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Officer Buckle and Gloria

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ISBN13: 9780399226168
ISBN10: 0399226168
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"Besides 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 Book "Rathmann is a quick rising star in the world of chidren's 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." — Children's Book Review Magazine "Rathman brings a lighter-than-air comic touch to this outstanding, solid-as-a-brick picture book." — Publisher's Weekly "A five-star performance." — School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Officer Buckle knows more about safety than anyone else in Napville, but his dull presentations put his audiences to sleep. Enter Gloria, Napville's new police dog. Gloria knows just how to liven up the safety speeches--as long as Officer Buckle's back is turned! Full color. Caldecott medal Book.

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tryprz, October 19, 2006 (view all comments by tryprz)
Is it possible to fall hopelessly in love with a stubby, middle-aged cop who bores little kids to tears? Is it also thinkable to cheer on an annoyingly over-confident dog skilled in the art of one-upmanship? Yes, but only when conceived by the brilliant mind of Peggy Rathman (10 minutes 'til bedtime).

Officer Buckle is a police officer who fails miserably at his job: delivering safety lectures to school children. Because he is so rotten at it, he is forced to work with a doggie partner to spice up his talks; however, Gloria, the doggie, is just a little bit too skilled at what she does. Comical confusion ensues and erupts into the most emotionally wrought revelation of betrayal you will ever read (in a children's book, anyway).

Please read this story to your child, your children, or to yourself. The illustrations are soft and nostalgic, at times a hoot, but that all too universal dynamic between Officer Buckle and Gloria will hit your empathy strings hard.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399226168
performance Narrated:
Rathmann, Peggy
production Music composed:
Ernest V. Troost.
Illustrator:
Rathmann, Peggy
Author:
Rathmann, Peggy
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Location:
United States
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Accidents
Subject:
Health & Medicine - Safety
Subject:
Police dogs
Subject:
School stories
Subject:
Schools -- Fiction.
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Safety
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Weston Woods read-along CD
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
4 3/4 in. +
Media Run Time:
000819$a000812
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399226168 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Officer Buckle knows more about safety than anyone else in Napville, but his dull presentations put his audiences to sleep. Enter Gloria, Napville's new police dog. Gloria knows just how to liven up the safety speeches--as long as Officer Buckle's back is turned! Full color. Caldecott medal Book.
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