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Officer Buckle and Gloria (edition 1995)

by Peggy Rathman

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Title:Officer Buckle and Gloria
Authors:Peggy Rathman
Info:Scholastic Trade (1995), Paperback, 32 pages
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Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

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This book is about a safety officer named Officer Buckle who gives speeches no one listens to until his dog friend, Gloria, tags along. This book highlights the power of team work and friendship. The illustrations added a lot to the story-line. Without them the story would be confusing. Nowhere in the text does it actually state what was happening as the officer gave his speech to make the children cheer. The illustrations told the missing parts of the story. ( )
  TiffanyA | Jan 28, 2016 |
1st/2nd Grade
This book could be used in a lesson on safety. The students could make a list of safety rules for their classroom, or write Officer Buckle notes. ( )
  tsmith18 | Jan 27, 2016 |
This was a book that would be suitable for an interactive career day. Definitely worth reading to your students to start a lesson on safety. ( )
  rachelpelston | Jan 27, 2016 |
Officer Buckle and Gloria is appropriate for early primary grades. It could be used as a read-aloud with pre-school and kindergarten; the colorful illustrations would engage students. By late first-grade or in second grade, students could revisit the book and read it themselves as part of a lesson on characterization or plot development. ( )
  prbecky | Jan 24, 2016 |
Officer Buckle knows more about safety than anyone, but when he starts to share his safety tips with the students at Napville School, they do not seem interested. One day, Napville's Police Department buys a dog named Gloria. On Officer Buckle's next school visit, he brings Gloria along. During his presentation, the students pay attention, but little does Officer Buckle know it is because Gloria was doing tricks behind him. Officer Buckle leaves that day feeling proud of his safety tips, and when he gets back to the station Officer Buckle has all the grade schools, high schools, and day cares calling him about his safety speeches. One day, while watching the news, Officer Buckle finds out about Gloria's shenanigans and gets mad at her. The next speech, Gloria goes by herself and the students are back to their old, tired selves. That was the day that the biggest accident happened. Notes pour into Officer Buckle's office and it was then that he realizes he and Gloria are a team. This leads to safety tip #101 "Always stick with your Buddy!"

A wonderful resource to use in the classroom when talking about rules and friendship. This book leaves a great message for readers. Being a Caldecott Medal winner, Officer Buckle & Gloria is worthy of such an award with its beautiful illustrations showing their adventures together. Vivid pictures and colors draw attention to the reader's eyes, and the illustrations allow the reader to immerse themselves into the fun story. ( )
  afrught | Jan 21, 2016 |
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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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