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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It reminded me of one of those great family movies that has you laughing throughout. Nothing sex-related, but there’s scenes relating alcohol, violence and guns.

A reality TV show called Expedition Survival!

Add your rating See all 5 kid reviews. He carll just so Views Read Edit View history. He and his family live in southern Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. When a reality show contacts Wahoo’s father Micky about providing animals to set up a survivalist’s show he hiassen reluctant but agrees because he needs to pay the bills. Account Options Sign in. It was engaging and funny without being afraid to tackle some heavy subjects. All of them involve a young boy who lives in Florida, gets bullied, loves animals, has a quirky sense of humor, makes new friends, and saves the day.

I recommend this book who is an animal lover or loves realistic fiction with lots of humor and character adaptions. hizasen

He’s a bit hard to call hy child when most of the book his is put into the decision-making role and taking care of his father. My son came home dying to read this book after the school librarian showcased it at school.


His name is Derek Badger and he isn’t the best thing about this novel by any means.

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A ridiculous reality show star who thinks he’s a vampire. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Then he meets Derek, the biggest jerk. She is different to me because she is struggling with her dad who gives her hard time. Mickey first refuses, but then she says that big bucks come along.


Carrl is what makes “Chomp” a five star read for me. Please provide an email address. Haha…It was fun to hear them talk about all cgomp animals like family. The only redeeming factor for me was that it got me googling Bear Grylls, and guess what? Knowing the police are now after him, Gordon demands that Mickey drive him and Tuna out of the swamp and help them escape. I read this book about 3 years ago.

Hers is a drunken bum who drove her mother away to Chicago and now beats her instead of her mother.

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But there is some violence: Meanwhile, they are stuck at home, worrying about their own problems. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen follows Wahoo a boy whose father is an animal wrangler. I read this young adult title with my 11 year old son. He is a pampered, mean and obnoxious person who doesn’t care a bit about animals.

Needless to say, This book was thoroughly enjoyable and I loved every single crazy minute of it.

I sped though the book and was happy with the nice solid ending that wrapped everything up. A stuffed alligator on a log.

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.


The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That the Razor Girl may chom; the key to Yancy’s future will be as surprising hiaazen anything else he encounters along the way—including the giant Hiaase rats that are livening up his restaurant inspections. The author has two main characters, the very-nearly-but-not-quite-invulnerable Mickey, a professional animal wrangler in Florida whose stubborn grit and absolutely cool nerves are charming, admirable, and alarming; and his year old son Wahoo who provides his father with common sense and occasionally something like baby-sitting.

I figured I owed the guy a break. She is especially outraged hiaasfn learn that the script calls for him to kill and eat some random animal, not because he is actually starvingbut because his viewers expect him to. 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.

I think it’s easy to make middle grade books rather shallow in the emotion department, but Hiaasen definitely touches on darker themes that are engaging and thought-provoking.

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. While the bad guys are very two-dimensional, the good guys are quirky and fun.

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