This Morning Sam Went to Mars is about a child who has trouble paying attention in school due to his love of daydreaming. He also loves writing fiction.
The ‘cure’ is a change in diet, a clear schedule (including sleep) and help (from mom, dad and teacher) with little things like organization and keeping to a deadline. There’s no mention of an ADHD diagnosis or medication – pro or con.
“People were always telling Sam to focus. When they did, he felt frustrated, sad and dumb. Sam’s dad knew he wasn’t dumb, so he brought him to a doctor…And then one day Sam got to school on time with his homework!…He also wrote a really great story that day”
–This Morning Sam Went to Mars: A book about paying attention by Nancy Carlson