Green Eggs and Ham

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...

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Green Eggs and Ham Reviews

  • 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 less, you cannot help but continue to turn the pages

    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 less, you cannot help but continue to turn the pages as you delve into this story, no matter how uncomfortable it may seem at the time. You find yourself relating to either of the characters, and perhaps even a little of both. The main crux of the story relates one man, Sam I Am, trying to please the elderly statesman into venturing into unknown worlds. The elderly character, who is nameless, seems old and set in his ways, seeming to fall back onto years of wisdom, and contradictally, foolishness, as he puts up walls between himself and Sam. Sam is relentless in his persuit to please the elder. Houses, foxes, goats, tunnels, trains, boats, mice. The story finally climaxes as the two characters have experienced a horrendous shipwreck, and as they are fighting for their lives together in the angry sea, the culmination of Sam's efforts converge into one page... a page without a word being spoken. The elder gentleman finally steps outside of his comfort zone, and realizes that he has wasted much energy fighting the personal demons that dwelled inside him. Rescued and back on shore, Sam and the gentleman forge a relationship that is much stronger than it could have ever been, had neither character played the "give and take" game that solidifies our own relationships we experience in our own lives. We see a little (or a lot) of each one of us in both characters, and I believe that the author is trying to deliver a message for generations to come about the importance of harmony in relationships.

    I highly recommend this book. You can easily finish it in a weekend. Once you start, it will be hard to put down.

  • 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 Të

    And we will read it night and day.

    And I will read it to my Scout

    And 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.

    And I will read it doing dishes.

    And I will read it w

    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 Të

    And we will read it night and day.

    And I will read it to my Scout

    And 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.

    And I will read it doing dishes.

    And I will read it with the fishes.

    I will read it here or there.

    Say! I will read it ANYWHERE!

    I do so love Green Eggs and Ham.

    Thank you. Thank you, Seuss-I-am.

    thanks to Bird Brian.

  • 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 grade confidence. )

  • 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 guess there are the people who would eat them wit

    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 guess there are the people who would eat them with a fox, but not in a box. And some who would eat them with a fox, in a box, on a train, but not with a goat.

    Ok. So there are lots of kinds of people in the world. Dr Seuss invents diversity. Kudos.

    Really the book is about the key existential question in the 20th and 21st centuries. Green food, yes or no, and under what conditions. It's a metaphor for where a man ... or woman ... or thing called Sam ... draws the line.

    Where people, where will you draw that line?

    Green eggs and (green) ham is a cipher for our age, an antithesis to the jejune, a whirlwind of growing complexity into which we pour our souls and come face to face with the naked question - will we try them? Try them and we may, I say.

    Seuss offers us a black and white and green question - do we like them? But this devolves into shades of grey (green), we're crippled with choice, seduced by the rhythm, shocked by the goat.

    In the end, my friends, there are only two kinds of people. Those who push the 'like' button on my review of Green Eggs and Ham, and those who suck.

    ....

  • 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.

  • 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:

    super

    If your ham and eggs are green, they are rancid. Of

    they are! That's what green

    They're made of poison now. You're going to get really sick. Tautological nightmare Sam I Am is trying to convince our protagonist - unnamed, like

    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:

    super

    If your ham and eggs are green, they are rancid. Of

    they are! That's what green

    They're made of poison now. You're going to get really sick. Tautological nightmare Sam I Am is trying to convince our protagonist - unnamed, like

    in Seuss's Kafkaesque universe - to eat rancid food. Understandably, our hero is reluctant. But Sam I Am won't quit. He uses increasingly brutal tactics to break our hero down. Here he is hitting him with a car.

    Soon Sam I Am will drive the car off a cliff into the ocean - a goat will be involved too, because why not - and here, near drowning, our hero is finally defeated.

    If this all sounds a little familiar, it's because it's

    the ending of

    Seuss, one of our darkest and most anguished writers, has a fascination with psychological torture. His nihilistic masterpiece

    presents a similar journey: a tormentor relentlessly brainwashes his hapless prey. It's

    with rhyming: "I was cured alright."

    The tactic at work here is manipulation to make the insane seem sane. If you repeat something enough times, even if it's gibberish it starts to sound like there must be a reasonable argument for it or people wouldn't keep bringing it up. You use simple words, short sentences. Dr. Seuss's publisher bet him that he couldn't write a book using only 50 words.

    uses exactly 50 words. They form a lunatic vortex.

    Well, no, says our hero. That...that sounds crazy, right? I would not, could not eat green eggs and ham in the dark! Not in the rain! Not on a train! But - but maybe if the chaos would just stop for a moment, I could eat some. Would that...would that be the new normal? If you say "Fake news" enough times, some people will believe that too. It's hard to keep remember what normal used to be. Were there rules? Did anyone follow them? You have to step back, again and again, and re-center yourself. You

    know what a sane world looks like. That food is green. It's made of poison. Don't let them break you.

  • James

    4 of 5 stars to

    , a picture book written by

    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 meant as humor and fun... so I let those things

    4 of 5 stars to

    , a picture book written by

    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 meant as humor and fun... so I let those things go. Another book to read with a child... not hand off and hope (s)he figures it out. And Dr. Seuss has a world of characters children love and want to hear and see all the time. I'd definitely recommend this one as a starter book for your kids... even with some of the items to be careful over, when it comes to being funny versus truthful... and not giving off incorrect perceptions:

    I loved it as a child

    And I simply love it now

    But don't get too crazy or wild

    Nor caught up in the how

    Enjoy our famous friend

    The wonderful Dr. Seuss

    He likes to our ears just bend

    A fun and dandy ruse

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  • Alejandro

    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 read,...

    ...this funny story helps to encourage k

    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 read,...

    ...this funny story helps to encourage kids to try food that they haven’t eaten before, especially since “green” isn’t the most appetizing color for kids in food.

    So, you have a book that will help your kids to learn in two different fields of their growth...

    ...what else can you ask?

  • Manny

    I do not think that Doctor Seuss

    Should be a God, like Thor or Zeus

    And if you hate Green Eggs and Ham

    My Dear, I could not give a Damn

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