Title: Officer Buckle and Gloria [First Impression]
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Collectible-Good+
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Impression
First Impression. Collectible; Signed by Author. NO DUST COVER INCLUDED. Light soiling on rear flap, minor bumping/chipping and rubbing on covers. Spine slightly cocked. Good+ condition. Clean pages. Light shelfwear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. Good+ books may have bumped corners. (BB94). Bookseller Inventory # 100130216
"Besides the beguiling story, the affable illustrations of the smiling Gloria, the accidental mayhem in the background, and the myriad safety tips -- such as 'always pull the toothpick out of your sandwhich' and 'never lick a stop sign in the winter' -- add to the enjoyment. A glorious picture book." -- The Horn Book "Rathmann is a quick rising star in the world of chidren's books. In this book, she again shows her flair for creating real characters, dramatic situations and for knowing what will make young audiences giggle and think." -- Children's Book Review Magazine "Rathman brings a lighter-than-air comic touch to this outstanding, solid-as-a-brick picture book." -- Publisher's Weekly "A five-star performance." -- School Library Journal
Review: Officer Buckle is a roly-poly bloke, dedicated to teaching schoolchildren important safety tips, such as never put anything in your ear and never stand on a swivel chair. The problem is, Officer Buckle's school assemblies are dull, dull, dull, and the children of Napville just sleep, sleep, sleep. That is, until Gloria the police dog is invited along! Stealthily pantomiming each safety tip behind Officer Buckle's back, Gloria wins the children's hearts. Meanwhile Officer Buckle assumes the cheers and laughter are all for him. As the master comedian Jerry Lewis once explained, every slapstick artist needs a straight man! Children will be highly entertained by the laugh-out-loud, adorable illustrations in this 1996 Caldecott Medal winner, while learning the value of teamwork and a pawful of nifty safety tips. (Ages 4 to 8) --Gail Hudson
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