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Officer Buckle and Gloria

By Esther Ehrlich, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Teaches gentle lessons about safety and teamwork.

Book Peggy Rathman Humor 1995
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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Great book for kids to learn about safety and friendship.

This is a really good book. It teaches kids about safety lessons, but also friendship lessons. So it is recommended for all children. Gloria is a cute and funny dog. I read this while babysitting kids. They love it. I love it too, and i'm in my late 30s.
age 2+

This book made me stop standing on swivel chairs for fun. Seriously. It did.

Great children's book. To this day, I think about this book when I see people stand on swivel chairs.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This rollicking, sweet story will have young kids howling with laughter, and has enough mischief to keep little ones engaged, common sense to reassure parents, and good humor for everyone.

The pages are jam-packed with neon-bright pictures that add zip to an already zippy story. Whether she's hurling herself in the air or pretending to be electrocuted, nowhere will you find a dog with more expression than Gloria! The simple text is jazzed up with hand-written safety tips and notes that kids love to pore over. This book will have kids hoping that Officer Buckle and Gloria will show up for a safety speech at their school.

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