Johnny Jones has a wild imagination and he only wants people to believe him.
Little Johnny Jones is not like most kids his age. Johnny has an over imagination that sometimes gets him into trouble. When reality fades away Johnny's mind begins to wander so far, far away from the truth, Johnny believes he has really seen and been to places his imagination has taken him. There are places he says that no other human has ever seen or would believe exists only deep down below the earth under a hollowed old wicked oak tree is a door. Johnny tries to explain that these other worlds are real, but it only makes his parents, teachers, and friends mad at him because they think he is telling lies. Johnny knows he is telling the truth, but how can he make everyone understand.
In the very back row of Mrs. Thomson's third-grade classroom sits Johnny Jones staring out the window as his teacher begins another lesson on math. Johnny hates math, he doesn't understand how it will help him when he grows up.
"What a boring subject, Math." He thinks to himself. There's got to be more to life than math.
"Johnny; Johnny Jones!" Mrs. Thomson shouts out above class. "Pay attention Johnny or I will have to write you up again."
"Sorry, Mrs. Thomson." He says as he sits up in his chair. "I saw a blackbird out the window, it was pointing at a man running away from the bank."
"Oh, Johnny! How can a bird point? It doesn't have fingers!" Mrs. Thomson scolded.
"It really did point, it used its wing." Said Johnny. But, his teacher didn't believe him. One more time, Johnny, and I will write to your parents. Now stay focused and sit up straight!
"Yes, mam'." Johnny felt like the whole class was laughing at him, teasing him. "Look at the Daydreamer Johnny. He talks to birds." The other kids said making fun of him. He put his head down and just stared at the math lesson on his desk.
The day dragged on and soon the bell will ring the school day is over. Johnny watches the clock tick, tock, tick, tock! Finally, the bell rings loud and all the children scamper to grab their coats and sweaters and run out the door. The hallway becomes a walkway of screaming and laughing chaos. Like a crazy amusement park without the rides.
"Hey, Johnny! Stop, wait up!" Shouts his friend Brigett.
"What do you want? " He replies.
"I want to talk to you."
"Well, I'm in a hurry Brigett, I have to get home and I don't want to hear you tease me about the bird I saw today."
" I'm not going to tease you, Johnny, you're my friend." She says hoping he will not be mad at her.
"Everyone else is teasing me; I really did see a bird pointing at a man running away from the bank today." He explained.
"Well, I don't know about that, I wanted to know if you would like to come to my birthday party this weekend?"
" I'll be turning eight this year, you know!" Brigett said with excitement.
But, Johnny didn't seem to be as excited as Brigett. He was still thinking about the kids teasing him today about what he knows he saw was true.