This is a very complex story of two gentlemen from two very different walks of life Introvert, extrovert good, evil Democrat, Republican you get the idea It also parallels the generational gap between those set in their ways, and those willing to venture out and explore perhaps a different approach to life However you dissect it, there is an initial, almost uncomfortable clash between the two main characters in this saga None the less, you cannot help but continue to turn the pages as you delve into this story, no matter how uncomfortable it may seem at the time You find yourself relating to either of the characters, and perhaps even a little of both The main crux of the story relates one man, Sam I Am, trying to please the elderly statesman into venturing into unknown worlds The elderly character, who is nameless, seems old and set in his ways, seeming to fall back onto years of wisdom, and contradictally, foolishness, as he puts up walls between himself and Sam Sam is relentless in his persuit to please the elder Houses, foxes, goats, tunnels, trains, boats, mice The story finally climaxes as the two characters have experienced a horrendous shipwreck, and as they are fighting for their lives together in the angry sea, the culmination of Sam s efforts converge into one page a page without a word being spoken The elder gentleman finally steps outside of his comfort zone, and realizes that he has wasted much energy fighting the personal demons that dwelled inside him Rescued and back on shore, Sam and the gentleman forge a relationship that is much stronger than it could have ever been, had neither character played the give and take game that solidifies our own relationships we experience in our own lives We see a little or a lot of each one of us in both characters, and I believe that the author is trying to deliver a message for generations to come about the importance of harmony in relationships.I highly recommend this book You can easily finish it in a weekend Once you start, it will be hard to put down. Book Review4 of 5 stars to Green Eggs and Ham, a picture book written by Dr Seuss in 1960 Another delightful children s book full of wonderful images and fantastic rhymes These are amazing books to use as tools that engages young kids in reading at a very early age The topic in this one Sam I Am and all the places to eat green eggs and ham On some levels, the things they eat and the places they go are not appropriate for kids, but it s meant as humor and fun so I let those things go Another book to read with a child not hand off and hope s he figures it out And Dr Seuss has a world of characters children love and want to hear and see all the time I d definitely recommend this one as a starter book for your kids even with some of the items to be careful over, when it comes to being funny versus truthful and not giving off incorrect perceptions I loved it as a childAnd I simply love it nowBut don t get too crazy or wildNor caught up in the howEnjoy our famous friendThe wonderful Dr SeussHe likes to our ears just bendA fun and dandy ruseAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators. Say I love Green Eggs and Ham I do I love it Seuss I am So I will read it with Milo Or he will read it cause he s preco.And I will read it with my T And we will read it night and day And I will read it to my ScoutAnd she will love it, I have no doubt.And I will read it in the rain.And I will read it on the train And I will read it in my socks And I will read it with a fox And I will read it in the shower.And I will read it every hour.And I will read it doing dishes.And I will read it with the fishes I will read it here or there Say I will read it ANYWHERE I do so love Green Eggs and Ham Thank you Thank you, Seuss I am AudioMe reading this review thanks to Bird Brian. First let me say I love Dr Seuss I just finished reading Green Eggs And Ham with my granddaughter and we really enjoyed it In short, the book teaches children to try something first before they decide they don t like something The illustrations are great I beleve we can all take a lesson from this one. I do not think that Doctor SeussShould be a God, like Thor or ZeusAnd if you hate Green Eggs and HamMy Dear, I could not give a Damn Nutritive reading indeed BOOKS THAT FEED YOUR HUNGER OF KNOWLEDGE Do you like green eggs and hamI do not like them, Sam I am. I do not like green eggs and ham. One of the most charming tales to help kids to learn how to read.A brilliant work made only with fifty words, where forty nine out of those words are monosyllables.Dr Seuss, only him.Genius is an overstatement for a writer as him.Also, I think that besides helping to learn how to read,this funny story helps to encourage kids to try food that they haven t eaten before, especially since green isn t the most appetizing color for kids in food.So, you have a book that will help your kids to learn in two different fields of their growthwhat else can you ask Dr Seuss s Orwellian dystopia finds him once again subverting reality in his funhouse world He s not being subtle about it either It s wild that there are whole generations who think this is cute courtesy of this woman who is undoubtedly superniceIf your ham and eggs are green, they are rancid Of course they are That s what green meansThey re made of poison now You re going to get really sick Tautological nightmare Sam I Am is trying to convince our protagonist unnamed, like so many in Seuss s Kafkaesque universe to eat rancid food Understandably, our hero is reluctant But Sam I Am won t quit He uses increasingly brutal tactics to break our hero down Here he is hitting him with a car.Soon Sam I Am will drive the car off a cliff into the ocean a goat will be involved too, because why not and here, near drowning, our hero is finally defeated.If this all sounds a little familiar, it s because it s exactly the ending of 1984.Seuss, one of our darkest and most anguished writers, has a fascination with psychological torture His nihilistic masterpiece Fox in Socks presents a similar journey a tormentor relentlessly brainwashes his hapless prey It s A Clockwork Orange with rhyming I was cured alright The tactic at work here is manipulation to make the insane seem sane If you repeat something enough times, even if it s gibberish it starts to sound like there must be a reasonable argument for it or people wouldn t keep bringing it up You use simple words, short sentences Dr Seuss s publisher bet him that he couldn t write a book using only 50 words Green Eggs Ham uses exactly 50 words They form a lunatic vortex.Say In the dark Here, in the dark Would you, could you, in the dark Well, no, says our hero Thatthat sounds crazy, right I would not, could not eat green eggs and ham in the dark Not in the rain Not on a train But but maybe if the chaos would just stop for a moment, I could eat some Would thatwould that be the new normal If you say Fake news enough times, some people will believe that too It s hard to remember what normal used to be Were there rules Did anyone follow them You have to step back, again and again, and re center yourself You do know what a sane world looks like That food is green It s made of poison Don t let them break you. The Argyle Sweater by Scott HilburnOkay I never heard this little story before It seems this bookwas written on a bet Bennett Cerf, co founder of Random House and Seuss s editor, bet him 50 that he couldn t write a book using only 50 unique words Seuss made it work with exactly 50 but Cerf never paid his debt Seuss probably didn t notice, as the book went on to become one of the best selling picture books ever written with any number of words.The 50 unique words, in case you re interested, 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. Cool, huh ON THE ACCIDENTAL ORIGINS OF BELOVED BOOKS by Emily TempleLiterary Hub 3 29 17 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 Green Eggs and Ham, Dr SeussThe story follows an unnamed character who does not like green eggs and ham and his adversary Sam I Am who wants him to eat it The story becomes a refrain as Sam persistently follows his rival through an assortment of locations in a house, in a box, in a car, in a tree, on a train, in the dark, in the rain, on a boat and dining partners a mouse, a fox, and a goat The character finally gives in and tries the dish, just to make Sam let him be , and finds it quite tasty, happily responding, I do so like green eggs and ham Thank you Thank you, Sam I am Green Eggs and Ham is a children s book by Dr Seuss, first published on August 12, 1960 As of 2016, the book has sold 8 million copies worldwide The story has appeared in several adaptations starting with 1973 s Dr Seuss on the Loose starring Paul Winchell as the voice of both Sam I am and the first person narrator 2011 1960 1389 1390 72 9786009161881 1396 9786009643639 20.