Summary

The hysterical #1 New York Times bestseller from Newbery honoree Carl Hiaasen featuring gators, snakes, bats that bite, and reality show hosts gone wild

When Wahoo Cray s dad a professional animal wrangler takes a job with a reality TV show calledExpeditionSurvival , 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 Tuna a girl who's sporting a shiner courtesy ofherfather and needs a place to hide out.
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 willactuallysurviveExpedition Survival. . .

Only in Florida and in the fiction of its native son Carl Hiaasen does a dead iguana fall from a palm tree and kill somebody. New York Post
Chomp is a delightful laugh-out-loud sendup of the surreality of TV that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Los Angeles Times
Chomp shines in its humorous, subtle tweaks on pop culture. . . . The real satisfaction, however, is not so much in the book s humor but in its truth. Time Out Chicago Kids"