Officer Buckle & Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book)
"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... show more
"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
Publish date: 1995-09-28
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Picture Books
Part of a homework assignment for my Writing Children's Stories class. In a word: adorable.
Cute book with multiple lessons to take away from the book and talk with children about. Very bright colors, and easily able to keep a child's attention.
Officer Buckle has lists of safety tips which he shares with the students at the school. He reads the numbered lists which bores the children to sleep. Everything changes when the police department buys a police dog named Gloria. She accompanies the officer on school visits and acts out the safety t...
Confession: as a parent I am both way too concerned about some dangers (if you run with a stick in your hand you'll get hurt) and not concerned enough about other dangers (if you play tag with someone with a big, sharp stick in her hand, you'll get hurt). Officer Buckle and Gloria helps me focus m...