Green Eggs and Ham
|Cover artist||Dr. Seuss|
The Living Books Company
|August 12, 1960|
|Preceded by||One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish|
|Followed by||The Sneetches and Other Stories|
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. 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.
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 words except box, car, Sam, train and try) are Germanic.
References[change | change source]
- "All-Time Bestselling Children's Books". December 17, 2001, Publishers Weekly.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Seussville: various Green Eggs and Ham items