Dr. Morhaim recently wrote his first children’s book titled, Where Are All My Toys? Dr. Morhaim’s book tells the story of a five-year-old boy named Jimmy and his discovery of what is truly important in life.Many of you know Dr. Sam Morhaim as a Periodontist at our Great Neck and Mid Island Dental Associates practices. Beyond his friendly demeanor and wide array of knowledge in the dental field, Dr. Morhaim is also a newly published children’s book author!
“Nobody addressed the issues surrounding my brother’s incident,” said Dr. Morhaim. “He eventually hid his own toys and would hide other kids’ toys because he thought he was helping them.”
For Dr. Morhaim’s family and so many other families living in the U.S., incidences with immigration can be traumatizing, and yet they are often not discussed. He wanted to begin a conversation about this topic so that it is more digestible and open for children and their families.
“I wanted this story to hit home in real time, but nothing too intense,” said Dr. Morhaim about his choice to write the story from a child’s perspective. “I want to show kids that everything they feel is okay and there are other children dealing with similar situations. It’s all a matter of communicating how you are feeling.”
Dr. Morhaim has always had a passion for writing. In high school, he was a class writer for blogs, editorial boards, and the school paper.
“My favorite part about this book is when Jimmy realizes he’s so happy because he has everything he could have wanted for his birthday. But then his father is taken away at immigration, and suddenly, his toys do not matter,” said Dr. Morhaim about his favorite part of his own brother’s story, and his favorite moment in his book.
Dr. Morhaim’s focus on family and true meanings in life sheds light on matters that hit close to home for many. He hopes that, after reading his book, people will gain a fuller appreciation for their family and what they have.
“Until you lose something of true importance to you, you do not know how to truly appreciate anything,” said Dr. Morhaim in reflection about his brother’s experience and his book. “People take things for granted nowadays, but when your democratic ideals are taken for granted and threatened, suddenly, you realize everything that you have to lose.”
Dr. Mohraim’s book is available for Pre-Order on Amazon and at BarnesAndNoble.com, currently in hardcover! They will be available for shipping in February 2020! For immediate purchase, go to mascotbooks.com.
While Dr. Morhaim is well known for his incredible patient care and dental experience in Periodontics, his passion for writing truly sets him apart from all others! Next time you see Dr. Morhaim, make sure to take a second to ask him about his book and congratulate him on this exciting adventure in publishing!