Do the Monster Mash-Up

You might have heard there’s a bestselling book that rewrites Pride and Prejudice and adds zombies. I think there are other classics re-told with monsters, and perhaps a few that do it the other way round (say, Frankenstein without the monster, which would be a nice existentialist fable.)

But what if this trend hits children’s books? The multi-facted writer and Westerbergian Jodi posted this on Facebook.

Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters? Enough with lit + monsters mashups. If I see Are You There God, It’s me Mothra, I’m gonna riot.

I actually thought the idea of Mothra coming of age sounded pretty good. I’d also like to read Superfudge vs. Godzilla (as long as we’re talking Judy). But best of all would be Willard and the Rats of NIMH.

So the gauntlet is dropped. What children’s classics/monster mashups (or horror mashups) would you like to see and/or do you most dread?

16 thoughts on “Do the Monster Mash-Up

  1. In reverse, I want to see Where the Wild Things are without monsters…

    I wouldn’t mind seeing how Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle deals wtih real monsters, rather than children who are behaving like monsters.

  2. I am trying to come up with new ones, but I keep coming back to “Jason and the no good, very bad, day which happened to be a Friday the 13th.”

  3. I don’t know what I’d call it, but I’d like to see a monster eat those self-righteous, annoying little Alden kids in the Boxcar Children series. Not the old ones by the original author in the 40s and 50s–they’re antiquated and somewhat charming–but the ones ghost written in the 90s by god-knows-who.

  4. Anne of Green Goblins

    One Fish Two Fish Black Fish Blue Fish

    The Bat in the Hat

    Charlie and the Chocolate Abbatoir

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