The Ankle Grabber (Creepies)
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The Ankle Grabber (Creepies)

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A young girl is convinced that a monster Ankle-Grabber lives in an invisible swamp under her bed.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 5th 2007 by Mathew Price Ltd (first published January 1st 1989)
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Kris
The Ankle Grabber, which is one of Rose Impey’s Creepies’ series, is the agreeable story of a little girl with a vivid imagination that encounters various monsters in her room at night. As she prepares for bed, her mother checks her room for the usual culprits, who include The Flat Man and Jumble Joan. However, on this particular night there is only one nighttime dweller that weighs heavily on the mind of our little protagonist and that is The Ankle Grabber. This sinister fellow resides in the s...more
Bree Bosse
I had this book when I was little and my mom used to read it to me before I went to bed because I was afraid of the dark. This could be a useful book to read to children who are scared of the dark or who are afraid of monsters. The little girl in the book is convinced that there is an "ankle grabber" that lives in a swamp underneath her bed but as the book goes on she learns that there is not and she overcomes her fears. I still have mixed feelings with this book however because even though it h...more
Chris
What a classic!

My irresponsible parents used to read this book to me when I was too young to know it was just a book!! For months afterwards I used to have to run and jump into bed!

A great book though, love the drawings
Nina
This would be a cute story to read to a child who was afraid of the dark. The little girl in the story is afraid of all sorts of monsters lurking around in the dark, but most of all she is afraid of the ankle grabber that lives in the swamp under her bed. When she has to pee one night she misses the bed and thinks the ankle grabber has got her, but its only her dad. He ends up scaring away the invented ankle grabber so the little girl can sleep.
Hilary
The pictures are creepier than the text -- so adventurous children can enjoy a thrill without any scarier piece than the "jump" ending (you know, the ending that makes you jump!). Reads very well aloud. Good October fare for storytimes.
Deborah Harris
AR Quiz No. 4205 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 3.8 - AR Pts: 0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP
Krystle Devo
One of my all time favs as a kid. I still own it and have read it to bothy niece and nephew and they enjoyed it as much as I did as a kid.
Penny
cute childrens book. i got it used and it is pretty awesome.
Nura
nama-nama monster yang kreatif... :D
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