This is a 50th anniversary celebratory publication of a classic beginner book in a larger format. When I showed it to a four-year-old in my nursery, he seized it immediately commenting, ‘I’ve got another one of these stories at home only smaller, they’re really funny,’ then proceeded to read the first dozen or so pages with amusement and asked if he could borrow it. So seemingly, Seuss continues to work his magic on a new generation of those starting out on their reading journey.
Essentially this is a dialogue in rhyming nonsense between a large grumpy character and the smaller, solicitous Sam whose offering of green eggs and ham is repeatedly spurned. Finally however, Sam’s persistence pays off when his wares are tasted and scoffed with enthusiasm.