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. A Rollicking Eco-Adventure from a Popular Author! Filled with his trademark quirky characters and offbeat humor, this novel by best-selling author Carl Hiaasen. 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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A ridiculous reality show star who thinks he’s a vampire.
I find her the most interesting too. A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 1. My family watches a good amount of survival-skills TV, with Survivorman and Naked and Afraid being our favorites. Both end upon a job with money too good to refuse, doing the worse kind of baby-sitting for an utterly ridiculous reality-TV star who is, shall we say, full of cheese and eclairs and not much else.
Views Read Edit View history. I really love Carl Hiaasen, but this book fell short compared to his others. Chomp 11 7 Dec 13, Wahoo is obviously wise beyond his years, and obviously should not have to be put into this position but you feel for him. Refresh and try again. It is his fourth young adult novel. While Ahoy there me mateys! Will you take me up on my offer? How could I not giggle on my way to and from work when I got to hear about Derek’s tongue being bitten by a wild bat that left him with an infected tongue and delusions of vampirism?
I loved Roy and the girl Beatrice. What parents need to know Parents need to know that Chompa funny, sarcastic novel from the author of HootFlushand Scatis a perfect story for middle schoolers who are beginning to realize the world isn’t perfect.
Chomp Book Review
He and his family live in southern Florida. Preview — Chomp by Carl Hiaasen. Will Wahoo and Micky be able to handle the arrogant Derek Badger? His father is the unpredictable one.
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Although I don’t think they understood how cheesy Derek BAdger was, they were intrigued by some details, like explaining the views of the cameras and how tv scenes were shot. I loved the plot and the characters. By the end I walked self-consciously down a catl listening to the book, wondering if passers-by were wondering about the laughter I could’t hold in.
I’ll be honest and say that I haven’t ever read any of Carl Hiaasen’s books before this. Wat vond jij van ‘Hap! Wahoo’s dad, Mickey Cray, is an chpmp handler with a lot of respect for animals. It includes great dialogue that puts personality into chopm characters.
While the Cray family is watching the Everglades episode on television, Wahoo receives a phone call from Tuna, who is now living with her mother, Gordon’s estranged wife, in Chicago. So many bad things happen at the end that Tuna’s alcoholic father showing up with a gun just made me shake my head. Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels? I’m still not convinced that it is, even though Wahoo, the primary I guess character, is young.
I read this one aloud to my son because my random picks for him lately tended to feature female leads, the ocean, and environmentalist themes to one degree or another: They’ve only been on location in the Everglades for a day before Derek gets bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm.
How old is your kid? It was an interesting idea, but I didn’t think it made for a great addition to the story. More mature themes in second entry of popular series.
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Mickey Cray and his son Wahoo are professional animal wranglers who need to scrape up hiaaeen much money as they can to avoid foreclosure. Despite their misgivings, Mickey and Wahoo agree, knowing how much their family needs the money. Chomp Carl Farl No preview available – I always enjoy Carl Iaasen – this was an easy read: It was a nice, quick, easy read; however, it was definitely not the laugh-out-loud funny book it gave the impression of being.
When the egotistical Derek wants more convincing footage, he, the TV crew, and the Crays venture out into the Everglades, where the animals are wilder and more carp to bite something off.
Wahoo’s level head and smarts keep his father’s animal wrangling business going so they can pay the mortgage. His name is Wahoo; he was named after the wrestler, not the fish. Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo.
Sign in hixasen join to save for later. He was so evil and disgusting that nobody would have missed him if he suddenly vanished off the face of the earth.
Needless to say, This book was thoroughly enjoyable and I loved every single crazy minute of it. As a reader, you want Wahoo and Tuna who both have fishy names to thrive as friends and get through their roughest times together.
Hiaasen’s plot either shows laziness or disrespect for young readers or both. Continue reading Show less. The lampooning of reality TV is funny and sarcastic, and there’s a nice twist on the Twilight series when Derek Badger is convinced that a bat bite has turned him into a vampire.