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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I was very glad to read these books. A way of life that amazed me! There are side plots about the kids trying to save their parents marriage.

Pass on the recommendation to the tweens in your life Me ha costado engancharme a hiaasdn trama y a los personajes. That the Razor Girl may be the key to Yancy’s future will be as surprising as anything else he encounters along the way—including the giant Gambian rats that are livening up his restaurant inspections.

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My first trip with them was thrilling because we had someone with a Steve Irwin personality. Will you take me up on my offer? It was engaging and funny without being afraid to tackle some heavy subjects. Dec 06, Camille rated it liked it. By that I mean, it never made me think, nor did it evoke deep emotions. Then, Derek Badger goes missing in the Everglades after a brutal storm hits. Mickey refuses to let Tuna go with her abusive father, so Gordon shoots him in the foot.

Chomp was surprisingly heartfelt and funny. Gators, bats, iguanas, and boys named Wahoo! View all 3 comments. 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.


They turn out to be a placebo.

I will never think of badgers the same way again. 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. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase.

Lists with This Book. Or just because monkeys threw poo at people. Welcome to the world of Carl Hiaasen, a long-time columnist for the Miami Herald who has written some of the funniest novels ever on environmental themes. I loved the setting with all of the animals and Derek Badger the fake survivalist and his rea Chomp by Carl Hiaasen follows Wahoo a boy whose father is an animal wrangler.

There are also scenes of a young kid being bitten by a pet alligator and an adult biting a bat, but the bat escapes unhurt. The critters he can handle. Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. For Your Family Log in Sign me up.

As a journalist and author, Carl has spent most of his life advocating for the protection of the Florida Everglades. The book is a very quick and easy read. I loved th I loved this book! You also want them to have as many cute moments as possible.

Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. And Wahoo’s acquired a shadow named Tuna—a girl who’s sporting a shiner courtesy of her old chompp and needs a place to hide out.


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: Maybe I was to busy getting the best experiences from it!

Wahoo joins his father and the Expedition Survival! Of course the show featured in this book is from Mr. Even worse, they find out Derek Badger, the star survivalist of the show is all a scam. We get carrl good look at reality TV and it makes you wonder how real it is. 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.

Tuna is the young girl who shows up to hide from her abusive father. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


I particularly loved the family dynamics in this one. Boy stands up for autistic sister in compassionate tale. A ridiculous reality show star who thinks he’s a vampire.

Wahoo’s family has dealt with financial difficulties due to his unemployment due to a medical disability. Add your rating See all 5 kid reviews. I find her the most interesting too. Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids. I had no idea this book was supposed to be YA until after I was finished reading it. To ask other readers questions about Chompplease sign up. The connection between the characters was strong and in general, the story plot was simple yet fun.