Carl Hiaasen's ventures into children's fiction are just as strong, and funny, as his popular adult novels. This time around, Wahoo Cray, and his father Mickey, own a zoo for animals that they rescued from various shelters around their home in southern Florida. They sometimes rent out their tame pets for appearances in various TV shows that call for alligators ETC.
Enter Derek Badger, the pompous star of a reality TV show named Expedition Survival. It seems Derek wants to wrestle alligators and snakes in the Florida Everglades for his show and wants to hire the Cray's to supply the tame animals he'll wrestle.
What ensues is a delightful romp through the Everglades that is educational, funny and sweet. Hiaasen's voice still promotes environmental conservation, but with a subtle touch of sentimentality that will appeal to both adults and children alike.
Recommended for ages 8 to 80!
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Submitted by Dan @ Central