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Green Eggs and Ham is a book by Dr. Seuss. It was first published in 1960 and as of 2001 was the fourth-best-selling English language children's book of all time.[1]


Sam I Am wants the Grouchy guy to taste some green eggs and ham. He refuses many, many times, until finally, trapped with no other alternative, he tries a bite, and realizes he does, in fact, like the aforementioned dish.


  • This book features a persistent, self centered fellow and an annoying counterpart to him, "a theme which would be continued in Fox in Socks and It might be Knox!".
  • A rumor says that a Dr. Seuss's Publisher, Bennett Cerf, wagered that Seuss could not make a book in under fifty words. The result became this book.
  • This book was made into an animated TV special in 1973 in the TV movie Dr. Seuss on the Loose with Paul Winchell as both Sam-I-Am and the Grouchy Guy.
  • This book was featured in a movie titled I am Sam (2001), directed by Jessie Nelson, and starred by: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfieffer, and Dakota Fanning. The character Sam loves reading this book.
  • In two Cartoon Network shows, Johnny Bravo and Dexter's Laboratory, they both have Green Eggs and Ham references.
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Just One Bite" parodies the plot of this book.
  • In Horton Hears a Who, The McDodd family is shown eating green eggs and ham for breakfast.
  • Oceanhouse Media published this book to be used as an app on Iphones, Ipod touch, Ipad and android apps.

Food Coloring

1. Red Pickles

2. Orange Cherry Pie

3. Gold Lobster

4. Yellow Lamb Chops

5. Green Eggs and Ham

6. Teal Pizza

7. Blue Bread with Peanut Butter

8. Indigo Cake

9. Purple Pancakes

10. Pink Fried Chicken and Peas

11. Brown Strawberries

12. Bronze Crackers

13. Black Carrots and Rice

14. Gray Sundae

15. Silver Donuts

16. White Hamburgers

17. Rainbow Bagels

18. Striped Hot Dogs

19. Checkered Waffles

20. Zigzag Cookies

21. Polka-Dotted Marshmallows

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