In this story, Buddy learns the importance of listening when he suffers some really unpleasant consequences because he was not paying attention. He makes poor grades in school, gets in trouble at home and is not allowed play in the big soccer game. One evening he gets the scare of his life when he misses his ride home because he didn't listen and is left standing alone. Thanks to the school counselor, his life begins to improve when he practices basic listening skills including stop, look, think and ask. This powerful story is accompanied by questions to stimulate discussion of important issues. This pack contains reproducible activities, a story book, posters, and a user's guide.