A Banana Split Story is a series within the Pigeonhole Books collection that features stories about children from separated and divorced families.
It is one thing to inherit or be born into a non-traditional or blended family life but quite another to become one. Ending a traditional family unit caused by distress, unhappiness and angst, is never a situation one would want to ever face, especially if children are involved. When my ex-husband decided to end our marriage, my only concern was my daughter. I consumed myself with ensuring that she was constantly surrounded with love, security and joy.
I needed to find an alternative way to communicate with her, to tell her that life was beautiful and that everything will be ok. I felt that telling and reassuring her was simply not adequate. So, I decided I would further highlight the good in what we currently have through loving words and beautiful illustrations.
I also wanted a gentle resource for close family and friends. Divorce also affects the people around us and changes social dynamics. It makes for a difficult conversation to have with children when you’re not in this position yourself.
I would be ever grateful if this series could help other families, no matter how miniscule an impact it may make.
BOOKS WITHIN THIS SERIES
A Brand New Day – OUT NOW!
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 summers camping with Dad. Each day is a truly special day!
UFOs and Stingrays
Cuddly Toys and Pretty in Pink
Bales of Happiness
Step by Step