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Green Eggs And Ham By Dr Seuss
Green Eggs And Ham; Will You Try Them Here Or There?
Green Eggs and Ham is one of Dr Seuss's most enjoyable and amusing books, with a clear message to unadventurous children and adults alike.
This is the tale of two protagonists; one offering the experience of a meal of Green Eggs and Ham and another who is set in his ways and reluctant to try the new food. Green Eggs and Ham are solicited in a variety of ways until eventually the meal is consumed.
With wonderfully strange situations in which to try the bizarre meal of Green Eggs and Ham, superb rhyming text and the surreal illustrations that are a trademark of Dr Seuss, this is a brilliant book that remains one of my favorites over 30 years after first having it read to me by my parents.
In this lens I will introduce you to the story, the main characters and themes as well as providing some video clips of Green Eggs and Ham and some related products.
Green Eggs and Ham is available in nine different languages - Green Eggs and Ham In 9 Languages.
Green Eggs And Ham - Get Your Own Copy Of The Story Here
Read it, read it here or there. Read it, read it anywhere. The only way to fully appreciate the humor, the wonderful illustrations, the rhyming text and moral of the story is to get your own copy of Dr Seuss's "Green Eggs and Ham" so that you can read it again and again with a fox or in a box!
Meet Sam-I-Am - The Pusher Of Green Eggs And Ham
Sam-I-am has often been compared to a telemarketer and the lengths to which he stretches do indeed lend some strength to this allegory. By constantly changing his marketing strategy from the original "try them here or there" to increasingly bizarre situations, including "try them, try them in a tree, try them, try them and you will see", Sam-I-am eventually wears down his "victim" who does indeed try Green Eggs and Ham in the final pages.
Sam-I-Am is truly one of Dr Seuss's most memorable and influential characters.
Adopt Sam-I-Am - Get Your Own Sam-I-Am Plush Toy
Encourage your children to eat their least favourite foods with this Sam-I-Am soft toy; take him to bed even, but leave the Green Eggs and Ham for the morning!
Try them here or try them there, with this Sam-I-Am you can try green eggs and ham anywhere.
The Nameless Sceptic - Eventually He Tries Green Eggs & Ham
At the beginning of this book, the Nameless Sceptic is quietly relaxing, minding his own business when he is suddenly interrupted by Sam-I-am racing past with his legendary plate of food. For the remainder of the book the Sceptic is transported from boxes, to houses, to cars, to trains in an attempt to find a situation in which he is prepared to try Green Eggs and Ham.
This character doggedly refuses to try them saying, "I do not like Green Eggs and Ham, I do not like them Sam-I-am". However, such is the persistence of Sam-I-am that the sceptic eventually agrees to try them if Sam will leave him in peace.
If you try something, you may see, just like the Nameless Sceptic, that you will enjoy something new.
Sam-I-Am OR Nameless Sceptic- Would You Try Them?
Which of these characters fits your attitude to food?
In a Box? With A Fox? - The Silly Situations In Which To Try Green Eggs And Ham
A lot of the fun of Dr Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham is derived from the silly situations that Sam-I-Am thinks up in which to try the magnificent meal. Whilst these situations start off fairly mundane with "here" or "there" they quickly slip into the surreal with the temptation to try the food in a box or with a fox, in a house or with a mouse.
However, as a child I really loved it when Sam-I-Am whisks the Sceptic away in a car and quickly rushes him into a variety of daft situations in which to eat Green Eggs and Ham with a goat popping its head out of a special compartment in the car and crashing into a moving train.
These silly situations are definitely an important reason for the success of this book and make the delivery of its message fun for children.
The Illustrations - Dr Seuss's Fantastically Surreal Cartoons
Whilst Dr Seuss's rhyming text makes for a wonderful story and describes quite bizarre situations, the contribution the illustrations make to this book cannot be overemphasized.
With Dr Seuss's odd cat-like figures painted in an array of eye-catching and surreal colors, the artwork in Green Eggs and Ham makes purchasing this book worthwhile even without the memorable story that goes with them. In fact for those who are the biggest fans of Green Eggs and Ham could buy several copies of the book and take them apart in order to frame every illustration.
One of the things I like most about the illustrations in this book are the funny expressions on the faces of the "people" and animals that get involved in the tale. I particularly like the expectant looks they all have when they are waiting for the Sceptic to finally try the green eggs and ham.
Green Eggs and Ham is truly one of the best children's books available, in my opinion, and I was delighted to find that there is a whole load of Green Eggs and Ham stuff for sale on Amazon.com and eBay.
Read My Book Review Of Dr Seuss's Green Eggs And Ham
For readers who would like to know more about Dr Seuss's "Green Eggs and Ham" I have written a short review of the book here: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss. There are many other book reviews on there too, please check out the link if you are a book lover.
Green Eggs and Ham is a book I have loved since I was a child and I hope that many more generations of kids will enjoy it.
Green Eggs And Ham Book & CD - Read the book and listen!
With this copy of Green Eggs and Ham in book form and with an audio CD readers can enjoy their favourite Dr Seuss tale being read to them and young learners can read along: this copy of Green Eggs and Ham comes in paperback form.
Dr Seuss's Green Eggs And Ham Uses Only Fifty Words
Green Eggs and Ham was written by Dr Seuss using only fifty words after his publisher had made a bet with him that he could not write a book using only this small number of words. It would seem that Dr Seuss won $50 for succeeding in this task. Surely green, ham, and, eggs are the most frequently used?
Here are the fifty words that are used:
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
Using Green Eggs And Ham As An Effective Teaching Tool
An excellent teaching aid
Because of its limited vocabulary, amusing story, funny illustrations and repetitive style, Green Eggs and Ham is a perfect teaching tool, particularly for those teaching children through ESL methods.
Grammarman has created an ESL teaching resource pack with 2 lesson plans for teachers wishing to use this excellent book in the classroom in order to teach English as a Second (or Foreign) Language. The resource pack can be downloaded from Grammarman's website: Green Eggs and Ham Teaching Resource Pack.
The resource pack consists of 2 detailed lesson plans and a series of picture/word cards as well as a wordsearch (pictured right) and a board game.
If you are tackling philosophical discussion with your children try using this: Teaching Children Philosophy - Green Eggs and Ham.
Green Eggs and Ham is a wonderful story to use in the classroom, I have used it to great success in the past and any teacher doing so is bound to be rewarded with an enthusiastic group of kids.
Green Eggs And Ham Cartoon - The Green Eggs and Ham Story
If you enjoy this clip please take a look at Green Eggs And Ham Video Clips where there are lots more amusing clips based on Green Eggs and Ham.
Green Eggs And Ham On CD-ROM - Interactive Green Eggs & Ham
Dr. Seuss Green Eggs And Ham
Amazon Price: $ 6.43
Instill a love of reading in an entirely new way with this exciting adaptation of Green Eggs and Ham. It takes the original number one selling Dr. Seuss book one step further. Meticulously animated from hundreds of sketches, it's filled with 19 interactive pages of delightful scenes, surprises, and activities. Your child directs the action with just a click of the mouse.
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista and Mac.
Green Eggs And Ham By Dr Seuss For Mobile Devices
You can now read Green Eggs and Ham here and there, in fact you can read it anywhere with this instantly downloadable App for mobile devices that use Android software. This great story is brought to modern technology and can be enjoyed in a new way.
Green Eggs And Ham Activities At SeussvIlle
Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook - Seuss-style Food
This cookbook with its collection of crazy recipes provides parents with a great opportunity to read and cook with their children. Kids will love the off-the-wall recipes contained within this cookbook along with excerpts from the Dr Seuss books that inspired the meals.
To cook your own Green Eggs and Ham check out this lens: Green Eggs and Ham Recipe.
One Of My Favorite Quotes From Green Eggs And Ham
"Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say."
Sam-I-Am Says Game - An Online Green Eggs & Ham Game
At Seussville.com there is a nice little game for kids where players have to choose the correct response to Sam-I-am's efforts to tempt the sceptic into eating his food: Sam-I-Am game.
Sam-I-Am Pajamas For Boys
Woohoo! Sam-I-Am pajamas for boys! I just wish these had been around when I was a lad. These button-up pajamas feature a pattern with Sam-I-Am with his plate of Green Eggs and Ham recurring within it, on a grey background. Just wonderful for little lads who love this Dr Seuss story.
Take a look at more Dr Seuss pajamas here - Dr Seuss Pajamas.
Would You? Could You? Try Green Eggs & Ham?
Would you eat Green Eggs and Ham?
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Green Eggs And Ham In Nine Languages
Green Eggs and Ham is a children's book that has a multi-cultural appeal, something which is reflected in the fact that it is currently available in nine different languages.
Green Eggs And Ham Video Clips
Green Eggs and Ham is Dr Seuss's classic story of a Nameless Sceptic who is harassed into eating the dubious delicacy by the very persistent Sam-I-Am. Here are a selection of video clips inspired by this classic book.
Green Eggs And Ham Recipe
This Green Eggs and Ham recipe is designed to allow children and parents to cook Dr Seuss's famous food together for a fun time in the kitchen.
Green Eggs And Ham Links - Some More Fun Green Eggs & Ham Webpages
More Green Eggs And Ham Stuff
Have fun with your toddlers making this large piece floor puzzle of Green Eggs and Ham.
Brilliant! The silly yellow boat from the story to play with at home.
Jot down lists of things you must try here and there on this cute Sam-I-Am notepad.
Make it a Green Eggs and Ham Christmas with this tree decoration.
A Reusable Green Eggs and Ham shopping bag! And here are some more Dr Seuss bags.
Vote For Green Eggs and Ham - Is Green Eggs and Ham best?
Is Green Eggs and Ham the best Dr Seuss book?
Dr Seuss Lens Collection - All My Seuss Lenses
This collection features all the Dr Seuss book lenses and product pages that my enthusiasm for Dr Seuss's creations has driven me to create: Dr Seuss Lensography.
I cannot remember when I had my first Dr Seuss book read to me by my parents as I was too young, but I can remember enjoying Green Eggs and Ham, The Sneetches, Hop On Pop and Horton Hatches The Egg over and over again as a young reader. As well as being great fun and having an amazing visual impact Dr Seuss stories have a message behind them; these things have all gone towards making the popularity of Dr Seuss's world such that there are still vibrant sales of his books and a huge range of products carrying his characters.
Let us know what you think of Green Eggs and Ham and this lens about the well-loved Dr Seuss book.