Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Green Eggs and Ham

Written by: Dr. Seuss

First line: I am Sam.

Why you should read this book: Another children's classic that lends itself equally to being read out loud by adults to children or by children to themselves (or adults, or other children, or dogs, or anyone who is willing to listen). The rhyming and repetition make it a good book for beginning reader, with the rhythm and structure switching up just often enough to ensure listeners that the young child is actually reading, rather than reciting the text through memorization. At the end, there is a moral that encourages readers to try new foods, with delightful reward.

Why you shouldn't read this book: Dietary restrictions prevent you from accepting ham or eggs as food, regardless of their color. Also: suspicion of green animal-based proteins.

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