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Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman

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
Collections:Your library
Tags:Level 3

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Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann



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This humorous book displays a great story of a policeman and his dog. The two are a team, which he finds out towards the end of the book. I think students would love this book as well as display a great message! The message of always sticking with your buddy. I think all students in elementary would love this book, but especially the younger ones since it has a cute dog. But since the message it relays is so great it can be applied to the older students as well. Overall, I think it is a fantastic book to incorporate reading to a class.
  MacyMoonshower | Sep 26, 2016 |
Summery: Officer Buckle gives safety tips to the children of Napville Elementary School. The children never listen to the tips until Gloria, the police dog, accompanies Officer Buckle.

Personal Reaction: I think this book is a great way to tell children safety tips.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. We could read the book and then practice the safety tips given by Officer Buckle.
2. We could play a matching game and match the tip to the situation.
  mollyinger | Sep 19, 2016 |
I loved this book because of the dog's personality and the story behind it.
  kmbate8772 | Sep 18, 2016 |
This is a great book used to teach the importance of following rules. This is a Caldecott winning book. The end papers are packed with details of important rules for kids. The illustrations and words work together to help tell the story.

Napville School is going wild, as they are not following the safety rules Officer Buck talks to them about each week. That is until, Gloria, his 4-legged sidekick starts helping him at assemblies. Suddenly the kids can't get enough of his safety tips as Gloria secretly acts them out behind Officer Buckle's back. Officer Buckle become upset when he realizes what Gloria has been up to. He stops doing safety assemblies and leaves the show to Gloria. But she just can't do it the same way without Officer Buckle. This is a story about the importance of rules and the importance of friendship. ( )
  Kelleighk1 | Sep 16, 2016 |
This book is really cute and relatable. It has a good story of friendship. ( )
  KJoPlante | Sep 15, 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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