Chomp. Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he’s grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and. The Paperback of the Chomp by Carl Hiaasen at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. reality TV. Read Common Sense Media’s Chomp review, age rating, and parents guide. Chomp Book Poster Image Carl Hiaasen ยท Adventure; Save.

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Zorah It was awesome! Also there tends to be loving, if odd, parents involved which is nice. While the Cray family is watching the Everglades episode on television, Wahoo receives a phone call from Tuna, who is now living with hiiaasen mother, Gordon’s estranged wife, in Chicago. One of my favorite characters is Tuna, the girl who comes along to the Everglades.


Or each time Derek got bitten. He makes decisions that could get him killed just because he believes what everyone on the show tells him. I can make a text-to-text connection between these two books because they both involve animals and adventure in a forest. Add your rating See all 5 kid reviews.

An adult character is an often-cruel alcoholic. Isabel of the Whales and Island of the Aunts. I loved this book.


When a reality show contacts Wahoo’s father Micky about providing animals to set up a survivalist’s show he is reluctant but agrees because he needs to pay the bills. Hiaxsen some people may dislike this book, it does go into detail about how to wrangle and handle animals. His friend Tuna second worse name ever joins him on location.

Talk to your kids about He’d been caught sleeping in hotel rooms during his survival stunts.

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Roy is pulled into a mystery to find out who the boy is and what he is doing. Raven glumly coordinates the search with the sheriff’s office, who insist on finding Gordon before they can spare any manpower to look for Derek. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed reading it. It was an interesting idea, but I didn’t think it made for a great addition to the story. The story is full of bullies. If he was a professional wrestler, he would be the quintessential definition of a heel.

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The c My son came home dying to read this book after the school librarian showcased it at school. Wahoo is the only one who can control Mickey’s temper. Chomo and Tuna both thank Derek for his heroism, and Tuna makes a point of asking for an autograph.

My family watches a good amount of survival-skills TV, with Survivorman and Naked and Afraid being our favorites. Wahoo joins her, but Jared Gordon takes Mickey captive, and shoots at the airboat as it is pulling away, seriously wounding Link. To complicate matters, Wahoo’s schoolmate Tuna joins them to escape her abusive father.


Wahoo and Link are briefly separated from Tuna, when Jared Gordon finally tracks her down. Welcome to the world of Carl Hiaasen, a long-time columnist for the Miami Herald who has written some of csrl funniest novels ever on environmental themes.

I especially loved Mickey’s response to Derek, his resigned knowledge that things would inevitably go badly. Susan decides to Literally, I cant.

The characters were funny, with one liners and silly things they did, like an adult TV star hiaasrn he is going to be a vampire, with plenty of examples and time in several chapters exploring this.

Jump in and read! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He creates complex, offbeat characters using language that doesn’t talk down to tweens.

I will never think of badgers the same way again.