Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy RathmannBesides the beguiling story, the affable illustrations of the smiling Gloria, the accidental mayhem in the background, and the myriad safety tips -- such as always pull the toothpick out of your sandwhich and never lick a stop sign in the winter -- add to the enjoyment. A glorious picture book. -- The Horn BookRathmann is a quick rising star in the world of chidrens books. In this book, she again shows her flair for creating real characters, dramatic situations and for knowing what will make young audiences giggle and think. -- Childrens Book Review MagazineRathman brings a lighter-than-air comic touch to this outstanding, solid-as-a-brick picture book. -- Publishers WeeklyA five-star performance. -- School Library Journal
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I love this book so much I gave a copy to my own Officer Buckle, my sister. She's our family's safety patrol. Love that idea Caroline! Officer Buckle and Gloria is such a memorable book - perfect for giving away as a present. Especially to the safety minded!
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Then one day, Gloria the police dog tags along and acts out the tips behind Officer Buckle's back. The students laugh and cheer, and Officer Buckle thinks he's a hit Full of hilarious cartoons and numerous safety tips, this book is a great read aloud.
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I always read this book at the beginning of the year! We talk about classroom safety and make our own list of safety tips! Hi Kelley, This is definitely a great beginning of the year book.
And still we wait for the inevitable return of the Rathmann. But for years not a new Rathmann has graced our shelves. So where is she? Rathmann lives and works in Nicasio, CA on a ranch she shares with her husband, John Wick, and a very funny bunch of birds. Happy but not making any books.
A rather boring police officer named Officer Buckle is assigned to take a police dog named Gloria to his safety speech at the local school. Until that time, whenever Officer Buckle tried to tell schools about safety everyone fell asleep. Then, unbeknownst to Officer Buckle literally, behind his back , Gloria does tricks imitating the safety tip demonstrating safety rules, and Gloria is a big success. Officer Buckle enjoys the fame until he sees on a taped speech that the schoolchildren are so enthusiastic because of Gloria. He refuses to teach safety and a huge accident happens.