1988 edition; Beginner Books publishers, New York; hardbound in decorative red boards; very good condition with unmarked pages.
Green Eggs and Ham is a children's book by Dr. Seuss, first published on August 12, 1960. As of 2016, the book has sold 8 million copies worldwide. The story has appeared in several adaptations starting with 1973's Dr. Seuss on the Loose starring Paul Winchell as the voice of both Sam-I-am and the first-person narrator.
A character named "Sam-I-am" pesters his unnamed friend to try a plate of green eggs and ham. The friend refuses, responding, "I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am." This becomes a refrain as Sam persistently follows his friend through an assortment of locations (house, box, car, tree, train, dark, rain, boat) and dining partners (mouse, fox, and goat). The friend finally gives in and tries the dish, just to shut Sam up, and finds it quite tasty, happily responding, "I do so like green eggs and ham. Thank you. Thank you, Sam-I-am."