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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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I loved this book! The drawings are very detailed and follow the story line and the plot is very organized and has a good meaning behind it. The illustrations properly portray the story and add extra meaning to was it being said. Because of this children are able to have something to reference while reading. The book shows the dog doing tricks in the background while the Officer is talking and showing the children's reactions. The language was very clear and easy to understand. I also liked how the there were "tips" listed throughout the story whenever something went wrong like Officer Buckle falling out of his chair. The big idea of the story is to promote safety and understand that your friends are always there for you to support you. ( )
  amyadams19 | Apr 17, 2016 |
My review of this book is that it is very informational about being safe as a child but in a fun and engaging way. The officer and his dog Gloria give speeches about safety to different schools but they display a type of friendship where one cant give the speech without the other. This will give the kids a chance to observe the way that people should be treated and how important it is to treat the ones you love with the up-most love. The main idea of this book is to learn about safety and how everyone is important and everyone somehow depends on another in the world. ( )
  CGirodo | Mar 24, 2016 |
This book is cute, and while the illustrations aren't stellar, the storyline carries the tale.

Officer Buckle has the task of giving presentations regarding safety to various schools. Bored, the students rarely pay attention. One day, Officer Buckle brings a dog named Gloria with him. While he is giving his talk, Gloria is in the background going through the motions of what he is saying.

Suddenly, the students look up and listen. Alone, Officer Buckle's presentation was non inspiring, but with Gloria the children laugh and listen.
  Whisper1 | Mar 1, 2016 |
I loved this book for many reasons. The author made sure the characters developed and learned a lesson by the end of the book. For example, Officer Buckle started out being ignored, to taken seriously by the students in Napville School towards the end of the book. The reader(s) were able to watch how the level of respect grew, for Officer Buckle as each page in the book went on. The illustrations in the book really had an impact on the story. For example, on the page where Officer Buckle talked about Safety Tip number 1, the illustrations showed Gloria behind Officer Buckle holding up one finger. They also made it easier for the readers to follow along, enhanced the text, and were very appropriate to the mood. The writing itself was organized, flowed, and the clear and descriptive language made it engaging. A specific part in the book that suck out to me was when Napville School had its biggest accident yet and the author said “SPLAT! SPLATTER! SPLOOSH! Everyone slid smack into Mrs. Toppel”. The main idea of this story was always stick with your “buddy” or friend. ( )
  mennis2 | Feb 29, 2016 |
Great book for teaching students safety measures! ( )
  Chelsie10 | Feb 22, 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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