Green Eggs and Ham

book by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham is a book by Dr. Seuss. It was first published in 1960. Publishers Weekly says that it had sold fourth-most copies of any children's book ever as of 2001.[1] In this story, Sam-I-Am pesters Guy-Am-I to eat green eggs and ham. However, Guy refuses, insisting that he does not like them until the end. It received an animated adaption in 1973.

Green Eggs and Ham
AuthorDr. Seuss
Cover artistDr. Seuss
CountryUnited States
SeriesBeginner Books
GenreChildren's literature
PublisherRandom House
The Living Books Company
Publication date
August 12, 1960
Preceded byOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish 
Followed byThe Sneetches and Other Stories 

Words change

Green Eggs and Ham is one of Seuss's "Beginner Books", written using very simple words for beginning readers. There are only fifty different words, of which 49 have only one syllable. The one exception is "anywhere". The fifty words used 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. 45 of the 50 words (all words except box, car, Sam, train and try) are Germanic.

References change

  1. "All-Time Bestselling Children's Books". December 17, 2001, Publishers Weekly.

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