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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Hiaasen’s plot either shows laziness or disrespect for young readers or both. Wahoo joins his father and the Expedition Survival! I finished it one sitting. I can make a text-to-text connection between these two books because they both involve animals and adventure in a forest.

It brushes on a few iffy topics for kids. Al Capone Does My Shirts: How can you can protect wildlife in your area?

In short, my son loved it and my daughter, well, not so much. The timing could not be better. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. A lot or a little? And Wahoo’s acquired a shadow named Tuna—a girl who’s sporting a shiner courtesy of her old man and needs a place to hide out. I also think at some point I watched some of the movie with me nephews. Chomp in particular should be required reading in high school or college.


It is over-the-top and ridiculous and I loved it. It was a nice, quick, easy read; however, it was definitely not the laugh-out-loud funny book vy gave the impression of being.

She is different to me because she is struggling with her dad who gives her hard time. It’s anyone’s guess who will actually survive “Expedition Survival”. The only reason why I don’t fully support it, is because of the annoying use of dialogue. He’s incredibly funny, with a lovely grasp of the depth of emotions that children can latch on to.

Very readable, dry humour mixed with a few weird scenarios made this read very enjoyable. His rating was 4. Why are TV stars portrayed as larger than life? Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free.

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For me this plot was the strangest. Weird names also seem to be a trend.

Not to say that this was a complete discourse on the corruptness of media or anything like that, it just made suggestions that added to the depth and tone of the story. It is only a few hiaasn south of where I live, and a place I consider to be extremely beautiful and dangerous. The main character, Wahoo Cray’s backyard is pretty much a zoo!



This was a tongue-in-cheek look at hiaasej television and made me laugh. His name is Derek Badger and he isn’t the best thing about this novel by any means.

Chomp is a young adult novel by Carl Hiaasen first published inand set in Hiaasen’s native Florida. You mean reality TV might not be as real as we think it is??? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I am pretty sure that not everyone from Florida actually speaks in a southern tone so much as to make one sick. I would recommend this cark, but I also would like to warn anyone whom is planning to read this, that this book is a ny read and also falls short on excitement.

More mature themes in second entry of popular series. Our ratings are based on child development best practices.