probaly the first)
This little smasher is the antidote to the BTS (bed time story) Blues ... once you've started, you just let the story just bounce along until at the end, everyone's smiley again..
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This was the first book i was ever able to read. My father used to read it to me and then i back to him every night and i never grew bored of it.
This book is one that is not only very funny, but also teaches us to try new things and not cast things away until we have experienced them. This book is extremely positive and i would recommend it to readers of all ages.
This book got me into reading.
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I am not going to single out one title in particular because each title is a gem.

Every person young and old should own the Dr Seuss collection.

My dad bought the collection for my eldest when he was 3.

Back then he used to think the stories were funny and he loved the pictures.

Now seven years old, he can see that the stories are also clever. He is understanding and pointing out the life lessons...... they are making him think! They make me think!!

I have another 3 year old now and he loves them just as much as his big brother.

They are bouncy and hypnotic, clever and funny, deep and light hearted, shaming (points the mirror sometimes), lifting and encouraging........ really, really wonderful.

Thank you Dad for giving me and my children Dr Seuss!
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