But in the morning when I took my kids to the library for story time, this book caught my eye.
True, it isn't really a fairytale, but it is a Tall Tale at least. So we brought it home and had a change of plans. And hey, I can always do The Magic Fish this Friday, right?
The book was a good pick, since my kids had never heard of Johnny before. They were especially entertained by the tales of him wrestling with bears and having a wolf for a pet. Steven Kellogg is also a great illustrator of children's stories; keep your eye out for his work at your library.
For our activity, we made an apple-stamping picture of Johnny. Firs I gave my kids crayons and paper and asked them to draw their favourite part of the story, but to leave off Johnny's head.
We cut up a couple more apples into slices and ate them with caramel dipping sauce for a special treat when we were done. Yum!