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Green Eggs and Ham
Author Dr. Seuss
Cover artist Dr. Seuss
Country United States
Language English
Series Beginner Books
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Random House
The Living Books Company
Publication date
August 12, 1960
ISBN 978-0-394-80016-5
OCLC 184476
Preceded by One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish 
Followed by The Sneetches and Other Stories 

Green Eggs and Ham is a book by Dr. Seuss. It was first published in 1960. Publishers Weekly says that it had sold fourth-most copies of any children's book ever as of 2001.


Green Eggs and Ham is one of Seuss's "Beginner Books", written using very simple words for beginning readers. There are only fifty different words, of which 49 have only one syllable. The one exception is "anywhere". The fifty words used 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. 45 of the 50 words (all words except box, car, Sam, train and try) are Germanic.

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