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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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A man and his dog make a great team as they teach kids how to be safe.
  amkestek | Aug 13, 2015 |
Very cute and funny story about an officer and his dog who does not have stage fright! They visit schools and do safety presentations and Gloria (unbeknownst to officer Buckle) steals the show each time.
  Amyinalaska | Jul 27, 2015 |
The award winning book "officer Buckle and Gloria" is a book about a good friendship. Officer Buckle knew many safety tips, but nobody would listen to them. When he got a police dog named Gloria all of a sudden the kids started paying attention. Gloria was acting out the safety tips behind Buckle without his knowledge. Once the kids started listening there were no longer any accidents. He got a bunch of thank you letters and drawings of Gloria, now everybody loved him and Gloria. Schools everywhere were asking for him and Gloria, so he was so happy that they finally liked him.Then a news station videotaped them and when he watched it back he saw it was Gloria everybody was looking at. Once he discovered they still didn't like him, he stopped and there was a big accident.He got letters that said Gloria missed him, so he took her back and they became best friends then he created his last safety tip, stick with you buddy.
This was a very cute friendship book. As an animal lover, i especially loved it. It shows dogs really are a mans best friend.
I believe this could show kids that dogs are important and should be loved. Also that you will always have a friend with a dog.It could help kids feel less lonely, and loved.
  am925642 | Jul 5, 2015 |
This book I would use for very young students who need to know the importance of being safe. I think young student will like the humor.
  LBraaten | Jun 7, 2015 |
This is a cute story about how friendship brings out the best in people. Also can touch on rules and safety in the classroom if you wanted it too. I remember this book from when I was little. ( )
  RaineyNicole | Apr 29, 2015 |
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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

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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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