Title- Officer Buckle and Gloria
Author- Peggy Rathmann
Publisher- G.P. Putnam's Sons (Imprint of Penguin Books)
Published- September 28th, 1995
Officer Buckle loves making up new safety rules. He shares them with students at Napville School but no ever listens to him. One day the police department gets a dog and that dog is now Officer Buckle's Officer Buckle brings the dog, Gloria, to school with him and while he's doing his regular safety tips Gloria is acting them out. The place goes wild and gets Officer Buckle and Gloria sent to many places to tell many people about his safety tips. When Officer Buckle discovers what Gloria has been doing he's not too happy. It takes a giant accident for him to realize he needs Gloria as much as she needs him.
This is such a classic story that everyone needs to read. I got teary eyed like a fool which has never happened before because this story is so sweet! There's a girl who makes a star shaped letter and where's a crash helmet based on one of his safety tip that I got all chocked up about because she said everything right. She knows what's what. They make a great team and like I said before they both need each other more than they know.
Gloria brings new light to his safety tips which is just what Officer Buckle needed but he feels betrayed and maybe a little unwanted which is reasonable. Maybe if Gloria showed him what she could do he wouldn't have been so upset.
The book has such charming and insane illustrations that will get kids attention. The moral of the story while having some safety tips scattered around provide kids with some knowledge while having a good time reading or hearing Officer Buckle and Gloria's tale.