100 Themes Challenge - 011 -TurtlesTurtlesMore Like This
Mikey and Donnie sat cross-legged across from each other on their bedroom floor. Splinter had told Donnie to help tutor Michelangelo so that he could read and understand his letters better.
Donnie flipped through his hardback alphabet book, reminding himself to pay particularly close attention to the letters that Mikey seemed to have trouble with. He flipped to the letter “B” first.
“Okay, Mikey, what is this letter?”
Mikey giggled. “That kinda looks like a butt.”
Donnie sighed. “No, Mikey...” an idea dawned upon him, “...actually, we could work with that. What is the beginning sound in 'butt'?”
Mikey blew a raspberry. “Toot!” he laughed.
Donnie groaned. “No, Mikey, pay attention. What is the beginning letter sound in the word 'butt'?”
Mikey sounded out the word. “B-b...'B'!”
“Right! Good, now you can use that to remember the letter 'B' from now on. 'B' looks like a butt.