"Do you like, Green Eggs and Ham?" "I do not like them, Sam I am, I do not like, Green Eggs and Ham."
Henry is insistent on reading this book every night. Charlie got him started on it and I have been avoiding it but last night I was trapped and had to read it. I have nothing against it, I just like to read other books, shorter ones.
Personally, I think you should do mouth exercises before reading this and also have a glass of water ready for you. I was parched by the time I was done and my jaw hurt!
Try reading this, after you have already read other lines from the book.....
"I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not eat them in the rain.
I will not eat them on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I will not eat them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them ANYWHERE!"
How does your mouth feel? This is one of the later pages in the book so we have probably already read two or three pages like this prior!
I do have to say, there is some good to this book. We now use it to get Henry to try new foods. When he starts to refuse something, Charlie will start spouting off lines from the end of the book, you know where he tries the green eggs and ham. Henry will then give the new food a once over and take a bite. Sometimes we have success with the new food, other times he spits it back out.
Just like the book you gotta give everything a try........