The Green eggs and Ham book, by 'Dr. Seuss'. The catchy tale was published on Augest 12 1960. It became the fourth-best selling in English-launguage hardback and softback of all time. In 1999, the National Education Assocaition conducted an online survey of children and teachers seeking the most 100 most-popular children's books. On the childrens list the book 'Green eggs and Ham' was ranked 3 and 'The Cat in the Hat' ranked forth. Edit