Books by: Peggy Rathmann The Day The Babies Cralwed Away Officer Buckle And Gloria
10 Minutes till Bedtime Goodnight Gorilla
Ruby the Copycat Bootsie Barker Bites
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Good Night, Gorilla
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons
A Division of Penguin Young Readers Group
ISBN 0-590-76715-1


• 1996 Caldecott Medal Winner
• ALA Notable Children's Book
• Ohio Teachers' & Pupils' Reading Circle
1996-97 selection
• American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"
• Book Links "A Few Good Books of 1995"
• Booklist "Editors' Choice '95"
• Child Magazine "Best Books of 1995"
• Horn Book Fanfare selection
• Parenting Magazine "Best Books of 1995"
• School Library Journal "Best Books of 1995"
• New York Public Library 1995 Children's Books: "100 Titles for Reading & Sharing"

Officer Buckle knows 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?


"Rathmann...brings a light-than-air comic touch to this outstanding, solid-as-a-brick picture book."
- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A fresh, funny story about the wonders of teamwork...A five-star performance."
- School Library Journal, starred review



Also Available
Good Night, Gorilla Board Book

"Officer Buckle & Gloria" video cassette. Narrated by John Lithgow. Music by Ernest V. Troost. Directed by Christopher P. Larson.

Published by Weston Woods/ Scholastic
ISBN 0-78820-724-5

Good Night, Gorilla Board Book

Rubber Stamp "Applause" (2x2")
#1889 (shown)

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