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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His adult books — there are 16 of them — are all set in Florida. Wahoo and Tuna both thank Derek for his heroism, and Tuna makes a point of asking for an autograph.

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Unsourced material may be cyomp and removed. This may be the kiss of death for a YA book, plot being the lifeblood of most of them, but it’s so over-the-top and Badger grows so wearisome that it’s more automatic pilot than reader flipping pages in hopes of hitting more funny lines. Wahoo Cray is anything but normal. But the job keeps getting more complicated.

Sign in or join to save for later. Derek’s clumsiness leads him to suffer a number of injuries, including being bitten a dozen times by an agitated banded water snake that he was attempting to kill and eat. Pass on the recommendation to the tweens in your life I can make a byy connection between these two books because they both involve animals and adventure in a forest. That may be the definition of a three star book, at least sometimes.


It doesn’t help that for the first half of the book it’s all about Derek Badger, and then he literally disappears and we forget all about him until he once again literally jumps back onto the page.

Thanks to some veiled threats from Wahoo’s older sister, a lawyerthe show’s producers agree to pay Mickey and Wahoo the full amount promised for their services. His name is Derek Badger and he isn’t the best thing about this novel by any means. Hiaaswn seemed like an addition that made the ending a bit farcical. Wahoo joins her, but Jared Gordon takes Mickey captive, and shoots at the airboat as it is pulling away, seriously wounding Link.

Having common sense is really the highest education there is. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. I read this one aloud to my son because my random picks for him lately tended to feature female leads, the ocean, and environmentalist themes to one degree or another: Wahoo, the main character lives with his father Mickey who is an animal Wahoo gives bourbon to a python to distract it from eating Mickey’s leg.

Hiaasen’s plot either shows laziness or disrespect for young readers or both. The book is a very quick and easy read. It is over-the-top and ridiculous and I loved it. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that haasen have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Nothing sex-related, but there’s scenes relating alcohol, violence and guns. What do you say, teachers and principals?


In addition to helping with the animals, Wahoo has to restrain his father, who becomes dangerously short-tempered while dealing with the show’s flabby, cwrl, and obnoxious star, Derek Badger, who has little experience dealing with actual nature and no interest in learning. Learn how we rate.


The story starts off funny, with a serious undertone that runs through it. Mickey refuses to let Tuna go with her abusive father, so Gordon shoots him in the foot. Zorah It was awesome! Worth reading for this aspect alone.

The swearing is minimal, the violence is slightly toned down, and most importantly, the content is educational enough to be taught in high school or college. hiaaseen

Each week, our editors select the one author and jiaasen book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. I read this young adult title with my 11 year old son. Naked Came the Manatee hiaaden Nothing can beat that. 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.

Parents need to know that Chompa funny, sarcastic novel from the author of HootFlushand Scatis a perfect story for middle schoolers who are beginning to realize the world isn’t perfect.

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