Officer Buckle and Gorgia
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Officer Buckle and Gorgia.A rather dull policeman named Officer Buckle is committed to taking Gloria’s police dog to his local school’s safety speech. Until that time, whenever Officer Buckle decided to tell schools regarding safety, everyone dropped sleeping. Then, unbeknownst to Officer Buckle (really, behind his back), Gloria takes hands, imitating the shelter tip explaining safety rules, and Gloria is a significant achievement. Officer Buckle enjoys fame until he views on a wired communication that the school children are concerned about because of Gloria. He declines to teach protection, and an extensive accident occurs. A message from the intent and a loving girl named Claire assures Officer Buckle to start instructing again. In the end, Officer Buckle and Gloria go to various institutions and teach the students about safety collectively.

Officer Buckle and Gorgia by Peggy Rathmann

Office Buckle knew more safety tips than anyone else in Napville. Every time he thought of a new one, he thumbtacked it to his bulletin board.

Safety Tip #77 NEVER stand on a SWIVEL CHAIR.

Officer Buckle and Gorgia

Officer Buckle shared his safety tips with the students at Napville School. Nobody ever listened. Sometimes, there was snoring.

Afterward, it was business as usual. Mrs. Toppel, the principal, took down the welcome banner. “NEVER stand on a SWIVEL CHAIR,” said Officer Buckle, but Mrs. Toppel didn’t hear him.

Then one day, Napville’s police department bought a police dog named Gloria. When it was time for Officer Buckle to give the safety speech at the school, Gloria went along.

“Children, this is Gloria,” announced Officer Buckle. “Gloria obeys my commands. Gloria, SIT!” And Gloria sat.

Officer Buckle gave Safety Tip Number One: “KEEP your SHOELACES tied!” The children sat up and stared. Officer Buckle checked to see if Gloria was sitting at attention. She was.

“Safety Tip Number Two,” said Officer Buckle. “ALWAYS wipe up spills BEFORE someone SLIPS AND FALLS!” The children’s eyes popped. Officer Buckle checked on Gloria again. “Good dog,” he said.

Officer Buckle thought of a safety tip he had discovered that morning.

“NEVER leave a THUMBTACK where you might SIT on it!” The audience roared.Officer Buckle grinned. He said the rest of the tips with plenty of expression.The children clapped their hands and cheered. Some of them laughed until they criedOfficer Buckle was surprised. He had never noticed how funny safety tips could be.After this safety speech, there wasn’t a single accident.

The next day, an enormous envelope arrived at the police station. It was stuffed with thank-you letters from the students at Napville School. Every letter had a drawing of Gloria on it. Officer Buckle thought the drawings showed a lot of imagination.

His favorite letter was written on a star-shaped piece of paper. It said:You and Gloria make a good team. Your friend, Claire P.S. I always wear a crash helmet. (Safety tip #7)Officer Buckle was thumbtacking Claire’s letter to his bulletin board when the phones started ringing. Grade schools, high schools, and day-care centers were calling about the safety speech.”Officer Buckle,” they said, “our students want to hear your safety tips! And please, bring along that police dog.”

Officer Buckle told his safety tips to 313 schools. Everywhere he and Gloria went, children sat up and listened.

After every speech, Officer Buckle took Gloria out for ice cream.

Officer Buckle loved having a buddy.

Then one day, a television news team videotaped Officer Buckle in the state-college auditorium.

When he finished Safety Tip Number Ninety-nine, DO NOT GO SWIMMING DURING ELECTRICAL STORMS!, the students jumped to their feet and applauded.

“Bravo! Bravo!” they cheered. Officer Buckle bowed again and again.

That night, Officer Buckle watched himself on the 10 o’clock news.

The next day, the principle of Napville School telephoned the police station. “Good morning, Officer Buckle! It’s time for our safety speech!”

Officer Buckle frowned. “I’m not giving any more speeches! Nobody looks at me, anyway!”

“Oh,” said Mrs. Toppel, “Well! How about Gloria? Could she come?”

Someone else from the police station gave Gloria a ride to the school.

Gloria sat on stage looking lonely. Then she fell asleep. So did the audience.

After Gloria left, Napville School had its biggest accident ever…

It started with a puddle of banana pudding… SPLAT! SPLATTER! SPLOOSH! Everyone slid smack into Mrs. Toppel, who screamed and let go of her hammer.

The next morning, a pile of letters arrived at the police station. Every letter had a drawing of the accident. Officer Buckle was shocked. At the bottom of the pile was a note written on a paper star. Officer Buckle smiled. The note said:

Gloria missed you yesterday! Your friend, Claire

P.S. Don’t worry, I was wearing my helmet! (Safety Tip #7)

Gloria gave Officer Buckle a big kiss on the nose. Officer Buckle gave Gloria a nice pat on the back. Then, Officer Buckle thought of his best safety tip yet.


“Officer Buckle and Gorgia by Peggy Rathmann” Book Read Aloud Youtube Video


So what conversation will you have with your child after reading this book?

Some questions you might like to ask are:

Where Officer Buckle shared his safety tips?

Officer Buckle shared his safety tips with the students at Napville School.

What is the Officer Buckle’s Safety Tip Number One?

Officer Buckle gave Safety Tip Number One: “KEEP your SHOELACES tied!

Officer Buckle loved what?

Officer Buckle loved having a buddy.

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