Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Giveaway: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

A Dr. Seuss giveaway might seem a little out of place on my blog, but I assure you that it makes perfect sense to me. I use Dr. Seuss books and political cartoons in my high school classroom every year, and throw a huge birthday party for him every March 2nd to commemorate his life.

Why teach Dr. Suess? I use The Lorax when talking about the environment and censorship. I read Oh, The Places You'll Go to my seniors every year before they graduate. And, I use his political cartoons every year when teaching about the United States and WWII. Many students are surprised to learn that Seuss penned dozens of cartoons to raise awareness about fascism, the overblown fear of communism, the absurdities of racism and segregation, and the reality of what was happening to Jews in the Holocaust.

My point point in bringing all of this up is that Dr. Seuss is a writer for all ages. His books are not just for kids. So, when Random House contacted me about hosting a giveaway of Green Eggs and Ham, I was thrilled! And, there's an amazing contest going on at Random House where you can win $2,000 dollars and several other prizes. (I have at least one group of students who have planned a super funny and creative entry).


To enter my giveaway of a special edition of Green Eggs and Ham, all you need to do is leave a comment with the title of your favorite Dr. Seuss book. (I'll reveal my favorite when I announce the winner.)


Make sure that you leave an email address with your comment, or I will not be able to find you! 

This giveaway ends on November 3, 2010. (This is also the deadline for the contest on the Random House site.)

15 comments:

  1. My favorite Dr. Suess is the one you read with your seniors. I was given a copy of this by a dear friend when I graduate from college, and plan on giving my daughter a copy when she does the same.

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  2. The Lorax is my favorite but it's followed closely by this one which was the first Seuss I ever owned.

    Thank you so much for this great giveaway!!!

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Mine is kind of a tie between Green Eggs and Ham (first book I ever read myself) or Oh the Places You'll Go. :)

    Thanks for this cool giveaway!

    jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

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  4. Oh how I LOVE Dr. Seuss!

    I think my favorite Dr. Seuss book would have to be The Lorax.

    I remember reading it when I was in 1st grade and my class watched the movie.

    Out of all the Dr. Seuss books, The Lorax is the one book that I can never forget. It's sad in the sense that so many of us are hurting the planet but there is still hope.

    Just like in the end of the story where the boy was given the seed.

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  5. Oops! I forgot to leave my email!

    theheartofdreams(at)live(dot)com

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  6. I grew up reading Dr.Seuss and we even share birthdays(March 2nd) My fave book is "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Thanks for the giveaway

    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  7. Oh, the Places You'll Go! has always been my favorite. It's inspiring, but truthful too.

    "And I know you'll hike far and face up to your problems, whatever they are."

    avidreader25 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  8. I have to go with The Cat in the Hat, but I love a lot of his.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo cot com

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  9. Please enter me only if this contest is international. My favorite is Oh, the Places You'll Go. :D

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite!! I love it so much! My grandma gave me a copy when I was 3 or 4, I think, and I read it to pieces. I haven't replaced it yet, but I'd sure love to!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    basicallyamazingbooks [at] gmail.com

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  11. My favorite is Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

    bunkercomplexATgmailDOTcom

    (found you through Saturday Situation)

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  12. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Lorax.

    Please enter me in this giveaway!

    familyhistree at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E

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  13. My favorite is "Are you my Mother?"

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Courtney
    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

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  14. I loved Oh the places you will go
    sarahdottennysonatgmaildotcom

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