Officer Buckle and Gloria

Book review by Esther Ehrlich, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Teaches gentle lessons about safety and teamwork.

Parents say

age 2+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 4 reviews

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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.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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