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Officer Buckle and Gloria

Written and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann
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5.58
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Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
$18.99
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Target Age
32
Pages
Picture
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What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

“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 sandwich’ 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 children’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” Rathmann 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

What Kind of Book is Officer Buckle and Gloria

Categories:
caldecott
Themes:
teamwork
dogs

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
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6.0
Grammy
English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
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5.75

It has been easily more than a decade since I read this book aloud and yet whenever someone brings up the book Officer Buckle and Gloria, I immediately think, “Always stick with your buddy.” Officer Buckle is a roundish, straightish, serious police officer who makes a career of giving school presentations on safety tips. Once Gloria, a precocious and animated K-9, becomes his partner, their presentations get really entertaining. While the tips themselves are a little droll in their obviousness, Gloria’s charades and Peggy Rathman’s imaginative illustrations will have them laughing in the aisles. Officer Buckle and Gloria are much better together than singly; they learn how important it is to stick together.

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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5.0

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Who Wrote Officer Buckle and Gloria

author & illustrator
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  • 1996 Caldecott Medal

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0399226168
ISBN 13:
9780399226168
Publication Date:
January 1, 1995