Green Eggs and Ham

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Ishi Press International, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 62 pages
Green Eggs and Ham is almost without doubt the most popular children's book of all time. Dr. Seuss first published it in August, 1960. The vocabulary of the text consists of just fifty different words and was the result of an assignment to Dr. Seuss that Dr. Seuss could complete an entire book using so few words. The 50 words are: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you. Dr. Seuss wrote many popular books, including If I Ran the Zoo, (1950), Horton Hears a Who (1955), If I Ran the Circus (1956), The Cat in the Hat (1957), and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957).

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Teaching children to read is made so much easier by simple texts that are humorous and engaging, rather than the old “Dick and Jane” type fare. Dr. Seuss had a knack for knowing how to make kids laugh ... Read full review

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This book follows Sam-I-Am in trying to convince the narrator to try green eggs and ham. Read full review

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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. He wrote and illustrated more than 45 picture books under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. His first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was published in 1937. His other books included The Cat in the Hat, The Butter-Battle Book, The Lorax, The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, Fox in Socks: Dr. Seuss's Book of Tongue Tanglers, What Pet Should I Get?, and Oh, the Places You'll Go. In 1984, he received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature. He died of oral cancer on September 24, 1991 at the age of 87.

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