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’s dad, Mickey Cray, is an animal handler with a lot of respect for animals.

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They give each other clothing during the harsh weather. Weird names also seem to be a trend. So many bad things happen at the end that Tuna’s alcoholic father showing up with a gun just made me shake my head.

DK and Helen Murray. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He’s incredibly funny, with a lovely grasp of the depth of emotions that children can latch on to.

About Chomp The hysterical hiaase New York Times bestseller from Newbery honoree Carl Hiaasen featuring gators, snakes, bats that bite, and reality show hosts gone wild!

I would recommend this book, but I also would like to warn anyone whom is planning to read this, that t I really love Carl Hiaasen, but this book fell short compared to his others. Up Close With Bugs. Typical Carl Hiassen; I love it.


The main character, Wahoo Cray’s backyard is pretty much a zoo! In this one a boy named Noah is determined to help his dad stop the local casino boat from dumping sewage into the hiaaseen. The book also evoked an intriguing sense of place First, please understand, my rating of a book is based on how it affects me, nothing else. Mickey Cray and his son Wahoo are professional animal wranglers who need to scrape up as much money as they can to avoid foreclosure.


About Carl Hiaasen Collection: The book contains many different details why one might like the hiaaseb. You mean reality TV might not be as real as we think it is??? 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. He also portrays some unsavory characters — an abusive alcoholic father, greedy TV producers, and a fake TV star — who, although they often behave unethically, have elements of good, making them realistic and likeable rather than just silly.

The next morning, Derek disappears, hijacking one of the airboats ferrying the crew and their equipment and driving wildly into the swamp. Hiaasen includes facts about the flora chkmp fauna of the Florida Everglades as well as a strong environmental message. Their backyard is full of fun—from turtles to snakes to alligators.

He’d been caught sleeping in hotel rooms during his survival stunts. Preview — Chomp by Carl Hiaasen.

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Another really good book from Carl Hiaasen I read this book at age 13, after loving the other Carl Hiaasen books when I was younger. The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. Hiaasen hits the right notes humor-wise in this Steve Irwinesque takeoff of a prima donna phoney Aussie hosting a reality wildlife survival show. Animals kept biting him, but instead of getting scared he kept putting himself into more and more dangerous situations.

Where could he have gone for help, and whom could he have talked to? Mar 27, Pages Middle Grade 10 and up Buy. Kid, 11 years old August 2, We are experiencing technical difficulties. Looking for More Great Reads?


Buy the Audiobook Download: Now she has been called out of the country to teach her clients for a few months. I was very glad to read these books. While buying supplies at a Walmart in Florida Citythe Crays are joined by Tuna Gordon, a teenaged classmate of Wahoo’s, fleeing her abusivealcoholic father, Jared Gordon.

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. How can you can protect wildlife in your area?

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Track your recent orders Use Your Account to view or change your orders. Also there tends to be loving, if odd, parents involved which is nice. Mar 27, Minutes Middle Grade 10 and up.

Great read for year-olds. Wahoo convinced his father that it will be a lot of money they will receive for the show, so they were in. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

So is the story, the characterization, and much of the message. Kindle Edition cael, pages. Parents don’t always act responsibly, and many other adults are downright unethical, but the kid characters are remarkably levelheaded.

Discover the funny side of Florida with 1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen in this collection of four books: My family watches a good amount of survival-skills TV, with Survivorman and Naked and Afraid being our favorites.