Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy RathmannOfficer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Officer Buckle & Gloria

byPeggy Rathmann

Hardcover | September 28, 1995

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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
Caldecott-medalist Peggy Rathmann was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in the suburbs with two brothers and two sisters."In the summer we lolled in plastic wading pools guzzling Kool-Aid. In the winter we sculpted giant snow animals. It was a good life."Ms. Rathmann graduated from Mounds View High School in New Brighton, Minnes...
Title:Officer Buckle & GloriaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.25 × 8.88 × 0.36 inPublished:September 28, 1995Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399226168

ISBN - 13:9780399226168

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value of teamwork Great story that teaches the value of teamwork and friendship. Also manages to squeak in a few safety tips. A hit with our 3 year old.
Date published: 2012-09-03

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Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. Officer Buckle is a pudgy police officer who travels from school to school offering safety tips, but the problem is that kids keep dozing off during his presentations. Officer Buckle starts bringing Gloria the safety dog along to help out in his presentations, and to his surprise, the children have begun to smile, laugh and watch him with rapt attention... but what he doesn’t know is that they’re actually watching Gloria ape his every move behind his back. The Caldecott Medal-winning Officer Buckle and Gloria is a heartwarming story about safety and teamwork, and also a hilarious picture book that will become an overnight favourite with your kids.