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Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham Theme of Life, Consciousness, and Existence

Since its appearance in 1960, Green Eggs and Ham has been a life-changing book, touching the hearts and minds of diverse readers big and small. But is it profound philosophy or elevated nonsense? We like to think it's a little bit of both: a reminder that serious stuff is out there, but we can't take life too seriously or we miss all the fun—and maybe all the friendships, too.

Questions and Answers

Questions the little ones might ask and how you might respond

Q: Um, I don't get it.
A: If you enjoy reading it, you get it. No pressure in Seussville.

Q: Why does Sam make the big guy eat the food when he doesn't want to?
A: He's trying to get him to try new things. Next up: broccoli.

Q: Is it happily ever after?
A: Sure it is. And now that the big guy has tried Sam's green eggs and ham, Sam might get to try the big guy's newspaper.

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