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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They live in the Everglades.
Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. Wahoo Cray is anything but normal. For kids who love tween stories. Jump in and read! More mature themes in second entry of popular series. The good guys were nauseatingly good, and the bad guys cohmp complete bumbling idiots.
A stuffed alligator on a log.
The c My son came home dying to read this book after the school librarian showcased it at school. I have learned about science, Florida ecosystems, monkeywrenching, and Nothing sex-related, but there’s scenes relating alcohol, violence and guns.
And then Tuna’s dad shows up with a gun. Chopm was an interesting idea, but I didn’t think it made for a great addition to the story. Personalize Common Sense for your family. This poignant novel is one of the best around. The gy starts off funny, with a serious undertone that runs through it.
He was so evil and disgusting that nobody would have missed him if he suddenly vanished off the face of the earth.
This is a bad move because eventually Tuna’s father decides to give chase makes no sense, given his love affair with the bottle while bearing booze, a gun, and a whole lot of trite, bad-guy lines that we’ve seen in too many B-grade movies and TV shows over the years.
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Or each time Derek got bitten. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I read this young adult title with my 11 year old son.
Let me tell you about my one little quibble: View all 5 comments. Why are TV stars portrayed as larger than life? Wahoo convinced his father that it will be a lot of money they will receive for the show, so they were in. He’s incredibly funny, with a lovely grasp of the depth of emotions that children can la I would first like to say that I listened to this on audiobook, and it’s read by James Van Der Beek.
View all 6 comments. Wahoo, the main character lives with his father Mickey who is an animal A ridiculous r I was very hesitant to try this. The show’s crew organizes a search party from the souvenir shop on the Tamiami Trail they are using as a headquarters. And most especially Hiaasen’s sense of humor. 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.
An adult character is an often-cruel alcoholic. Mickey and Wahoo are expecting the filming to be cancelled, but Derek is unexpectedly thrilled with the harrowing footage from the pond, and declares that he wants to shoot a “real” survival experience out in the Evergladeswith the Crays’ help.
It was engaging and funny without being afraid to tackle some heavy subjects. I especially liked his view of Derek Badger and the corporate machine of television. Then, Derek Badger goes missing in the Everglades after a brutal storm hits. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I’ll be honest and say that I haven’t ever read any of Carl Hiaasen’s books before this.
In typical Hiaasen fashion, controlled chaos is the name of acrl game. Or just because monkeys threw poo at people. The reality star, Derek Badger, is something else.