Officer Buckle and Gloria

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Police Officer Buckle gives safety speeches that no one listens to until a police dog, Gloria, joins him. Because Gloria acts out the safety tips in an amusing way behind Officer Buckle’s back, his audiences start to pay attention and follow his safety tips. But when Officer Buckle discovers that people are entertained by Gloria, not by him, he gets upset and stops giving speeches until an accident happens in town. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trophies, 2005)

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