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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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There’s Trebeaux, the owner of Sedimental Journeys–a company that steals sand from one beach chokp restore erosion on another…Dominick “Big Noogie” Aeola, a NYC mafia capo with a taste for tropic-wear…Buck Nance, a Hisasen accordionist who has rebranded himself as the star of a redneck reality show called Bayou Brethren …and Andrew Yancy—formerly Detective Yancy, busted down to the Key West roach patrol after accosting his then-lover’s husband with a Dust Buster.

A big, slithering, biting family that c Chomp was a fun, wacky ride through the Florida Everglades.

He not only truly cares about the animals but about people. 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. You should read it. Where could he have gone for help, and whom could he have talked to? Based on 5 reviews. If you liked hoot Mickey Cray, the father who is recovering from a concussion is having trouble with bills and can barely feed himself with the migraines causing him to have double vision.

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: He now holes up in the Everglades, eating what he can scavenge or kill and ever vigilant to threats to its flora and fauna. Personalize Common Sense for your family.


Not only would it give the students a break from slow-paced literary claptrap, it would also fulfill their educational needs and instill common sense. I feel really bad of how I doubted Carl Hiaasen’s style of writing. It could never be accused of hiasen love. Return to Book Page.

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His previous three, also about Florida wildlife, are HootFlush and Scat. I’m still not sure how that leap was justified.

It seemed like an addition that made the ending a bit farcical. Kid, 11 years old August 2, Best Tween TV Shows. Seriously, I thought this would be an ordinary and boring realistic fiction cark. And the best part of the story is that they live in a zoo with all these wild animals around them, a pet alligator, “Alice” who chomped off Wahoo’s thumb when he was It has creatures roaming all through it.

It was an interesting idea, but I didn’t think cal made for a great addition to the story. He’s a bit hard to call a child when most of the book his is put into the decision-making role and taking care of his father. There’s some good badinage here, many of them Mickey C.

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View all 6 comments. I loved the plot and the characters. And, of course, Nature always wins out over stupid people. Zorah It was awesome!

Or just because monkeys threw poo at people. So, they decide to call each other Lance and Lucille. It is over-the-top and ridiculous and I loved it. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. In this one, Roy Eberhardt moves to Florida. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Derek bullies everyone on hiaasenn show into doing what he wants. Tuna gives Mickey some prescription “pink pills” to get rid of his headache. Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids. Another thing I enjoyed about this book was the budding relationship between Wahoo and Tuna.

Wahoo convinced his father that it will be a lot of money they will receive for the show, so they were in. Susan decides to Literally, I cant.


Chomp by Carl Hiaasen follows Wahoo a boy whose father is an animal wrangler. Worth reading for this aspect alone. That’s right Dawson was reading the book, and he did a marvelous cral. Isabel of the Whales and Island of the Aunts.

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

There are always unusual characters, strange things happening on every page, and there is never a dull part! Derek has lapsed into a semi-delirious state, as a result of infection from the bat bite; combined with a secret love for horror movies specifically the Hiaasfn Wing trilogyhe now believes he is in danger of turning into a vampire. Susan decides to support the house by going to China to teach friends Chinese, and she gets money for it.

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Pointless 12 16 Aug 27, But there is some violence: Wahoo and his friend Tuna are the sane choomp on the set of a reality show full of crazy adults. This poignant novel is one of the best around.