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Children's Library BOM Block Five: Green Eggs and Ham

Welcome to the fourth year of our Exclusive Free Mystery Block of the Month by Pat Sloan! This year Pat's theme is 'The Children’s Library'. Each month Pat will share a favorite childhood book that needs to be in our library. Each month is a new book (or series) that is loved by so many.

You can find the block pattern download down the page below where Pat discusses the book.

The supply list and blocks during the year will always be found at our landing page for the mystery. You'll find a list of participating shops here. The three prior years are also still available at the ‘Mystery BOM’ tab above.

Pat Sloan on Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham

This month our Children’s library really needs a stack of Dr. Seuss books! I can’t imagine not having them as a kid, they were so FUN to read!

Photo Credit – Suessville website

‘Green Eggs and Ham’ is my all time FAVORITE Seuss book! The fun part about this project is doing a little research about the author and the book itself.

Theodor Seuss Geisel worked as an illustrator and cartoonist, wrote advertising campaigns and wrote his first children’s book ‘And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street’ in 1937.

There are SO MANY great Dr. Seuss books that picking one title to research might have seemed hard, but not for me. The sing song rhyming nature of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ is fun to read and more than that.. I was always curious about WHY the eggs would be Green. Why did he pick GREEN eggs because I’d never want to EAT green eggs, did that seem quirky to you too?

Have you ever looked up a specific book? I’m always amazed what I learn when I do a deep dive into the making of a book. Here is some neat information about ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ from the wiki page
• published on August 12, 1960
• It’s the fourth-best selling English-language children's hardcover book of all time
• The vocabulary of the text consists of just 50 different words! The reason it only has 50 words is that Seuss’s publisher, Bennett Cerf, issued a bet. After completing the Cat in the Hat, which only used 236 words, Bennett bet Seuss he could not complete an entire book without exceeding that limit.

And the 50 words?
a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you.

A fun ‘bet’ lead to an amazing best loved book!

Click here for the wiki page for Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Click here for the wiki page for the book Green Eggs and Ham.
And click here to visit Seussville, it’s so fun!

Download Children's Library BOM: Block 5

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This year I’m introducing you to two shops each month. So once you download the block, visit them!

Shop Feature: Stitch N Time Fabrics, South Bend, Indiana

Valerie owns Stitch in Time Fabrics in South Bend IN. She started with a building that needed much work. With the help of many they were able to open in the Fall of 1993. With only a few bolts of fabrics and notions on the store floor, they have grown into an amazing Quilt shop loved by all!

Stitch in Time Fabrics
2305 Miami Street
South Bend, IN 46614


Shop Feature: Quilting Sew Easy, Gaffney, South Carolina

Ann owns Quilting Sew Easy in South Carolina and is an avid and passionate quilter as well as shop owner. Quilting Sew Easy is located in Gaffney, SC. They carry all kinds of fabric, threads, notions, patterns, books and other sewing and quilting items. They also offer classes in quilting and sewing for beginners to advance person, children and adults.

Quilting Sew Easy
1231 North Limestone Street
Gaffney, SC 29340

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