Book Excerpt & Giveaway: A Brand New Day – A Banana Split Story

A Brand New DayWhen sharing custody of your son or daughter, it can be challenging for the child to maintain a sense of family while shuffling back and forth between parents during the week.

In “A Brand New Day – A Banana Split Story,” children’s author A.S. Chung shows that it’s possible to maintain a loving relationship with both parents even though they are divorced. With illustrations from Paula Bossio, Chung follows a young girl whose parents are divorced throughout a typical week. On one page, she’s gleefully planting flowers with her mother. On the next, she’s joyfully camping with her father. 

The book is perfect for a young child trying to comprehend how they will hold a happy relationship with both parents even though they are split. It explains that the child’s relationship with his/her parents doesn’t have to be of the either/or variety.


As the book states on its final pages, “I love both my parents as much as they love me. I know we’re apart but we will always be three.”

NOTE: DadsDivorce will hold a book giveaway for one copy of Chung’s “A Brand New Day ­­– A Banana Split Story.” To enter in the giveaway, either like, share or re-Tweet this post on social media or email by Friday, Nov. 21, at 12 p.m. Central Standard Time. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced the following day.

Read a few short excerpts from “A Brand New Day – A Banana Split Story” below.

“I love Mondays and Tuesdays when I get to stay with my Dad, I get to help make dinner with recipes from his notepad.”

“I love Wednesdays and Thursdays when I’m with my Mum, I get to help with the garden and be a green thumb.”

“I love Fridays and Saturdays when I’m with my father, I can read my books or paint whichever I would rather?”

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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