By Carl Hiaasen
Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all demeanour of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, and snappers in his yard. The critters, he can deal with. His father is the unpredictable one.
When his dad takes a role with a fact television convey referred to as Expedition Survival!, Wahoo figures he'll need to do just a little wrangling himself—to maintain his dad from killing Derek Badger, the show's inept and egotistical celebrity, ahead of the shoot is over. however the activity retains getting extra complex. Derek Badger foolishly believes his personal PR and insists on utilizing wild animals for his stunts. And Wahoo's got a shadow named Tuna—a woman who's carrying a shiner courtesy of her father and desires a spot to conceal out.
They've merely been on place within the Everglades for an afternoon sooner than Derek will get bitten through a bat and is going lacking in a typhoon. seek events head out and speedily wander away themselves. after which Tuna's dad indicates up with a gun . . .
It's anyone's wager who will actually live to tell the tale Expedition Survival. . . .
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Extra resources for Chomp
An interactive videodisc system typically consists of a computer (including a disk drive and keyboard) which is linked to (interfaced with) a videodisc player and a colour monitor. Often the system can be operated by a light pen, a mouse, a concept keyboard, a bar-code reader or a tracer ball, as well as the keyboard. Users of IV can control or ‘interact’ with the system to choose their own sequence of video, sound, text, computer graphics or even still pictures. IV can provide a combination of images, sounds and computer-generated text and diagrams which, at its inception, was perhaps unique in a learning situation.
IT is commonplace in work and in homes, growing numbers of people have access to multimedia and are linking up to the Internet. What impact will these changes have on the future curriculum? The questions we have raised in this summary underpin the discussions in the following chapters. Chapters 3, 4 and 5 focus in particular on learners and software, Chapters 6 and 7 consider teachers and institutions. The final chapter provides an overview of the book and explicitly addresses the critical questions we have raised here.
Learners and reading 37 However, whenever children use a computer with adult help, the language experience will be enriched, and so on the occasions when an adult was available, the interchange of language was much enhanced by different aspects of questioning and checking the children’s understanding. (Burns 1995:18) Her account of the discussion generated about the characters and their antics in Naughty Stories is in sharp contrast to the slightly stilted readings we observed when children were working without adult intervention.