A Brand New Day
by A.S. Chung
Mondays and Tuesdays are fun, going on cooking adventures with Dad. We look forward to Wednesdays and Thursday too when we get to be a green thumb with Mum. Don’t forget the holidays! Spring breaks with Mum and hot summer camping with Dad. Each day is a truly special day!
A Banana Split Story is a series within the Pigeonhole Books collection that features stories about children from separated and divorced families.
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Hello to all of you voracious readers. Today I’ve highlighted a story that takes on a difficult aspect of life and helps to search out the positives for children and parents alike. A Brand New Day introduces the issue of divorce and addresses the outcome in a way that helps children transition into their new and sometimes overwhelming circumstances.
I adored this children’s book. From the delightful illustrations to the sweet, poignant message, I think the author has provided families with a special treasure we should all add to our children’s book collection. Divorce is a difficult matter to take on, and finding the positives in this situation is a refreshing approach. I think the poetic lines of the poem break down the different moments spent with separate parents in a happy, feel good way, and the message of this book encourages little ones going through such a difficult experience to remember that separate doesn’t equal unloved. It simply means they are being loved in two different homes with two different families.
I’ve never experienced a divorce myself, but other parents going through it have mentioned to me their worries and concerns about their children and the negative emotional consequences they must suffer. It’s for this reason that I decided to highlight this book today in the hopes that it will help those of you who are experiencing a divorce to find a comforting resource within the pages of this book.
The author used a beautiful poem that is easily understood by children while being intricate enough for adults to appreciate the innate beauty in the words themselves. This story is meant to help parents in their quest to ease their children into that transition from one household to two. I highly recommend this children’s book to all families everywhere.
A.S. Chung is a mother of a young toddler, blogger and author of children’s picture books. A recent divorce inspired her to create Pigeonhole Books, which is a gentle resource to deal with life’s challenges. Her first book, A Brand New Day, was written as a way to communicate with her daughter and show her that life continues after difficult times. A Brand New Day recently won the 2015 National Indie Excellence® Awards.
Paula Bossio is a passionate graphic designer and an illustration lover. She believes in the power of the word, of the story and of great ideas. She believes in the power of a line, of colours and of shapes. She believes that ideas that are able to hold great meaning can change thoughts, beliefs and behaviours. Paula Bossio studied graphic design in Colombia.
Since 2000 she has been working with several publisher houses as a freelance illustrator and as an art director in different advertising agencies (BBDO, G2, Y&R- Rapp Collins Colombia). In 2009 Paula moved to Barcelona, Spain to do a postgraduate study in Illustration for children books. Paula´s work has been recognized in several international awards: Noma – Japan, Katha Chitrakala – India and A la Orilla del Viento – Mexico.
Learn more about AS Chung and A Brand New Day >> HERE.
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