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 some good badinage here, many of them Mickey C. Carl Hiaasen Adventure The show’s crew organizes a search party from the souvenir shop on the Tamiami Trail they are using as a headquarters.

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For me this plot was the strangest. He is replaced by an outdoorsman from New Zealand. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. I finished it one sitting. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen. 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. Derek Badger gets the hiaaasen end of the stick and is the butt farl a lot of the jokes, which is okay I suppose, but I did feel a little, not manipulated, but strong-armed.

His rating was bby. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There are side plots about the kids trying to save their parents marriage. Haha…It was fun to hear them talk about all the animals like family. He loved describing everything; birds, plants, gators, the whole eco-system of the Everglades. In typical Hiaasen fashion, controlled chaos is cohmp name of the game. They promise to meet up again soon, addressing each other by the nicknames they pinned on each other during the adventure, “Lance” and “Lucille.


See all 16 questions about Chomp…. I read this book about 3 years ago. It’s anyone’s guess who will actually survive “Expedition Survival”. The director, Raven Stark is offering seven grand to use their animals on the show.


What other choices did Wahoo have besides helping Tuna run away from her abusive father? Derek was one of those characters that you will love to hate.

And then Tuna’s dad shows up with a gun. After this fight, Derek Badger decided that he only wanted to face wild animals for stunts. Now she has been called out of the country to teach her clients for a few months.

I will never think of badgers the same way again. As Mickey was injured shortly before by an iguana falling on his head, and is suffering the after-effects of a serious concussionWahoo takes it upon himself to accept for both of them while his mother is on a business trip in China for the extra money.

Just ask Wahoo about his thumb! Boy stands up for autistic sister in compassionate tale. Roy is pulled into a mystery to find out who the boy is and what he is doing. It reminded me of one of those great family movies that has you laughing throughout.

My 10 year old is a challenged reader who is about two grade levels behind. Then, Wahoo meets a girl about her age and notices she has a black eye. Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.

The only redeeming factor for me was that it got me googling Bear Grylls, and guess what? Wahoo, the main character lives with his father Mickey who chonp an animal His friend Tuna second worse name ever joins him on location. Chomp Fountas and Pinnell leveled book.


One of my favorite characters is Tuna, the girl who comes along to the Everglades. He is so full of himself as a star that he thinks when he snaps his fingers people should jump. No reader should be surprised to learn that alligators, pythons, would-be vampires, and gun-wielding drunks turn up in this story, not to mention a hedonistic Hollywood producer.

Weird names also seem to be a trend. Things didn’t exactly go well for Derek, fighting the Cray’s twelve foot alligator, Alice, which was not a good decision. When Link appears, demanding the return of his airboat, Gordon takes aim with his gun, and Wahoo jumps him. Add your rating See all 1 parent review.

Mickey Cray is an animal wrangler and is having trouble finding a job due to the “Iguana incident”, which Mickey calls “The Curse of the Iguana”story takes vy interesting turn when he got a job for a survivalist show.

They live in a house, with a backyard full or slimy reptiles with scales and different animals. Hiaasen chooses to play an unadvised card, hizasen, when Wahoo’s friend, Tuna, haiasen girl who is beaten by her drunken father, joins the troops. Wahoo’s schoolmate, Tuna, is a girl who finds an escape from her abusive father by memorizing the Latin names of animals she discovers. 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.

He is a pampered, mean and obnoxious person who doesn’t care a bit about animals.