Officer Buckle and Gloria
by Peggy Rathmann

Officer Buckle and Gloria:  Officer Buckle loves giving safety assemblies, but he's terribly boring. Then one day, Gloria the police dog tags along and acts out the tips behind Officer Buckle's back. The students laugh and cheer, and Officer Buckle thinks he's a hit...until he finds out who's really stealing the show!

Full of hilarious cartoons and numerous safety tips, this book is a great read aloud. Rathmann's characters are imbued with so much personality they're irresistible. You don't have to be a dog lover to immediately fall in love with this adorable little pooch.

This book teaches safety tips as well as the value of teamwork, but truthfully all that is secondary to how much fun this book is. Your kids will love it!

This fun book won A LOT of prestigious children's book awards, including:

  - Caldecott Medal Winner 1996
  - American Library Association Notable Children's Book
  - Booklist Best Books List 1995
  - Child Magazine Best Books List 1995
  - School Library Journal Best Books List 1995
  - Horn Book Fanfare selection
  - Parenting Magazine Best Book 1995
  - New York Public Library 100 Titles for Sharing

Reading Levels for Officer Buckle and Gloria

Interest Level: K-Gr. 2           DRA Level: 20                Lexile Measure:  510L 
Grade Equivalent: 2.5          Guided Reading:  L

See inside this funny book

Here are a few interior pages from inside Officer Buckle and Gloria -- to give you an idea of how many words there are on each page and to show the adorable illustration style.

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