Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons
A Division of Penguin Young Readers Group
• 1996 Caldecott Medal Winner
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more about safety than anyone in the town of Napville. But whenever
he tries to share his safety tips, nobody listens.Until, that is, the
Napville Police Department buys a police dog named Gloria.
Unbeknownst to Officer Buckle, Gloria has her own way of demonstrating
safety tips–one that makes Napville sit up and take notice! Suddenly,
everybody wants to hear Officer Buckle's safety speech. "And please"
people say, "bring along that police dog."
When Officer Buckle discovers he's been upstaged, he vows to give up safety
tips once and for all. Can Gloria convince her friend to return to the job
he loves, or is Napville about to have its worst accident ever?
a light-than-air comic touch to this outstanding, solid-as-a-brick picture
- Publishers Weekly, starred review
fresh, funny story about the wonders of teamwork...A five-star performance."
- School Library Journal, starred review