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This children's book plays Megadeth's Holy Wars riff

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth performs at Motorpoint Arena on January 30, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales
(Image credit: Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns)

We don’t know what type of sound effects your childhood “Speak-and-Spell” style educational book came equipped with, but it most likely wasn’t Megadeth electric guitar riffs.

Which makes LeapFrog Tad's Get Ready for School Book quite possibly the greatest – or at least loudest – children’s educational tool we’ve ever seen. 

As shown in this video from Gear Gods, flip to the page with a picture of a guitar next to the letter G, press down on the image and – voila! –  the intro riff from Megadeth’s 1990 thrash-terpiece, Holy Wars… The Punishment Due comes blasting out of the tinny little speaker.

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In our estimation, it's a much better, and definitely more metal, way to teach kids the alphabet than that “C is for Cookie… (opens in new tab)” jam.

You can pick up LeapFrog Tad's Get Ready for School Book on Amazon (opens in new tab).

And for more on Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine’s new Gibson guitar (that’s two “G”s!) head here.

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.