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3.81  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  15 reviews
A surprising book that is also a little scary and more than a little deep, Margarash is about a young boy and a seemingly-nasty monster who realize they need each other.

Mark Riddle is a Youth Services Librarian with a colossal beard. He was born in Australia, has lived in Taiwan and Turkey, and now resides in North Carolina with his wife, Kate; their cat, Warda Runciblespo
Hardcover, 46 pages
Published November 15th 2016 by Enchanted Lion Books
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Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Collin always made fun on this monster legend.

Until the day when he thrust his hand deep into his parents' couch....

And a scaly hand seized his wrist, pulling him ferociously into the gap.

I didn't really understand this book.

Collin loves coins. He finds them everywhere and he spends hours and hours arranging them by size or shape, country or state, even by smell or taste (which is something you should never do).

He even has a magic coin that turns from silver to gold when he flips it.

His parents
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Picture-Book Readers Who Enjoy Monster Stories
Debut author Mark Riddle spins an original fairy-tale in Margarash, the story of a coin-collecting boy who is dragged down into the land beneath the couch-cushions by the eponymous monster Margarash, who is also a numismatist. Thrown into a cage, Collin is at first in despair, but slowly he becomes interested in Margarash's coins. Eventually, using his own special magic coin, he finds a way to free himself and return to the world outside the couch. Once liberated, however, he finds that he misse ...more
Oct 31, 2019 rated it liked it
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This was just weird enough to be interesting.
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Is this a children's book about Stockholm Syndrome? Because that's what it feels like...
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Storytelling at its best. 'Margarash' tells a devilishly funny tale about the monster that's lurking in the deep, dark place under your couch cushions.
Collin is a boy obsessed with coins. Collecting them, stacking them, hoarding them. Then one day, he foolishly lunges his hand into the depths of a couch, hungry for lost coins. But something hungrier was waiting for him...
I'm not sure if I have enjoyed a picture book more than 'Margarash' - I laughed. A lot. Yes, it is scary for children, but in
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Margarash follows the story of a little boy who loves collecting coins. One day, Collin decides to try looking for coins inside the cushions of his couch, and gets pulled down into the world inside the couch where the monster Margarash lives. The middle of the book is a little spooky, but the story on a whole is delightful and has a wonderful ending. I highly recommend this book, especially for kids who love monsters!
Dec 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: story-time
Collin's parents literally watch him get taken by Margarash into the couch and didn't once try to rescue him all the time he was down there.
Kirsten Murphy
I liked the different approach Tim Miller used in the illustrations for this book
This is a fun picture book that gives readers something to think about, especially if they're sitting on a couch while enjoying this story. Collin is a little boy who loves finding coins. His favorite place to look was under the couch cushions. Margarash is a monster who lives in a world deep below the cushions and springs of your couch. One day, Collin sticks his arm between the couch cushions to look for coins and he's snatched into the dark world by Margarash. Young readers definitely will wa ...more
Amanda Blau
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Modern fairytale about the monster who lives in the couch waiting for coins to fall.
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
The illustrations and colours used in the book are interesting and unusual, but add an engaging story element to the book. Illustrator, Tim Miller has done a spot on job highlighting the darkness in the dark corners of the couch.

This is a bit of a scary story, and would caution parents of children who are overly sensitive. But told in a voice that's reassuring and the friendly message tone of the book in the end, makes it an emotional read that will have kids talking about for quite a few story
Debby Baumgartner
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
A little boy looks for change under the cushions of the furniture but there lives a monster below the cushions who also wants the change.
Michele Knott
Perfect picture books for all ages. Perfect book to use when teaching ideas during writers workshop time.
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Heydi Smith
Apr 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-storytime
A fun monster story that's not too scary but pretty out of the box.
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