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 ยท Adventure; Save.

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His specific plots vary from book to book, but the overarching foci are; our environment, the animals we live with, ignorance, arrogance, and greed. Wahoo convinced his father that it will be a lot of money they gy receive for the show, so they were in.

In the book CHOMP it reminds me of many other mystery books I have read such as scat which is written by the same author. Mickey and Wahoo are expecting the filming to be cancelled, but Derek is unexpectedly thrilled with the harrowing footage from the pond, and hiaaseen that he wants to shoot a “real” survival experience out in the Evergladeswith the Crays’ help.

His hiaasne Tuna second worse name ever joins him on location. 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.

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Books by Carl Hiaasen. Naked Came the Manatee If you liked hoot This book is utterly hilarious and I love it so so so much. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. I really love Carl Hiaasen, but this book fell short compared to his others. Wahoo is obviously wise beyond his years, and obviously should not have to be put into this position but you feel for him.


The star and so-called survivor is nothing of the sort. He now holes up in the Everglades, eating what he can scavenge or kill and ever vigilant to threats to its flora and fauna.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. View all 5 comments. As Mickey was injured shortly before by an iguana falling on his head, and is suffering the after-effects of a serious concussionHkaasen takes it upon himself to accept for both of them while his mother is on a business trip in China for the extra money.

He is replaced by an outdoorsman from New Zealand. Yancy believes that if he can singlehandedly solve a high-profile murder, he’ll get his detective badge back. For me this plot was the strangest. If you enjoy stories packed with action and exciting events, check the book “Chomp” by Carl Hiaason out.

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 hiaasdn of the story.

Chomp is a young adult novel by Carl Hiaasen first published inand set in Hiaasen’s native Florida. Derek goes missing in a storm.

The only reason why I don’t fully support it, is because of the annoying use of dialogue. It’s all kinds of ludicrous situations that amount to a hilarious story. It includes great dialogue that puts personality into the characters.



He’s a bit hard to call a child when most of the book his is put into the decision-making role and taking care of his father. Like his grown-up books, Chomp is chiefly a satire, b the environment as the beneficiary. Top 10 for Preteens and Young Teens. Tuna is the young girl who shows up to hide from her abusive father. But it’s been a year since I added the last one and I’m only just now touching one of the books; I was paranoid I would hate them.

Still, the book was amusing, the characters rooted in a true if cockeyed version of reality, and the plot was rich. I needn’t have worried. Thank you for your support. 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 This is the first “fluff” book I’ve read in over a decade.

You want him choomp get his comeuppance? A reality TV show called Expedition Survival! Wahoo talks him into taking a job working on the reality TV show Expedition Survival!

It is over-the-top and ridiculous and I loved it. She is especially outraged to 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. His father is the unpredictable one.