In the book, Sam-I-am, a little boy pesters a man to eat a plate of green eggs and ham. He follows the man around the house with the plate trying to convince him to try the eggs and ham but the man adamantly refuses.
“Do you like green eggs and ham?
I do not like them Sam-I-am
I do not like green eggs and ham”
Sam-I-am offers different options;
Would you eat them in a house?
Would you eat hem with a mouse?
Read the book to find out if Sam-I-am was able to convince the man to try the green eggs and ham!
THUMBS UP AND DOWN
UP: Humor!! Kids will have a good laugh at the poor man who Sam-I-Am pesters. Rhyme!! The book is written in classic Dr. Seuss rhyme and the story can be sung. It’s just like a funny poem. Best of all, it’s such a fun lesson on the power of perseverance. Kids quickly learn that like Sam-I-am, they can overcome obstacles and achieve their goals if they don’t give up. I recommend this book for ALL little boys and girls. In the words of a dear friend of mine, “If this book is not in your child’s library, you’re sleeping on a moving bicycle”
This book is the fourth-best selling children’s book of all time written in English Language!
With Dr. Seuss’ ABC, toddlers learn the alphabet in the wackiest way possible.
Big A Little a… What begins with A?
Aunt Annie’s Alligator … A … A … A
Little Lola Lopp
Lazy Lion licks a lollipop
A welcome deviation from all the traditional “A is for apple, B is for ball” books in the market, it uses large and colourful illustrations, funny words and repetition and rhyme to introduce the alphabet to babies and toddlers. Babies and adults alike will enjoy reading this book. It works well too, if it’s sung to children who can’t read using the “ABCD/Twinkle Twinkle Star” tune.
THUMBS UP AND DOWN
UP: The illustrations are super! They are colourful, spread generously across the book and children find them delightful. A major highlight for me was the use of rhyme and repetition. The book also uses alliteration and assonance (as well as repetition) to reinforce letter sounds. Some numbers and colours are also introduced in the book.
I love love love Dr Seuss books!! I recommend this book for all babies and toddlers.
DOWN: This book cannot be read by kids without parental assistance as a lot of ‘big’ (e.g. rhinoceros) and meaningless (e.g. zizzer-zazzer-zuzz) words are used.
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