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Officer Buckle & Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book) Hardcover – September 28, 1995
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
In the sleepy, accident-prone town of Napville, Officer Buckle takes his safety lectures very seriously. No one else does. The students at the school auditorium are definitely not listening to him; various kids sleep, draw, and throw a paper airplane. One girl even has an accident while he's talking, spilling her yogurt on the floor. Things change dramatically (literally) when police dog Gloria begins to tag along. She accompanies him on stage, and copies his gestures as he delivers such zingers as "KEEP your SHOELACES tied." Gloria's antics spark the kids' interest, and when Buckle turns to Gloria to see what's up, she gives him a sweet and innocent smile.
Gloria's talents extend beyond mere mimicry, however, as she proceeds to act out various accidents that Buckle warns against. She flies in the air, for example, when he states the always enthralling "NEVER leave a THUMBTACK where you might SIT on it." In one hilarious two-page spread, the increasingly renowned Officer Buckle warns a college audience-and a TV crew-to not swim "DURING ELECTRICAL STORMS," and Gloria leaps up, her air looking electrified. Later, while munching popcorn in front of the TV, Officer Buckle discovers the real reason that his safety lectures became so popular.Read more ›
But then the force acquires a new police dog named Gloria. Gloria accompanies Officer Buckle to a talk. While Officer Buckle recites his list of safety tips, Gloria performs tricks to illustrate them. But Officer Buckle does not know Gloria is doing anything.
Suddenly the safety talks are a hit and Officer Buckle and Gloria are appearing everywhere. Then Officer Buckle sees himself on the news. He also sees what Gloria has been doing. He is not happy.
But by the end of the book, Officer Buckle and Gloria have learned their lessons and that teamwork is key to the success of the safety program.
Boy did my daughter love this book when I read it to her last night. She loves dogs and Gloria's antics were pure entertainment. She caught on to the teamwork message as well as some of the safety tips (most of which are visible as notes in the illustrations). She also liked the pictures (no gorillas or hamsters making appearances) especially Gloria signing autographs while Officer Buckle buys some ice cream.
A fun book that teaches some good lessons in a way children will follow. Bravo! It deserved the award it won (and it deserves others as well).
My favorite part in the book is when Gloria was imitating a safety rule while officer Buckle was telling the safety: SAFETY TIP # 99 DO NOT GO SWIMMING DURRING ELETRICAL STORMS.I also love the part when Gloria did a flip in air in a class room.
I would recommend this terrific children's book to any kid in K- 4 gr.. Part of the book might need to be read to kindergartners and maybe first graders. Second and forth graders would love to read this hilarious book. This book also teaches kids some very important safety rules as well.
"Officer Buckle knew more safety tips than anyone else in Napville." "Every time he thought of a new one, he thumbtacked it to his bulletin board." "Safety tip #77 NEVER stand on a SWIVEL CHAIR." Naturally, the book has the principal doing this all the time. There was a problem though. When Officer Buckle shared his tips with the students at school, they fell asleep. And there were more accidents than ever!
One day the police department bought a police dog named Gloria. Officer Buckle took her to school. Whenever Officer Buckle would describe a potential danger, Gloria would pantomime the outcome in a humorous way. The children loved it! (and so will yours). Officer Buckle didn't realize why the children were paying attention until he saw a presentation televised.
He grew angry. "I'm not giving any more speeches! Nobody looks at me, anyway!" So the school requested that Gloria come by herself. But that was a bad idea. She just "sat on stage looking lonely." Then "she fell asleep, so did the audience."
After Gloria left, the Napville School had its biggest accident ever. "It started with a puddle of banana pudding . . . ." A letter comes to Officer Buckle saying, "Gloria missed you yesterday!"
Officer Buckle and Gloria made up. Officer Buckle "thought of his best safety tip yet . . . .Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great story, especially if you listen to the audio book while following along in the print copy. My children and I discovered it while they were in elementary school. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Ginger G.
I read this book to my kids when they were little. It was one of their favorites. The message is important and the adorable art work make this book a "must have" for... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
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I ordered this at the end of august and it didn't come until november. I do love the story though.Published 11 days ago by A. L. Nguyen
Great book for kids. Very informative about safety and a good story about friendship.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I love this book. The illustrations are wonderfully kid-friendly - and by that I mean kids of all ages. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jessica L.