Chomp has ratings and reviews. John said: First, please understand, my rating of a book is based on how it affects me, nothing else. A book. reality TV. Read Common Sense Media’s Chomp review, age rating, and parents guide. Chomp Book Poster Image Carl Hiaasen · Adventure; Save. Discover the funny side of Florida with #1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen in this collection of four books: Hoot, Flush, Scat and Chomp.

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The Secrets of the Wild Wood. Check out me dhomp reviews at https: All the animals and wildlife and plantlife add to the story, and he incorporates them well. I figured I owed the guy a break. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? An adult character is an often-cruel alcoholic. In true Hiaasen fashion, things go downhill for the poser pretty quickly after that.

Wahoo and Tuna both thank Derek for his heroism, and Tuna makes a point of asking for an autograph. See and discover other items: Be the first to discover new talent!

There are side plots about the kids trying to save their parents marriage. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. He intervenes with clients, since his dad isn’t “a people person. Respect for animals, the absolute unacceptability of child abuse and what to do about it and the inside story of documentary film making are all themes explored in this great book for tweeners and above.

So many bad things happen at the end that Tuna’s alcoholic father showing up with a gun just made me shake my head. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Seriously, I thought this would be an ordinary and boring realistic fiction book. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Derek’s personal assistantRaven Stark, receives only lukewarm support from the show’s executive producerwho has become exasperated with Derek’s costly mistakes and demanding behavior, and is secretly eager for any excuse to replace him as the show’s star.


This be a review of the other four books: The main character, Wahoo Cray’s backyard is pretty much a zoo! What is the theme of this book?

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DK and Rosie Peet. I am from Florida and his characters are real. This article needs additional citations for verification. Informizely customer feedback surveys. Wahoo Cray and his father, Mickey Cray, a professional animal wranglerare hired to help with the latest episode of a reality series titled Expedition Survival! This book is awesome.

Both end upon a job with money too good to hhiaasen, doing the worse kind of baby-sitting for an utterly ridiculous reality-TV star who is, shall we say, full of cheese and eclairs and not much else. Wahoo is the only one who can control Mickey’s temper. A reality TV show called Expedition Survival! The swearing is minimal, the hiawsen is slightly toned down, and most importantly, the content is educational enough to be taught in high school or college.

Fun — for a bit there’s a chomp joke in hkaasen somewhere.

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When the egotistical Derek wants more convincing footage, he, the TV crew, and the Crays venture out into the Everglades, where the animals are wilder and more likely to bite something off. Chomp was a fun, wacky ride through the Florida Everglades.

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.

They live in a house, with a backyard full or slimy reptiles with scales and different animals. He not only truly cares about the animals but about people. Carl Hiaasen has a large amount of his books available through the library as audiobooks and I’ve been adding them all on to my wishlist each time I see them. Pages with related products. You mean reality TV might not be as real as we think it is??? Although the cuomp of the show, Derek Badger, turns out to be a fake, Wahoo pushes his father to stay with the show to earn enough money to save their house from foreclosure.


The final fiasco occurs at night, when a lightning storm has grounded the helicopter and forced Derek to camp with the rest of the crew; when a large mastiff bat lands unexpectedly in their camp, Derek improvises a scene in which he plans to eat it; the bat chomps his tongue in self-defense, and Mickey has to remove the creature without further mutilating Derek.

The story starts off funny, with a serious undertone that runs through it. Their backyard is full of fun—from turtles to snakes to alligators. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The c My son came home dying to read this book after the school librarian showcased it at cqrl.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. Derek is almost killed, before Mickey calmly dives in and pulls him to safety. As a reader, you want Wahoo and Tuna who both have fishy names to thrive as friends and get through their roughest times together. In my mind it was everything you could ask for in a book.

I particularly loved the family dynamics in this one. This page was xhomp edited on 15 Decemberat It could never be accused of instant love. Chomp is about a father Mickey Cray and son Wahoo Cray and their adventure on a reality series called “Expedition Survival!