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Your children will love this great book by Carl Hiaasen. This item is VERY popular! The author is Carl Hiaasen and it was published by Ember. It was available sometime in March of 2013. The book is 304 pages long. To get your own print of this book, click on the shopping cart add to shopping cart button.

chomp cray lives father animal wrangler

Savings Price: $4.49
Brand: Ember
ISBN: 0375868275
Author: Carl Hiaasen

Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. But the job keeps getting more complicated. Derek Badger foolishly believes his personal PR and insists on using wild animals for his stunts.   They've only been on location in the Everglades for per day before Derek gets bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, and snappers in his backyard. And then Tuna's dad shows up with a gun. The critters, he can handle. Search parties head out and promptly get lost themselves. His father will be the unpredictable a single.   When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show named Expedition Survival! , Wahoo figures he'll have to full a bit of wrangling himself— to keep his dad from killing Derek Badger, the show's inept and egotistical star, before the shoot is more than. And Wahoo's acquired a shadow named Tuna— a girl who's sporting a shiner courtesy of her father and needs a place to hide out. It's anyone's guess who will in fact survive Expedition Survival.

Amazon Greatest Books with the Month for Kids, April 2012: Carl Hiaasen taps into a pop culture phenomenon in Chomp by taking on the recognition of reality television shows with one of his own, “ Expedition Survival! . star from accidentally killing himself employing the neighborhood wildlife. --Seira WilsonAmazon Exclusive: Q& A with Author Carl Hiaasen ” The Florida Everglades provide the perfect backdrop for a reality survival show and Mickey Cray, a wild animal wrangler, and his son Wahoo are hired to assist preserve the pampered Expedition Survival! The eccentric characters and wacky humor that make Hiaasen's adult books so much fun to study carry more than for the pages of Chomp and Wahoo's voice of reason in the cacophony of unpredictable adults is an appealing dynamic for young readers. The Cray's are joined by a girl on the run from her abusive father and adventure, laughter, and also a mysterious disappearance follow.

A. The best part about writing for kids is the piles of letters I get. They're sharp and perceptive, and they really love the irreverent point of view inside the books. Grown-ups might stop you in an airport and tell you they like the novels, but kids will sit down and write a three-page letter, total with illustrations.

A. Infested!   Everybody does it and nobody wants to admit it. Beside Jon Stewart, the best comedy on television is Finding Bigfoot and some of these other reality shows. is but another good one, particular the bedbug episode. Reality television taps into the same human impulse that tends to make you slow down on the highway to gawk at a six-car pile-up.

A. Poisonous snakes, gators, crocs, iguanas, black widow spiders, all that stuff. I also utilized to breed rat snakes, which are beautiful animals. Even though Chomp takes location in the Everglades, I wouldn't call it a scary place--not nearly as scary as the lobby of the Orlando airport on every day when the Disney tours arrive. I attempted to raise a couple of wild raccoons, which I would not recommend.

A. Yeah, I'm not crazy about chihuahuas. My Labrador and I will go two or three blocks out of our approach to preserve away from 1. For some reason they constantly want to chew my ankles off.

A. I just thought it will be cool to name a boy right after Wahoo Mc Daniel, who played for the Dolphins when I was a kid."Huge Tuna"is what they employed to call Bill Parcells, the former Giants coach. I'm not sure whether he was named after the fish, or after the wild noises he made when he was a pro wrestler. As for Tuna, it's just a fun name that looks good on the page. He looks nothing at all like a tuna, by the way.

A. In Scat I had a character whose dad comes back really badly injured from Iraq. My novels don't have wizards and dragon-hunters, just ordinary kids inside the ordinary planet. And the reality, sadly, is that some kids go house every night wondering if their mother or father is going to hurt them. Again, that's real life for thousands and thousands of households in this country. That's Tuna's world, and I didn't have any qualms about portraying it that way.

A. I don't see myself quitting. Hoot was going to be my one and only novel for kids, but now I'm sort of hooked on writing them. Young readers are just the coolest audience, and I feel so lucky that my novels have been so well-received. It's too much fun.

A. The one-word title lets the booksellers (as well as the parents) know that those are the kid-safe books. It was a conscious selection. The novels for young readers have one-word titles simply because I need to distinguish them from the grown-up novels, which all have two-word titles like Skinny Dip and Strip Tease. I have a son in middle school (and also grandchildren) , and none of them are ready to read the Big Person novels however.

A.) but in addition a bit rattled. The happy ending was that her surgery had been effective and she was totally recovered. It was quite astonishing. I was flattered (who wouldn't be? I was at a book-signing in Boulder, Colorado, when a extremely nice woman told me she'd named her cancerous tumor instantly after a character in 1 particular of my novels.

  • Pages: 304
  • Languages:
  • English (Unknown)
  • English (Original Language)
  • English (Published)
  • Dimensions: Height: 7.94" Length: 5.12" Depth: 0.68"
  • Product Weight: 0.49 lbs.
  • Package: Height: 0.87" Length: 7.95" Width: 5.2"
  • Package Weight: 0.49 lbs.

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