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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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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 |
Helps students learn the simple rules of life like "always while up spills before someone slips and falls". Really helpful and a fun read!
  kes030 | Apr 28, 2015 |
This is cute story of a local police officer who gives speeches at schools in his community. He is not received very well at first until he is joined by his very animated police dog, Gloria. Once Gloria and Officer Buckle team up the students pay close attention to rules and words spreads of their great presentation. At one point Officer Buckle realizes that it is Gloria's antics that the children are focusing on. He feel poorly and quits giving his safety speeches. The school community falls into chaos. Gloria tries to give the safety speech without Officer Buckle. It becomes clear the magic of the safety speeches is in the partnership between the two. A heart-warming story ( )
  taylorwells | Apr 28, 2015 |
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This book is called "Officer Buckle and Gloria" by Peggy Rathman. This book is about a police officer who goes to local schools and gives these super boring safety tip lectures. One day, the police station gets a new police dog and officer Buckle decided to bring her with him to give his lectures. While he is giving the lectures, the students suddenly are so interested and loving every minutes of it. He becomes famous and goes to schools all over! One night while he is watching himself on the news, he realizes why everyone suddenly started to love his shows. Gloria, the dog, was preforming tricks and acting out the tips that he would be talking about. Officer Buckle is very mad and then refuses to do any more lessons. Will officer Buckle and Gloria make amends and be able to preform together again?
My favorite part of this book is when Gloria first starts acting out his safety tips and Officer Buckle thinks he is suddenly really getting through to the children. If you like a funny book about unexpected friendship, I think you'll love this book! Don't forget to brush up on your safety tips. ( )
  kfrost32 | Apr 19, 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

(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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