GREEN EGGS AND HAMReviewed By: Carole Stewart McDonnell
VOLUNTEER GUEST REVIEWER
The story is about someone who dislikes something without having experienced it. The un-named detester of green eggs and ham is followed about town by Sam-I-am. And, in the rain, on the train, in a box, by a fox, Sam endeavors to open his grouchy friend's mind. In the end, the mind of the hater of green eggs and ham is opened and he realizes --once he tastes those green eggs and that slab of green ham-- that he really does like green eggs and ham. Like many of Dr Seuss' stories, this is about prejudice and close-mindedness. But it also teaches.In this case, it teaches children about prepositions and location and the notion of here, there, anywhere. Like other Living Books CD-ROMS (Dr. Seuss's "A, B, C's" and 'The Cat in the Hat"), a child gets a little lesson in language while having fun with a book that is already a favorite.
The Word of God says God is not a respecter of persons, that is God is not prejudice This is a good start for telling children that it isn't right to hate something without giving it a chance.
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