My next installment in the holiday books roundup comes to us from Dr. Terance Shipman who hails from the great state of Georgia. He writes an absolutely delightful picture book series called Mr. Shipman’s Kindergarten Chronicles. Having spent over a decade teaching kindergarten in his early years, it’s my guess that at least some aspects of his stories are based on wonderful first-hand experiences with children over the years. Today, I want to share with you Shipman’s beautiful holiday book, December Celebrations, illustrated by Milan Ristic. In terms of December holidays, it’s got something for everyone.
When Dewayne, a precocious kindergartner, rushes into the kitchen waving a letter from his teacher about the upcoming December celebrations, his sister Banicia and his mother help him understand what’s about to happen. Mr. Shipman, Dewayne’s kindergarten teacher, makes the month of December a fun, educational, multicultural experience that your child will never forget. From Christmas to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, join Mr. Shipman as he shares it with his class of delightful five-year-olds.
Dr. Terance Shipman is a 25-year veteran teacher from Georgia who spent thirteen years teaching elementary school for the Atlanta Public School System, eleven of which were spent teaching kindergarten! He is proud to say that he has built strong relationships over that time and has an incredible, constantly expanding network of his students, their parents, and co-workers whom he calls “Team Shipman”.
Through Team Shipman, Dr. Shipman offers continual encouragement, leadership, and mentorship to students, families, and colleagues. Dr. Shipman currently teaches middle school.
“Dr. Shipman’s book immediately carried me back to my childhood days and elicited smiles and fond memories. This book is a treasure for children and parents as it absolutely captures the joy of being young and the excitement of the holidays. It pays homage to a diverse community and its traditions and introduces children to the beautiful uniqueness of many cultures. It left me smiling, and my heart light! What a wonderful family tradition to begin, reading this book to our little ones in anticipation of the holidays!” ~Valarie Wilson, Amazon Reviewer
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Check out the latest release in the Mr. Shipman’s Kindergarten Chronicles series, The First Day of School.
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