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Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham


by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham Theme of Friendship

Wait a second—friendship? Are we reading the same Green Eggs and Ham? The one where the two main characters antagonize each other the whole time? Yep, that's right. But at the very (very) end of the story, friendship blossoms. (Check out "What's Up With the Ending?" for more on that.) And you know what? Friend-making isn't always easy peasy. It can require great determination—the kind Sam has plenty of. Good friends are worth the effort, that's for sure. Just tell your little ones to go easy on the stalking.

Questions and Answers

Questions the little ones might ask and how you might respond

Q: Are Sam and the big guy friends?
A: Yes, sir. They go on adventures together and share their food. If that's not friendship, I don't know what is.

Q: Why doesn't the big guy want to eat the green eggs and ham?
A: Maybe he's never seen green eggs and ham before. Would you want to eat purple macaroni and cheese?

Q: What kind of creature is Sam?
A: He reminds me a little of you, actually—just a little furrier. Could he be human?

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