“Green Eggs and Ham” is one of Seuss’ most widely known books. Published in 1960, this book is the fourth best-selling hardback book of all time. It follows a character named Sam-I-Am trying to convince an unnamed character to eat some green eggs and ham. The unnamed character finally submits to the pestering and tries the food. He realizes that he likes it and says that he will eat them in all the places and with all the people that Sam had previously suggested.
Another of Seuss’ great books is “Horton Hears a Who.” This book takes place in the jungle of Nool, where an elephant named Horton hears a voice coming from a speck of dust. The voice was coming from the mayor of the town of Who-ville. Horton protects this small speck by carrying it around on a clover. The residents of the Jungle of Nool think that Horton is crazy for talking to a speck of dust, because there surely can’t be people on it. They attempt to rid Horton of the clover and the Whos by boiling the clover in Beezelnut Oil. The whos have to band together and make as much noise as possible so that the others can hear them and know that there really are people on the dust speck. Once the residents hear the who’s tiny voices, they believe in Horton and promise to help him protect Who-ville. This book, along with “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” are Seuss’ three works that were made into feature length movies.
Seuss’ works are simply timeless. They have already been around for decades and will continue to be cherished by people all over the world.