Ready? Set? SING! Spooky song parodies for kids who love monsters

There’s just nothing like howling along to a creepified, monsterized version of a classic song you know and love (or loathe). That’s why KinderScares put together this little guide to help you find the best parodies to spookify your next sing-along!

Sipping Spiders Through a Straw: Campfire Songs for Monsters by Kelly Dipucchio

Sipping Spiders Through a Straw boasts 18 awesome parodies including Home of the Strange (Home on the Range), My Delicious Frankenstein (Oh My Darling Clementine), Do Your Guts Hang Low (Do Your Ears Hang Low), and Slither and Stink (that’s right, folks…somebody actually successfully grossified ‘Skinnamarink’ – it’s fantastic!). This little volume is so much fun it’s earned a place on our ‘Absolutely Everybody Should Own This Book’ list.

13 Ghosts of Halloween by Robin Muller

If you enjoy annoying family and friends with long, off-key renditions of The 12 Days of Christmas (and really, who doesn’t enjoy annoying family and friends?), imagine how much MORE fun you’ll have with this spooky version! The 13 Ghosts of Halloween won’t let you down!

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by Elizabeth Mills

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus is exactly what it looks like – a Halloween-friendly version of the classic irritating song.

There Was an Old Monster by Rebecca Emberley

There Was an Old Monster parodies ‘There Was an Old lady Who Swallowed a Fly’. Fun times! For another version you can check out There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swalowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex

Okay. Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich is not a book of songs, but bear with me here. As you surely know if you own this book (which you, and everybody else, SHOULD), it’s a book of poetry…mostly. The Phantom of the Opera, who recurs throughout the book (and happens to be my personal favourite character), keeps getting well-known songs stuck in his head. As a result several of the poems about him are clever song parodies that will make you laugh out loud.

The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme by Bobbi Katz

This is another much-beloved book that’s not really about songs or parodies. The Monsterologist is also a book of (really awesome!) poems. It earned a place on this list for a single page (page 24, if you’re curious), which features a witchy parody of the song My Favorite Things (from The Sound of Music). Yes, I’m serious. Yes, it’s awesome. And yes, you definitely NEED to learn these alternative lyrics and sing them regularly.

Here’s hoping this post will inspire many a hilarious Halloween sing-along this year! Happy howling!

2 thoughts on “Ready? Set? SING! Spooky song parodies for kids who love monsters

  1. I was JUST at the bookstore the other day and was so tempted to buy Monsterologist. But this lit agent slash magazine entrepreneur is broke as a joke. But I’m glad it’s getting attention on your site.

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