Green Eggs and Ham

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Green Eggs and Ham  
Author Dr. Seuss
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Children's literature
Publisher Random House
Release date 1960
Media type Print (Hardcover and paperback)
OCLC Number 184476
Sequel to Happy Birthday to You!
Prequel to One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

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]

Words[change | change source]

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 but box, car, Sam, train and try) are Germanic.

References[change | change source]

  1. "All-Time Bestselling Children's Books". http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA186995.html. 17 December 2001, Publishers Weekly.

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