Officer Buckle and Gloria

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Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann is a great book for children who are beginning to read. This is a funny book that everyone can enjoy. It is about a police officer named Officer Buckle who always gave safety speeches to schools. However, none of the kids would pay attention because they were so bored. One day, Officer Buckle’s police department got a dog named Gloria. Officer Buckle took Gloria along to all of his safety speeches, and soon all the children sat up and paid attention. Officer Buckle was shocked. Little did he know that behind his back, Gloria was mimicking him. All of the children thought this was hilarious, which caused them to pay attention and become interested. Soon other schools were contacting Officer Buckle because they wanted him to give their schools safety speeches. They were even on television! This was when Officer Buckle found out that Gloria was mimicking him and that was the reason why people were paying attention to them. Officer Buckle becomes mad at Gloria and he stops giving safety speeches. Will Officer Buckle and Gloria repair their friendship? To find out read Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman.