Homer & Me - A personalized Story
This book is the world's first personalized drug prevention storybook. Homer takes your child plus friends to a big league baseball game and along the way they learn about important lessons about setting goals, taking care of their bodies and staying drug free!
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Price $18.95 Book # 540 Hard cover 6 3/4" x 8 1/4" 32 pages For ages 4-10
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Homer and Me (Detailed Story)
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Hello! My name is Homer. I have created "The S.T.R.I.K.E. FORCE" and invite you to join our team! Every member of the S.T.R.I.K.E. FORCE has a mission: to hit a "Home Run Against Drugs." A home run in the game of baseball happens when the batter can go around all the bases and score at home plate during a single play. They call me "Homer" because I help many children, just like you, to get around the bases and all of the way to home plate. You will learn some very important lessons in this book and on our website, www.homerunagainstdrugs.com.
I hope one day that we can meet. Until then, please read and enjoy your very own personalized book, which will take you on a storybook tour of a big league baseball game.
I played baseball, so I've included some real tips to help you play better baseball! In addition, we have included some lessons to help you become a healthy and successful adult.
I hope you enjoy your personalized copy of Homer and Me! until next time, remember....Be A Slugger....Hit a home Run against drugs!
Baseball Tip#1: It is important to stretch slowly before you practice or play. Give your muscles a chance to warm up, so you don't get hurt!
"That's great!" Homer said, "the more the merrier!"
After Homer met everyone, Mike, Larry, Wayne and Bob got on the Home Run Express together.
"We'll see you after the game," said Mike as he waved to his friends and family. "Look for us on TV!"
S.T.R.I.K.E. FORCE Lesson One: You are important! There is only one person like you. You are special! Always do your best and feel good about yourself!
"I'm glad you noticed," homer replied. "These are posters of my program. 'Hit A home Run Against Drugs.' the posters help to remind kids to stay away from things that can keep them from reaching their goals."
"What kind of things?" asked Mike.
"Bad things, like drugs that can hurt your body," replied Homer. "My goal is to help you make good choices and stay drug-free!"
Baseball Tip #2: When you start to play catch, start slowly. It's not about how hard you can throw, but it's about getting your arm loose.
"Hooray!" yelled Mike, Larry, Wayne and Bob "Let's go!"
As they walked closer, Mike was amazed at the size of the stadium. "I never realized it was so BIG!" said Mike.
"WOW!" said Larry, Wayne and Bob. "Now this is a ball park!"
"It sure is," said Homer. "It's a great place to work too! It takes a lot of people to put on a baseball game."
S.T.R.I.K.E. FORCE Lesson Two: A goal is something that you want to achieve. It is important to set a goal! It will help you to make good choices in your life and to be the best you can be!
"This is Mike, Larry, Wayne and Bob, and they are my special guests today," said Homer.
"Nice to meet you," said the lady. "You're in for a special treat today." Then she gave everyone a colorful pass to wear around their necks. "This will allow you to visit special places in our stadium," she said.
"And meet people too," said Homer. Everyone thanked the lady as they walked into the stadium.
"Have a good time!" she said
"We will," replied Mike, as they headed towards the field.
Baseball Tip #3: The secret to being a good hitter is to be comfortable. What works for you is what you should do! Also, keep your eye on the ball! You can't hit what you can't see!
"The people who work on the field do a good job," said Homer. "They are called groundskeepers, and you will see them run out on the field and smooth things out during the game. Would you like to go down on the field?" asked Homer.
"Sure!" said Mike.
"To the field we go!" said Homer.
As they walked towards the field, another security officer asked to see the special pass the lady had given them.
"Watch out for flying balls," he said, "and have fun!"
S.T.R.I.K.E. FORCE Lesson 3: Take care of yourself! Eat healthy foods and exercise! This helps you to grow strong and healthy like HOMER!
"Batting practice starts in five minutes," said Homer
"That will be fun to watch," said Mike
Once the players started hitting, they noticed a few balls were flying over the outfield fence.
"That one went a long way," said Mike. "Maybe one day I can hit one that far!"
"Sure you can," said Homer. "If you practice and take good care of yourself, you can do anything!"
Baseball Tip #4: Hustle! Hustling is playing hard, running fast, and giving your best every time you play! baseball's All-Time Hits Leader, Pete Rose, was nicknamed "Charlie Hustle"!
"My friend would like to take you on a tour of the clubhouse, Mike. Would you like to go?
"Sure we would!" said Mike. "My goal is to be a ball player someday! So if I'm going to be a big league player, I need to see the clubhouse." Off they went!
S.T.R.I.K.E. FORCE Lesson 4: Stay away from things that can hurt your body. Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are not good for you! remember...it's your body, and it's your choice!
"Boy, I wish we had a clubhouse," said Mike. After the clubhouse tour, Homer, Mike, Larry, Wayne and Bob thanked the player for his time.
"Can I have your autograph?" asked Mike
"Sure!" said the player as he grabbed a baseball. "Here's one for your friends."
"Thanks, and have a good game!" said Mike as they headed to their seats.
"Hey, you got a signed baseball!" said Homer.
"Did you hear what he said about healthy foods? That means no bad drugs or alcohol either."
Baseball Tip #5: Be a team player! If someone has a rough game, let him or her know it's okay! Everyone should play hard and do his or her best. Remember....there's no "I" in "Team"!
Mike, Larry, Wayne and Bob enjoyed a hot dog and some peanuts. "Wow, this is exciting!" said Mike. Between innings, Homer would go onto the field and entertain the fans. He sure knew how to make the crowd laugh! During the game, Homer also autographed baseballs for all of the other kids he met.
As the game continued, there were more exciting plays. A single, a triple, and all of the sudden it was a tie score at the bottom of the ninth and final inning.
Finally, the player they met smacked a home run to win the game!
"Homer sure is fun to be with," said Larry, Wayne and Bob
"He sure is!" said Mike. "I am having a great time!"
S.T.R.I.K.E. FORCE Lesson 5: Make the right choice! remember, it's your body...it's your choice! You can say "No" if you know something is wrong or can hurt you! Always do what's best for you!
"You're welcome!" Homer replied. "Every player you saw today was in top shape and played a great game. Our favorite team won today, but they would not have won if all of the players had gotten dizzy and sick from unhealthy habits. These players know that drugs are bad and have the right to say "no" to taking them. They made the right choice!"
Baseball Tip #6: Talk to your teammates. Call the ball! saying "I got it" lets your teammates know that you can make the play. It also keeps you from running into each other!
"Yes, Yes and Yes!" replied Mike. "We have a surprise for you. You all get to go inside the Home Run Express and get your own Home Run Against Drugs stickers. Don't forget to look at all of the cool posters!"
"Some people weren't able to go on this trip or be at he ball game today, because they lost their freedom," said Homer. "Their bad habits with drugs got them into trouble with the law. I was so proud that all of you could make the trip!"
S.T.R.I.K.E. FORCE Lesson 6: When you make bad choices, bad things can happen. Staying away from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco is a good choice, and it's the right choice!
"I did. Thank you for everything," replied Mike.
"Remember," said Homer, "Take care of yourself, work hard, and stay healthy. Then one day, maybe you can be in the Big Leagues!"
"Mike, Homer, Larry, Wayne and Bob had spent a great day together. They had learned about baseball. They had made some new friends. They also had learned how important it is to follow all the advice from the S.T.R.I.K.E. FORCE
As Homer stepped onto the bus, he turned waved good-bye, and said, "Thanks for a great day Mike, and remember...
Be A Slugger...Hit A Home run against Drugs!"
Baseball Tip #7: Have Fun! Playing sports is supposed to be fun! Practice hard, do your best, and you will always be a true winner!
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