Thursday, August 12, 2010

Green Eggs and Ham Hit Bookshelves Everywhere 50 Years Ago Today!!!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original publication of Green Eggs and Ham, we’re making available—for a limited time only—a special foil-covered Party Edition at the regular-edition price of $8.99. This highly collectible edition of the beloved Seuss classic (the story of Sam-I-Am’s determined campaign to convince another Seussian character to eat a plate of green eggs and ham) makes a perfect gift that will be cherished by young and old alike.

Green Eggs and Ham, the critically acclaimed 1960 book was born out of a $50 wager between Ted Geisel and his Random House publisher, Bennett Cerf, who bet he couldn't write an articulate, entertaining book using only fifty words.

When Bennet Cerf heard Ted's first reading of the book, he seemed dazed, shaking his head over the clear triumph of Green Eggs and Ham.

In the year 2000, Publishers Weekly ranked the book the fourth best selling English-language children's book of all time.

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