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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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Tags:Level 3

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Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

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This book is about a police officer who goes to schools to teach about safety. The students are always bored, never listen, and fall asleep. One day, Officer Buckle brings his new police dog, Gloria. She makes his presentations funny and the kids love her. This book would be great to use in the classroom as a read aloud to discuss empathy, friendship, appreciation, and even safety. The illustrations and text are funny, so the book easily keeps students engaged.

This book won the Caldecott Medal, which is awarded to distinguished picture books. ( )
  jangelique | Nov 23, 2016 |
Awesome book! Great to introduce safety rules at the beginning of the school year.
  Kendralpayne | Oct 26, 2016 |
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 |
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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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