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Paperback Green Eggs and Ham [With *] Book

ISBN: 0394892208

ISBN13: 9780394892207

Green Eggs and Ham [With *]

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Condition: Good*

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Book Overview

The indomitable Sam-I-Am is determined to make his companion eat a plate of green eggs and ham.??This silly cumulative rhyme features "limited vocabulary but unlimited exuberance of illustration." --School Library Journal??The accompanying cassette has a listening side for nonreaders and a read-aloud side with page-turn signals for youngsters just learning to read.

Customer Reviews

18 ratings


It was about 52 years old when I first read Green eggs and Ham! Read it again tonight and brought back many memories of my childhood. I liked it so much I read it for my wife as I thumbed through the pages in from if her. She liked it too! The book I received was in great condition. Thank you!

Misleading seller! Was not like new!

Seller said like new, it had stickers in the cover and a girl’s name written in black permanent marker on the front! Can’t use it for a gift now! Very misleading!

Classic & Great, book condition was unacceptable

This was one of my son favorite book as a toddler & child. He is having his first child and I wanted to gift him this book. I purchased the “Like New” offer and what I received was unacceptable. Pages were missing, pages torn, water marks through out the pages and the cover had dents and markings all over! Disappointed in the seller for listing it as “Like New” and sending a badly damaged book. Unacceptable.

NOT what I would call GOOD condition.

I ordered a board book in GOOD condition, the one I received is very worn, with deep scratches on the front cover and 3 tabs completely torn off. I am also disappointed that this version only has white outlines under the flaps where the (randomly placed) stickers were supposed to go. It is ultimately useless.

Wrong book sent

I ordered the Spanish version and in came the English. Not only that, book pages are upside down and there’s writing inside the cover.

Poor condition

From the outside, this book appeared to be in very good condition as it was listed. As I opened it and flipped through the pages, half of one of the pages was torn out.

Green eggs and ham is my daughter's favorite book

The book itself was missing several pages. I wouldn't recommend buying used books from them, I won't be again.

Terrible condition

Excellent book, but the book i received was taped together....threw it away.

I got the wrong book!

This book I received has nothing to do with Dr. Seuss it's about making sauces and its a huge book that I don't need. This company won't give refunds I cannot find any customer service information.

Green Eggs and Ham - condition rating not accurate

Condition of the book would not be what I would call "Like New." The cover had some smudges on it that hopefully can be wiped off. Pages look obviously worn from being turned/read due to lots of creases in some of the pages. Last page in the book had been partially ripped out. Disappointed that I had to pay the higher price rate for a book that could only be rated good if that.

Not the original

The book I received was not the original Green Eggs and Ham. It had a squeaky egg on top and the story had been shortened significantly. Was very disappointing

Boringly Painful

this was the greatest book in the whole wide universe! it made me cry, and i don't cry often. I mean i'm 84 years old, and i never have anything to cry about. not to mention that i have cancer all over my body, but we won't go there. people need to read this book. i gave it to my grandkids, and they threw it at me and called me eggs. so, people need to read this adorable sad book!

Highly recommend

I ordered an acceptable copy and I was very surprised when I recieved the book in almost new condition.


It's a truly funny book. If you like Latin and want something to lighten the day try some green eggs and ham. They're delicious! My son, 3, likes this book a lot. The colorful pictures are attractive and the repetitive nature of the verses not only helps to learn and remember, but is also appealing to children. For a similar approach see Puer Zingiberi Panis: et Fabulae Alterae (Latin Edition) which is not really funny but quite charming and attractive for children.

Learning fun

This classic childrens book is a first rate way for a beginning latin student to practice reading skills.

¡Me gusta mucho este libro!

After I had read this book to my nieces and nephews, my nine-year-old nephew picked up "Corre, perro, corre" by P.D. Eastman and read it all the way through in English, including "me gusta," which he had not heard prior to hearing this book. Reading is a great language teacher!I asked the kids why the main character's name is Juan Ramón instead of Sam, and my nephew said immediately, "Well, it has to rhyme with jamón, of course."I had purchased this book for my students, but it was obvious I was going to have to get another for my nieces and nephews! At least I have no problem knowing what to get them for birthdays and Christmas gifts! (They certainly don't need any more toys!)


This book has been around for such a very long time and it is still going strong. I can remember reading this book to my eldest daughter when she was three or four years old, and the book was read to her so many times that she could eventually repeat back every word to me. My daughter is now 36 years old and her daughter is 12. Both can still recite all the words without the book. Over the years, the catchy words will forever remain with you.Aside from the simple words, the book portrays a very important message - do not be afraid to try new things. As a parent and counsellor, I can attest to the fact that message can be one of life's greatest learning experiences not only for children but for adults as well. We never know what we can accomplish or what we can achieve until we try. In addition, some things are not always what they seem. If you have never read a Dr. Seuss book, you have no idea of what you or your children are missing. Of all the Seuss books, this is an all-time favourite.

The translation couldn't be better...

The translators have done a WONDERFUL job with this book. Obviously Spanish does not have the same rhythm as English so I know they had quite a task before them, but they met the challenge. I'm so glad I'll have one of my favorite childhood books in my husband's native language to share with our future children. I'm sure our kids will have even more fun since my husband's name is Juan Ramón! I've already used it several times in Spanish classes that I've taught--to children and college students. Another challenge met by one of the translators: ¡Oh, cuán lejos llegarás! (Oh, the places you'll go!)

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