Dr. Seuss' 'Green Eggs And Ham': 50th Anniversary

This year, a book made specifically for children grows up.

2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the classic Dr. Seuss picture book, "Green Eggs and Ham." Seuss' veritable cultural icon was honored on ABC World News last night.

"Dr. Seuss' genius insight was that kids will be educated, if they're also entertained," ABC reported.

Even though the book has been revered for its lasting legacy, Seuss wrote the book using only 50 words. Now, 50 years later, that batch of words has saturated nearly all aspects of American life. The Food Network even features recipes of the fantastical breakfast.

Selling more copies than "Harry Potter," "Green Eggs and Ham" has become one of the best selling children's books of all time.

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