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Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
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Officer Buckle & Gloria

by Peggy Rathmann

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Officer Buckle and Gloria is a funny book about a police officer and his amazing police dog. It is a story of friendship and teamwork. I think children would really enjoy this book, and there are a variety of fun activities teachers could connect to it. For example, you could have students write their own letters to Officer Buckle and Gloria. The illustrations are straightforward but will make children giggle. The story is similarly straightforward, but it is amusing. ( )
  alootens1 | Dec 2, 2018 |
Summary: This children's book is about Officer Buckle and a dog named Gloria. Officer Buckle isn't allowed to keep the children's attention for safety tips because they find him too boring. Officer Buckle decides to bring along Gloria to his presentations which the children end up loving. The two end up being a pair because they work so well together on their presentations.

Personal summary: This story is great and shows children friendship and comedy throughout the book.
  courtneytosto | Oct 1, 2018 |
I love this book for a few reasons. First, I really liked how relatable this book was. The book is about a police officer who goes around with his dog Gloria and they talk about safety rules. This is relatable because i remember in school having police officers come in and talk to us about safety rules like Stranger Danger. Second, the book was creative and fun. It talked about safety rules but in a fun manner, the officer and dog were always doing something. Third, the illustrations in the book were great. Overall, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it for any kid, parent, or teacher. ( )
  Bcleme4 | Sep 25, 2018 |
Officer Buckle was never that interesting when it came to discussing safety rules, but that all changed when he brought along a new partner Gloria. This is good book to discuss safety and rules in a fun and engaging way. The illustrations on pages were very well drawn. ( )
  taylor26. | Sep 19, 2018 |
This is a great a book to teach kids how important rules/safety is ( )
  AshleyKramer | Sep 13, 2018 |
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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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