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Officer Buckle and Gloria

Rathman, Peggy

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ISBN 10: 0399226168 / ISBN 13: 9780399226168
Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A. (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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Illustrated paper over boards, with matching dust jacket. Book is fine. Dust jacket very faintly rubbed, else fine, with Caldecott Medal affixed to front panel. An excellent copy. Bookseller Inventory # D18

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Title: Officer Buckle and Gloria

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Rathman, Peggy

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

"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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