- Publish Date: 2013-03-12
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Carl Hiaasen
The hysterical #1Â New York TimesÂ bestseller from Newbery honoree Carl Hiaasen featuring gators, snakes, bats that bite, and reality show hosts gone wild!
When Wahoo Crayâs dadâa professional animal wranglerâtakes a job with a reality TV show calledÂ ExpeditionÂ Survival!,Â Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling himself to keep his father from killing Derek Badger, the show's inept and egotistical star. But the job keeps getting more complicated: Derek Badger insists on using wild animals for his stunts; and Wahoo's acquired a shadow named Tunaâa girl who's sporting a shiner courtesy ofÂ herÂ father and needs a place to hide out.Â
They've only been on location in the Everglades for a day before Derek gets bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm. Search parties head out and promptly get lost themselves. And then Tuna's dad shows up with a gun . . .
It's anyone's guess who willÂ actuallyÂ surviveÂ Expedition Survival. . .Â
âOnly in Floridaâand in the fiction of its native son Carl Hiaasenâdoes a dead iguana fall from a palm tree and kill somebody.â âNew York Post
âChompÂ is a delightful laugh-out-loud sendup of the surreality of TV that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.â âLos Angeles Times
âChompÂ shines in its humorous, subtle tweaks on pop culture. . . . The real satisfaction, however, is not so much in the bookâs humor but in its truth.â âTime Out Chicago Kids