Monday, September 19, 2011

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman

Overview from Barnes and Noble:
 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.

The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches. .

Awards: Caldecott Medal Book

My thoughts:
Not a new book by any means, but a fun one I use at the beginning of the school year to talk about rules in a fun way.  Gloria acts out each of Officer Buckle's safety tips like never stand on a swivel chair and gets and keeps the children's attention.  After reading it at school we discussed the rules we were going to have for our classroom to be safe and have fun at school while learning.

•Pub. Date: September 1995
•Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
•Format: Hardcover , 40pp
•Age Range: 5 to 8
•ISBN-13: 9780399226168
•ISBN: 0399226168

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