I loved a good book when I was child. It’s really tough to narrow it down to just one favorite story. Of course, I am just as passionate about Dr. Seuss now as I was then. Green Eggs and Ham comes to mind as being the most read book in my personal library. Another favorite is Where The Wild Things Are, which has now become a movie all these years later. I would say it was the second most read book in my personal library.
What is it about Green Eggs and Ham all these years later, that still makes me smile? I think its that the quirky little characters that played their role in the story were simply unforgettable. It also cracked me up that if the guy had just tried the doggone green eggs and ham in the first place he might have discovered that they weren’t so bad early on in the story and they could have just gone on to do other things. But that would not have made the story as much fun.
I used Green Eggs and Ham with my own kids as a weapon. I would refer back to the story so they would at least try to eat the broccoli or the peas I put on their plates at dinner time. It worked every time. And at night I would make up my own friendly monster stories in reference to Where the Wild Things Are. It would always help get them to sleep at night.
I have since purchased those favorite stories for all the little relatives I have in my family. I have even acquired a few new ones over the years and share those with the kids even today. Sharing old and new stories will continue to be a favorite pastime until the day I die.
What were some of your favorite stories? What kids stories do you love now?
- The bet behind “Green Eggs and Ham” (holykaw.alltop.com)
- “Green Eggs And Ham: Dr. Seuss Quotes (VIDEO)” and related posts (blogs.babble.com)
- Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 16 Seuss-Inspired Crafts (craftzine.com)
- The Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook (potpourriwithrosemarie.wordpress.com)
- Crocheted Green Eggs and Ham (neatorama.com)