Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs and Ham and Other Favorites

Movie review by
Nancy Warren, Common Sense Media
Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs and Ham and Other Favorites Movie Poster Image
Shoddy animation, but still classic Seuss.
  • G
  • 2003
  • 110 minutes

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

The rhyme and simple word repetition is an excellent way to build early vocabulary skills.

Positive Messages

Great messages about trying new things.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Hurray for Sam I Am! He gets kids to try new things!

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Green Eggs and Ham remains one of the great childhood favorites.  The video doesn't depart in any way from the book. Moreover, it has innovative rhymes that help children with language skills and creativity. And the other two stories on the video -- The Tooth Book and Ten Apples Up On Top -- are also great children's classics that teach great skills while amusing your kids.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byamandanic84 April 2, 2011

Didn't even make it to green eggs and ham!

I didn't get to the green eggs and ham video, just the first one with the creatures that either did or didn't have starts on their chests. The words s... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bySockyChibi<3 August 11, 2012

Meh...?

I have this on VHS, and I don't remember seeing "The Tooth Book" or that other movie, no, I remember "The Zax", "The Sneetches... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bycascade May 31, 2011

Awesome

Great movie!I thought it was very educational

What's the story?

The main feature in this collection of three animated tales is Dr. Seuss' classic story about the ever-persistent Sam I Am, who finally convinces a picky eater to try some yummy green eggs and ham. All of Seuss' catchy rhymes are here ("You may like them. You will see. You may like them in a tree!"). Next up is "The Tooth Book," which discusses all the places teeth are found and ways to keep them clean and healthy. And the third story, "Ten Apples Up On Top," uses inventive word play to help children learn to count.

Is it any good?

GREEN EGGS AND HAM features good stories with positive messages though the visuals, narration, and music are not very compelling. The antics of Sam I Am are still a big hit in this version of Green Eggs and Ham, despite the drawback of the visuals -- crudely animated cutouts of Seuss's original illustrations. The second two episodes, "The Tooth Book" and "Ten Apples Up On Top," do not even offer the fanciful Dr. Seuss drawings, but are illustrated by Roy McKie.

Though faithful representations of Seuss books, the videos will not accomplish the original goal of the beginner books, which was teaching kids to read. But the word play may still hold their attention while aiding language skills and creativity.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes Dr. Suess' material so popular. What's fun about his works? Why do they remain popular through the years?

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