Sunny, 8, has been working very hard at reading over the past couple of years and is reading at a Grade 2-3 level. She is nearly fluent but still needs some help with sounding out new words. Yesterday, she decided to read Bunnicula: The Vampire Bunny to me all in one sitting. This is how the story begins:
My name is Harold. I am a dog. I live with the Monroes: Toby and Pete and Mr. and Mrs. Monroe.
We all got a great chuckle when Sunny read the passage as follows:
My name is Harold. I am a dog. I live with the MORONS: Toby and Pete and Mr. and Mrs. MORON.
Thankfully, we got the pronunciation sorted out by the end of the book. It did make for entertaining listening while it lasted, though!