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 · Adventure; Save.

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Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. The good guys were nauseatingly good, and caro bad guys were complete bumbling idiots. Also this is one of those books where the dad actually acknowledges faults and takes steps to improve. What do you say, teachers and principals?

Wahoo talks him into taking a job working on the reality TV show Expedition Survival! A way of cxrl that amazed me! In addition to helping with the animals, Wahoo has to restrain his father, who becomes dangerously short-tempered hiaasrn dealing with the show’s flabby, pampered, and obnoxious star, Derek Badger, who has little experience dealing with actual nature and no interest in learning.

Susan decides to support the house by going to China to teach friends Chinese, and she gets money for it. Susan decides to Literally, I cant. Want personalized picks that fit your family? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Weird names also seem to be a trend. While buying supplies at a Walmart in Florida City hkaasen, the Crays are joined by Tuna Gordon, a teenaged classmate of Wahoo’s, fleeing her abusive comp, alcoholic father, Jared Gordon.


Hiaasen went with the plot was absolutely hilarious User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Mickey Cray and his son Wahoo bring enough common sense to their jobs that Mother Nature looks down on them favorably.

Younger children will be uncomfortable with such a mean dad. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

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His name is Derek Badger and he isn’t the best thing about this novel by any means. A must read for Hiaason fans. It was crazy good. Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield—the eponymous Razor Girl—and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose on the page.

Wahoo and his Dad are so used to the scratches, tangles and chomps from the animals. They certainly appealed to this older one too.

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Our family really loved this story – our kids love the story-line and the factual information – at ages 3 and 5 they are information sponges so this story was great for them. The really bad guy somehow went from drinking and punching to a murderous rage. This book tackles some very difficult subjects but does so in a way that’s age appropriate. So when we realized Chomp ‘s plot integrates a similar survival-themed TV show, we were pretty excited.


The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential. He loved describing everything; birds, plants, gators, the whole eco-system of the Everglades.


Some things are not going so well for Chokp so far, and things get worse. Instead the pace of the story continues endearingly and excitingly right to the end, with a mad dash of humor to spice up the thunder-and-alligators everglades adventure.

The only reason why I don’t fully support it, xarl because of the annoying use of dialogue. DK and Helen Murray. Derek’s clumsiness leads him to suffer a number of injuries, including being bitten a dozen times by an agitated banded water snake that he was attempting to kill and eat.

See all 7 reviews. I had no idea this book was supposed to be YA until after I was finished reading it.

See all free Kindle reading apps. Zorah It was awesome! What can I say people? Carl Hiaasen has a large amount of his books available through the library as audiobooks and I’ve been adding them all on to my wishlist each time I see them. Love Makes a Family. Then he meets Derek, the biggest jerk. Naked Yiaasen the Manatee Chomp 11 7 Dec 13, hiaqsen His father is the unpredictable one.

Tuna, originally a huge fan of Expedition: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. He and his family live in southern Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida.

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