The Other Side

Children's Book: The Other Side

The Grass Isn't Always Greener

• Did you ever notice your child looking at something, not really knowing what it is, but still wanting it?

• How can we show them that things are not always what they seem?

In this story we are setting the stage for them to change their perspective and realize that:
"What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing."

 * Suitable for ages 4-10


Adam is a poor boy who lives with his mother and ill father. Always busy with chores, he finally gets a day off, and his mother tells him to make the most of it. Living on a hill, Adam notices a house from afar that has windows that shine like gold. Adam decides to venture to the house, and wonders what he’ll find.

  • Who lives in the house?
  • Are they better off than Adam’s family?
  • Is there a lesson for Adam to learn?

This story teaches the value of appreciating what you have. Adam thinks the house he’s going to is better than his, but is it? Your kid will soon discover that the grass isn’t always as greener on the other side. To quote Albert Camus, “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” 

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What other people say

Brian Spero

Amazon Reviewer

My son brought his book to school, it brought a lot of joy to the kindergarten classroom! My son and his friends love A. M. Marcus and this book did not disappoint. This book was great for sparking a conversation about new friends, feeling alone, and inclusion. 

Kristin J. Johnson

Journalist & Writer

Wayne Dyer said when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change--that is the lesson of Adam's sweet story!