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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]

Summary

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.

Trivia

  • 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

Black Carrots and Rice

Blue Bread with Peanut Butter

Brown Strawberries

Checkered Waffles

Gold Lobsters

Gray Sundae

Green Ham and Eggs

Lavender Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Maroon Chicken Noodle Soup

Orange Cherry Pie

Pink Fried Chicken and Peas

Polka Dotted Marshmellows

Purple Pancakes

Rainbow Bagels

Red Pickles

Silver Donuts

Striped Hot Dogs

Tan Salad

Turquoise Pizza

White Hamburgers

Yellow Lamb Chops

First Appearances

Goofs, Errors, and Corrections

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