Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Learn about Safety with Officer Buckle and Gloria

Image taken from readingtokids.org

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (1995)

Officer Buckle is a safety activist who tries to teach kids how to keep safe.  The problem is that the kids always get bored during his presentations.  They do not benefit from all of the helpful tips that Officer Buckle has to offer because they are too busy playing or falling asleep during his lectures.  That all begins to change when a K-9 named Gloria joins Officer Buckle in his presentations.  Even though, Gloria cannot talk she does manage to help Officer Buckle by keeping the audience’s attention!  To find out exactly how she does this you need to read the story and look at all the funny illustrations of what Gloria is doing during the safety presentations. This picture book is a Caldecott Medal winner and is useful in teaching content related to safety/rules.

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