Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham as a result of a bet!
Random House is a publishing company who distributed one of Seuss’ biggest success, The Cat in the Hat, which had only 225 different words! Co-founder of Random House, Bennett Cerf, was amazed by Seuss’ ambition and proposed a challenge for a different book.
Cerf bet Seuss that he couldn’t write a book using 50 or fewer different words. 3 years later, Dr. Seuss released Green Eggs and Ham, which is one of his most popular books. Upholding the bet he made with Cerf, Dr. Seuss used only 50 words for Green Eggs and Ham. Do you think you know all 50 words used by Seuss? Take this quiz!