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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
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Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann



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Cute story about how a friendship can bring the best out of people and dogs too! ( )
  SammiP | Mar 2, 2015 |
I honestly thought this was a very cute book. The pictures are really wonderful, and detailed. It taught a valuable lesson about friendship and that it's important to keep your buddy around. ( )
  BriannaMaeee | Feb 24, 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. ( )
  Lisapier | Feb 18, 2015 |
This book is a modern fantasy about a dog and policeman duo who attempt to teach children about safety. Before Gloria the dog comes to help Officer Buckle, he has a hard time holding his audience's attention. However, Officer Buckle learns an important lesson about teamwork as he accepts Gloria's gift and wows his audiences.
  ejoy13 | Feb 9, 2015 |
Officer Buckle spoke to students about the importance of safety. The students of Napville thought his speeches were boring. They did not pay attention to Officer Buckle until he brought along his police dog Gloria. The students loved Gloria. Officer Buckle realized the most important safety tip was to always stick with your buddy.

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When I read this story I thought of my sister. We are six years apart and growing up we took each other for granted. It wasn’t until we were adults we realized how important our relationship is to one another. She has two little girls now and I want to show them how blessed they are to have each other as friends.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. We could make our own safety tips and share them with the class.
2. We could draw a picture of our buddy.
3. In the classroom, we could make our own badge and practice safety tips.
  HaleyMcPherson | Feb 7, 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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:59:38 -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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