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Officer Buckle & Gloria

by Peggy Rathmann

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Gloria steals the show in this fun, silly book. Officer Buckle is all about safety, but nobody listens to his tips until Gloria comes along and animates them for adoring crowds. Officer Buckle and Gloria is a wonderful book that can be used for independent reading, group shares, or read alouds! Children from Kindergarten to fourth grade can enjoy this book and have an introduction into personification! ( )
  ashgamber | Sep 17, 2017 |
Elementary
Cassette Tape Included
  SteppLibrary | Aug 28, 2017 |
"The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies his when he gives his safety speeches." This is a wonderful story about the friendship and loyalty between a dog and a police officer. While many rules and safety tips are covered, it is the strong bond between Officer Buckle and his police dog, Gloria that makes this book a true winner. ( )
  JenaiEllison | Jul 12, 2017 |
Officer Buckle & Gloria is about a policeman named Officer Buckle who visits schools to teach about safety. However, his lessons usually cause the audience to fall asleep, without Officer Buckle seeming to notice. Officer Buckle begins bringing a police dog, Gloria with him to his assignments. Gloria acts out all of Officer Buckle's safety rules (again, without him seeming to notice), and Officer Buckle & Gloria become crowd favorites of the schools they visit. However, when Officer Buckle sees a video of Gloria's antics during one of his safety speeches, his feelings are very hurt, and he decides to no longer teach about safety. However, when a big accident happens, and Officer Buckle receives a letter from one of the children at the school, he decides to start teaching again with Gloria.

Personal Connection: Again, I love the silliness of this story, that also highlights important safety lessons. The illustrations are bright, and the characters expressions are well portrayed. It made me want to bring a police officer and dog to visit my students!

Extras:
-Caldecott Honor Book, 1996
-Peggy Rathman, illustrator, tells the backstory of Officer Buckle & Gloria: https://www.teachingbooks.net/book_reading.cgi?id=8895
-> idea came from a dog her parents had, pictures made on copy paper with thumbnail size photos, uses white out to erase the "scratches," then makes a copy, wets it, stretches it, and staples it to a board- then she uses watercolor

Application to teaching: Importance of looking at pictures and text (as the pictures tell a different part of the story than the text)- how to incorporate this into their writing. Would work well in a community helpers unit, or discussion problems & solutions for safety issues in the classroom/school/world. ( )
  alliecipolla | Jul 10, 2017 |
Elementary
  SteppLibrary | Mar 21, 2017 |
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Officer Buckle is a roly-poly bloke, dedicated to teaching schoolchildren important safety tips, such as never put anything in your ear and never stand on a swivel chair. The problem is, Officer Buckle's school assemblies are dull, dull, dull, and the children of Napville just sleep, sleep, sleep. That is, until Gloria the police dog is invited along! Stealthily pantomiming each safety tip behind Officer Buckle's back, Gloria wins the children's hearts. Meanwhile Officer Buckle assumes the cheers and laughter are all for him. As the master comedian Jerry Lewis once explained, every slapstick artist needs a straight man! Children will be highly entertained by the laugh-out-loud, adorable illustrations in this 1996 Caldecott Medal winner, while learning the value of teamwork and a pawful of nifty safety tips. (Ages 4 to 8) --Gail Hudson

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:50 -0400)

The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.

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