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 Officer Buckle and Gloria
 Author: Rathmann, Peggy

 Publisher:  Putnam (1995)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 29 cm.

 BTSB No: 740217 ISBN: 9780399226168
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Safety -- Fiction
 Police -- Fiction
 Police dogs -- Fiction
 School stories

Price: $23.28

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.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 14100
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 08556

 Caldecott Medal, 1996

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   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
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   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/95)
   School Library Journal (+) (09/95)
   Booklist (+) (11/01/95)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (10/95)
 The Hornbook (+) (11/95)

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School Library Journal - 09/01/1995 K-Gr 3--A fresh, funny story about the wonders of teamwork. Officer Buckle is a safety-conscious policeman who spends his time devising tips for avoiding accidents. Unfortunately, the children of Napville School are an ungrateful audience, snoring through his lectures and ignoring his advice. Enter Gloria, Napville's new police dog and Officer Buckle's new partner. She accompanies him when he gives his lecture and performs her duties with aplomb. Buckle is surprised to see the children so attentive, but each time he checks on Gloria, she is sitting at attention. Thanks to the humorous illustrations, readers know what Buckle does not--Gloria is performing to beat the band, acting out the various accidents behind his back. Things are swell until a news team videotapes Buckle and his amazing sidekick and he learns that the reason for his newfound popularity is really Gloria's comedy routine. This sends the officer into quite a slump. Her act is a complete flop without him, however, and Napville School has its biggest accident ever after her solo performance. In the end, Buckle realizes that they're only successful as a team, and he is jolted out of his self-pitying funk. The vibrant palette of the cartoon art, as well as the amusing story, make this title an appealing read-aloud choice. Older children will enjoy poring over the many safety tips presented on the endpapers, all illustrated by Gloria's antics. A five-star performance.--Lisa S. Murphy, formerly at Dauphin County Library System, Harrisburg, PA - Copyright 1995 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 11/01/1995 *Starred Review* When rotund, good-natured Officer Buckle visits school assemblies to read off his sensible safety tips, the children listen, bored and polite, dozing off one by one. But when the new police dog, Gloria, stands behind him, secretly miming the dire consequences of acting imprudently, the children suddenly become attentive, laughing uproariously and applauding loudly. The good policeman is first gratified with the response, then deflated to learn that Gloria was stealing the show. Finally, he realizes that he and Gloria make a great team, and they take their show on the road again, adding a new message, ALWAYS STICK WITH YOUR BUDDY! Like Officer Buckle and Gloria, the deadpan humor of the text and slapstick wit of the illustrations make a terrific combination. Large, expressive line drawings illustrate the characters with finesse, and the Kool-Aid-bright washes add energy and pizzazz. Children will enjoy the many safety-tip notes tacked up on the endpapers and around the borders of the jacket front. Somehow, the familiar advice (like Never leave a bar of soap where someone might step on it or Never tilt your chair back on two legs ) is more entertaining accompanied by little drawings of Gloria hamming it up. - Copyright 1995 Booklist.

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