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- I love how Dr. Seuss was challenged to write a book with only 50 words.
- I like that it shows kids they need to step outside the box and try out new things.
This book is a personal favorite. I think its great for a kids read to show them that stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things isn't all that bad. Its also written by Dr. Seuss so kids will find it hilarious!
Sam I Am: Sam I am tries to get his friend to eat the green eggs and ham.
The Man: He doesn't want to eat green Eggs and Ham.
Green Eggs and Ham: The titular MacGuffan
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“I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam-I-Am.”
“You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may. Try them and you may, I say.”
“"I do not like them here or there I do not like the anywhere!"”
“Sam, if you will let me be, I will try them, you will see... Hey! I like Green Eggs and Ham! I do! I like them Sam-I-am!”
“I do no like green eggs and ham.I do not like them Sam - I - Am!”
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Don't be afraid to try something new because you may be missing out.: Sam adamatly refuses throughout the book to try Green Eggs and Ham, a decision he has made based soley on what they look like. They don't look very good, so therefore, they can't be very tasty.
Series & Listsedit
This book is in I CAN READ IT ALL BY MYSELF Beginner Books. (publisher series)
This is book 135 of 194 in Shelfari Most Popular (December 2010). (authoritative list)
This is book 14 of 25 in All-Time Favorite Children's Books. (community list)
This is book 151 of 195 in Shelfari Most Popular (June 2010). (authoritative list)
This is book 70 of 985 in 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. (authoritative list)
This book is in Dr. Seuss Beginner Books. (community list)
This is book 134 of 195 in Shelfari Most Popular (June 2011). (authoritative list)
This is book 134 of 195 in Shelfari Most Popular (December 2011). (authoritative list)
This is book 42 of 215 in Whitcoulls Kids' Top 50 (2011). (authoritative list)
This book is in Dr.Seuss Books. (community list)
Authors & Contributorsedit
Dr. Seuss (Author)
Original Language: English
Publisher: Random House
Country: United States
Publication Date: August 20, 1960
Page Count: 62
Whitcoulls Kids' Top 50 (2011) (2011, #44)
Library of Congress: PZ8.3.G276 Gr 2006
Notes for ParentseditReading Level: Baby - Age 3
You could read this to your kid at any age but what age they start to read on their own depends. Definitely a classic
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