小學三年級還在補習班唸英文的時候,某次被老師抓去和另一個同學代表分部比賽話劇。
當初被老師塞了一疊手稿,背詞背的頭昏腦脹的泡,那時並不知道原來那是個很出名的兒童文學作品。

剛剛在網上找資料的時候,偶然看到那有些熟悉的題目,查了一下才知道,原來當初對大師失敬啦~

美國兒童文學大師Dr. Seuss 蘇斯博士的作品"結合了風趣的文字、有趣的圖畫和嚴肅的社會議題。Dr. Seuss也親自描繪他書中的圖畫,他的畫中充滿了奇異的生物,雖然他從未接受過正式的繪畫訓練,但他仍為大部份他自己的書繪製圖畫。
1957年,他創作了著名的「The Cat in the Hat」,總共只使用了225個單字,這是根據美國六歲兒童可以閱讀的單字數目所進行的創作。1960年,出版商和 Dr.Seuss 打賭說他絕對不可能只用五十個單字來寫一本書,但他真的做到了,而這部作品就是「Green Eggs and Ham」,也是他最暢銷的一本書,故事講述一個叫Sam-I-Am的毛毛生物試著說服他的朋友吃下不尋常的食物--綠色的雞蛋和火腿。
Dr. Seuss於1984年獲頒普立茲獎兒童文學的獎項,以表彰他為美國兒童及家長創作的許多有趣並且富教育意義的童書。他於1991年去世,享年87歲,但他的影響力依然借由他的書和畫,傳達給世界上無數的兒童Dr. Seuss曾說過:「我不是為兒童寫作,我是為所有人而寫作的。」他在世時獲得了包括美國圖畫書最高榮譽凱迪克大獎、普利策特殊貢獻獎在內的諸多獎項,甚至還拿兩座奧斯卡金像獎。 另外像電影【鬼精靈】、【魔法靈貓】也是改編自蘇斯博士的書而拍成電影的。"

泡當年苦苦背誦的就是Dr. Seuss的「Green Eggs and Ham」。
時過多年,才第一次看到這個故事的動畫版,
重新找到當年感覺怎麼背都混亂的稿子,卻感覺現在才能體會當初老師選擇這個故事的用意。
簡單的文字、明瞭的句型結構、帶著繞口令的韻味和聲調,對於正在學習語言的兒童來說的確是不錯的起步。
可惜的是當年泡是害怕上台又台詞背到混亂,於是整場戲都脫離不了僵硬ㄚ~ 老師我對不起妳~~

於是懷著歉疚的心情和大家分享一下大師的作品~

Green Eggs and Ham

I am Sam

I am Sam
Sam I am

That Sam-I-am
That Sam-I-am!
I do not like
that Sam-I-am

Do you like
green eggs and ham

I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.
I do not like
green eggs and ham.

Would you like them
Here or there?

I would not like them
here or there.
I would not like them
anywhere.
I do not like
green eggs and ham.
I do not like them,
Sam-I-am

Would you like them
in a house?
Would you like them
with a mouse?

I would not like them
in a house.
I would not like them
with a mouse.
I would not like them
here or there.
I would not like them
anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.


Would you eat them
in a box?
Would you eat them
with a fox?

Not in a box.
Not with a fox.
Not in a house.
Not with a mouse.
I would not eat them here or there.
I would not eat them anywhere.
I would not eat green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Would you? Could you?
in a car?
Eat them! Eat them!
Here they are.

I would not ,
could not,
in a car

You may like them.
You will see.
You may like them
in a tree?
I would not, could not in a tree.
Not in a car! Now let me be.

I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox
I do not like them in a house
I do mot like them with a mouse
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

A train! A train!
A train! A train!
Could you, would you
on a train?

Not on a train! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! Sam! Let me be!
I would not, could not, in a box.
I could not, would not, with a fox.
I will not eat them with a mouse
I will not eat them in a house.
I will not eat them here or there.
I will not eat them anywhere.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.


Say!
In the dark?
Here in the dark!
Would you, could you, in the dark?

I would not, could not,
in the dark.

Would you, could you,
in the rain?

I would not, could not, in the rain.
Not in the dark. Not on a train,
Not in a car, Not in a tree.
I do not like them, Sam, you see.
Not in a house. Not in a box.
Not with a mouse. Not with a fox.
I will not eat them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere!

You do not like
green eggs and ham?

I do not
like them,
Sam-I-am.

Could you, would you,
with a goat?

I would not,
could not.
with a goat!

Would you, could you,
on a boat?

I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not eat them in the rain.
I will not eat them on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I will not eat them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them ANYWHERE!

I do not like
green eggs
and ham!

I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.

You do not like them.
SO you say.
Try them! Try them!
And you may.
Try them and you may I say.

Sam!
If you will let me be,
I will try them.
You will see.

Say!
I like green eggs and ham!
I do!! I like them, Sam-I-am!
And I would eat them in a boat!
And I would eat them with a goat...
And I will eat them in the rain.
And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
They are so good so good you see!

So I will eat them in a box.
And I will eat them with a fox.
And I will eat them in a house.
And I will eat them with a mouse.
And I will eat them here and there.
Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!

I do so like
green eggs and ham!
Thank you!
Thank you,
Sam-I-am

 

 


噢~ 還一併想起話劇比賽結束後,泡媽那天帶我們去吃的Häagen-Dazs,還有那時泡最喜歡的口味 Orange Vanilla←可惜現在已經停售了~ 不然泡覺得給我ㄧ球Orange Vanilla和這個動畫,這次我一定可以背的很好

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