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Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham (1960)

by Dr. Seuss

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  whybehave2002 | Jan 6, 2017 |
I enjoyed this book because the text was very engaging. This book is about a creature named Sam who tries to get his friend to eat green eggs and ham. His friend refuses to eat the meal. For example he says, "I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam-I-Am.' The big idea behind this book is that you should try new things because he ends up eating the green eggs and ham and liking it. ( )
  breannaamos | Dec 15, 2016 |
This is one of those books that makes me kind of groan internally when my child brings it over for me to read. I mean, I still read it, it's just SO repetitive. I know it's a classic and all. And maybe there's a lesson in it that's good for kids to learn. But it will never be one of my favorite Seuss books. ( )
  LauraTwitchell | Dec 12, 2016 |
This is great Dr. Seuss book. The word “not” is used 82 times. The characters include Sam-I-am, Mr. Negativity along with a cheerful mouse, fox, and goat. The book focuses on not wanting to try something that looks different. And after saying no so many times and then finally trying it, it is discovered that even though something looks different doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste good.

Comprehensive Strategy: Lessons can be made around the concept of trying new things. A question that can be used as a prompt: Have you ever had a strong judgment about something that you really thought you didn’t like and later discovered you really liked? ( )
  kafreehill | Dec 3, 2016 |
Summary: This is a classic children's book that kids of all ages love to read. It's just a simple poem that makes kids laugh about a man named Sam-I am who loves green eggs and ham! One of Dr. Suess's simple, yet deeply appreciated Children's books.

Personal Reaction: I, being the Dr. Suess fanatic that I am, was excited to read this book again. I want to do my first classroom theme as Dr. Suess, so I am sure my kids will hear this adorable little poem many times.

Classroom Extension:
1. I would have my kids write their own poem about their favorite food.
2. I would assign another Dr. Suess book for the class and ask them to identify different rhyming words.
  Shelby_Booker1214 | Nov 30, 2016 |
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I am Sam.
Do you like green eggs and ham?
I do not like them, Sam-I-am. I do not like green eggs and ham.
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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 skeptic that green eggs and ham are a delicacy to be savored. He tries every manner of presentation with this "nouveau 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 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 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)

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In verse, Sam-I-am tells of the virtues of green eggs and ham.

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