Green Eggs and Ham (Beginner Books(R)) [Hardcover]

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Sam-I-Am tries to persuade his friend to try green eggs and ham

Publishers Description

"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 places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with, gets longer and longer. Follow Sam-I-am as he insists that this unusual treat is indeed a delectable snack to be savored everywhere and in every way.
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

Item Specifications...

Pages   72
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.16" Width: 6.7" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 12, 1960
Publisher   Random House Books for Young Readers
Age  3-5
ISBN  0394800168  
EAN  9780394800165  
UPC  079808007993  

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About this Author/Artist
Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904.  After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising.  His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!,  appeared in several leading American magazines.  Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever!  In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books.  This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills.  Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents.  In the process, he helped kids learn to read.<br><br>Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages.  Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.

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The Greatest American Philosopher  May 12, 2008
As a mom of a 24 and an 8 year old (I know . . . big surprise) I am firmly of the opinion that Dr. Seuss is the greatest American philosopher! In this book he urges us to try things that we may be afraid of or even repelled by. Many folks think this book applies only to food but I think he is urging us to be more brave in all avenues of life. We need to listen to those around us urging us expand our horizons. I believe that if we go for it and 'take a bite of the egg and ham' then we too will say "Thank you, thank you Sam-I-am."
Fun for kids and adults!  May 12, 2008
I forgot how much I loved this book until I began reading it for my 3-year-old. She loves it, and I love reading it to her (unlike the ELMO books which our daughter loves and I dread). You really can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss. The illustrations are imaginative and the writing is really a work of genius in children's literature. I can't recommend this highly enough.
I do like Green Eggs and Ham  May 10, 2008
Being the cruel and heartless person that I am, it was been years since I have bothered to so much think about this book. But, it being the week of the celebration of Dr. Seuss I have been reading various Suessian books to them. I forgot what a fun tongue-twister of a tale this was! My kids were able to repeat entire sections of the book with me and the illustrations are entirely animated without moving. Awesome book.
Green Eggs and Ham  May 10, 2008
This is such a fun book. Who doesn't love Dr. Suess's Green Eggs and Ham? Great rhmes, a lot of sight words and a lesson about trying things before you decide how you feel about them.
A powerful aid for anyone struggling with Cartesian method.  Apr 27, 2008
This work, I find, is most easily read as a very simple allegory; Sam-I-Am is, of course, René Descartes (his name is a clever clue to this fact; a clear reference to Descartes' famous "I think, therefore I am" statement, which we can extend upon this reading to "I think, therefore I am Sam!"), while the unnamed character represents the millions of unnamed target readers of Descartes' "Discourse on the Method". The first rule of Cartesian method--that we cannot accept anything as true that we do not know for certain--is the work's primary focus; the unnamed character accepts his dislike for green eggs and ham as truth, despite the fact that he does not know this for certain. In accordance with Descartes' first rule, Sam-I-Am knows the unnamed character must try green eggs and ham before he can take such assumptions as truth. However, the book also explores Descartes' provisional axioms on customs and culture: that we must maintain custom in our public lives while we are searching for truth. This is illustrated by Sam-I-Am's willingness to illuminate the truth on a plane, on a train, in a box, with a fox, and in various other states that may exemplify Seussian culture. The pictures and incessant rhyming sometimes distract from the true focus of the work, but I still find it an invaluable resource in Cartesian studies.

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