Officer Buckle and Gloria
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this book teaches about safety with a funny, fast-moving story.
What's the story?
The students at Napville School snooze through Officer Buckle's safety speeches until his new police dog, Gloria, joins the act. Gloria's acting talents suddenly make Officer Buckle the talk of the town. This zany book, illustrated in vibrant color, tickles funny bones while teaching gentle lessons about safety and teamwork.
Is it any good?
Take one earnest police officer and combine him with one theatrical pooch. What do you get? A rollicking, sweet story that will leave young kids howling with laughter. There's enough mischief to keep little ones engaged, enough common sense to reassure parents, and enough 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.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the safety lessons in the book. They also can talk about teamwork. Why were Officer Buckle's feelings hurt? Why did Gloria feel badly? Are they better working together or apart?