Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

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green eggs and ham for 3 year old kids books- Book Reviews by ZenParent

Parent to parent, let me tell you a secret. If your kid has been showing even the slightest interest in books, give him a Dr. Seuss book the day he turns three. The author himself is completely eccentric and so is his writing, and I’d say that the world of magic he creates is one every kid needs to experience.

His more serious tales, such as How The Grinch Stole Christmas, can wait until the kids are at least five. In the meantime, start with Green Eggs and Ham. It improves vocabulary immensely and introduces a basic idea of poetry. The protagonist Sam-I-Am is trying to convince a statesman that green eggs and ham are the best snack in the world, ever. He uses some pretty creative scenarios to justify his stand. On a deeper level, it brings out the contrast between living a plain life as opposed to treating it as an adventure. This poignant lesson is something all kids know somehow, but forget when they grow up.

ZenParent Says: A colourful, well illustrated book, Green Eggs and Ham has the advantage of having sketches of everything Sam-I-Am speaks of, making it easier for kids to associate an unknown word with a relevant picture. It will take at least a few months for the child to truly get bored of this book, which I think is a great enough reason to buy it.

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