In three previous mysteries --- HOOT, FLUSH and SCAT --- Carl Hiaasen has offered young readers entertaining comic mysteries that combine environmental concerns and social issues with plenty of wacky laughs. Now, in CHOMP, he extends his winning streak with a funny novel that dives into the world of reality television.
"Like Hiaasen's earlier books for young people, CHOMP provides plenty of interesting information about Florida ecosystems and the animals that inhabit them. It incorporates serious social issues --- in this case, child abuse and economic insecurity --- into what is otherwise a pretty light-spirited novel."
Wahoo Cray's backyard is the stuff of fantasy