Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman

Officer Buckle and Gloria (edition 1995)

by Peggy Rathman

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
3,1022151,825 (4.23)21
Title:Officer Buckle and Gloria
Authors:Peggy Rathman
Info:Scholastic Trade (1995), Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Level 3

Work details

Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 21 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 215 (next | show all)
  SteppLibrary | Mar 21, 2017 |
Officer Buckle is a policeman who goes to schools to share his safety tips. During his presentations, students are always sleeping, until the day he brings in Gloria. Gloria does funny tricks behind Officer Buckle that keep the students focused on her. After his trips with Gloria, the accidents in the school go down.
  EllieDowns | Feb 22, 2017 |
I think this is such a cute book to read to young children. Officer Buckle goes around to schools reading his safety tips, but no one is interested. That is until his dog Gloria comes along. Gloria acts out the safety tips on stage and all the children sit at attention and listen to the safety tips. The text does not tell you that Gloria acts out any of the safety tips, so without the pictures, the reader would not know this. The illustrations make the book so much more interesting because the reader gets to see what the students at the performances are seeing. This is such a fun book, and it is definitely one that I will want to introduce to my class when I become a teacher. ( )
  mkstorey | Feb 8, 2017 |
This book might be used with students 2nd grade or younger to teach them safety rules and friendship by examining the relationship between Gloria and Officer Buckle. This book could be used to teach students how to read and understand a chronology of events in a story and also how to apply written text to their real lives.This book might also be used with 3rd graders to introduce students to the roles that police officers play in our community and how and why they use dogs like Gloria. Students could practice their writing and grammar skills by writing their own letters to Officer Buckle and Gloria.
  kkminime | Jan 29, 2017 |
You could use this book for a kindergarten classroom. You would use it to do a read aloud to your class. This book could be used to teach about safety and friendship by using the relationship between officer Buckle and Gloria. It could also be used to teach about chronological order in stories. You could question your students as you read with "What happened before this?" or "What do you think will happen next?" This will also help them with prediction making skills. This book could also be used in a 3rd grade classroom. Students could use this book as an example in order to make their own books. Students could make their own safety books, using correct language and sentence structure in order to practice their writing skills.
  AleciaTomes | Jan 29, 2017 |
Showing 1-5 of 215 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0399226168, Hardcover)

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.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
3 avail.
15 wanted
1 pay

Popular covers


Average: (4.23)
1 1
1.5 2
2 6
3 54
3.5 10
4 125
4.5 15
5 155

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 115,155,491 books! | Top bar: Always visible