This Morning Sam Went to Mars

A Book about Paying Attention

By Nancy Carlson
Free Spirit Publishing, Hardcover, 9781575424330, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 2013

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Eight-year-old Sam is always daydreaming about exploring space and the deepest seas, which is awesome--except when he's supposed to be focusing on schoolwork or stuff at home. It seems like all he hears is, "Focus, Sam " and "Pay attention " The doctor says Sam is lucky: He has a very powerful brain But he does need some help focusing. She gives Sam and his dad lots of strategies to try, like staying organized, eating better food, and asking for help when he needs it. Sam's favorite strategy? Make time for imagination A note to adults gives extra tips for helping kids with attention struggles.

About the Author
Nancy B. Carlson, OD, FAAO (Cambridge, MA) is Emeritus Professor of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts.

Daniel Kurtz, OD, PhD, FAAO (Pomona, CA) is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Optometry in the College of Optometry at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California.

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