Kw-logo-smaller

Book Review: Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Book Review: Chomp by Carl Hiaasen - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Apr 20, 2012
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

When Wahoo Cray’s family runs low on dough, he and his dad land a gig working as animal wranglers for phony TV survivalist Derek Badger. Kidzworld has the book review of Chomp by Carl Hiaasen.

Expedition Survival!

After an injury involving an iguana to the head, Mickey Cray has been unable to work. But now his family is running low on cash flow. His wife is forced to travel to China to teach English. Meanwhile, Mickey and his son Wahoo land a gig as animal wranglers with a big time TV Show called Expedition Survival! On the upside, they’ll be making big bucks. On the downside, the show’s star, Derek Badger, is a big phony bologna.

What a Phony!

Derek Badger pretends to be a survival expert, living in the wild without any luxuries. But when the cameras aren’t rolling, Derek cozies up in the best hotel available and dines on room service. To make matters worse, Derek insists on messing with Mickey Cray’s animals, which infuriates Mickey. Even though that nearly kills him, Derek thrives off the thrill and decides to only shoot with real wild animals from now on.

Tuna Troubles

On their way to their filming destination, Wahoo runs into Tuna, a girl from school, who has a black eye and lives with her alcoholic father in a trailer in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Mickey Cray insists that Tuna travel with them for the duration of the show. Tuna is excited. She admires Derek Badger, until she meets him of course. While filming on a remote island, things take a turn for the worst. Derek gets bitten by a bat and disappears in the jungle. Meanwhile, Tuna’s raging, gun-wielding father comes after her.

The Bottom Line

Chomp is a entertaining middle grade novel for boys. It’s definitely not the best kids book by author Carl Hiaasen, but it offers a solid adventure. We recommend this novel to anyone who loves nature and survival documentaries, or who just likes a quick, fast-paced read.

Chomp Rating: 3

Have Your Say

Will you read Chomp? Tell us in our comment section below!

Related Stories
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

Cartoonstationary
Carl REALLY sucks at writing books.
commented: Sat Jun 30, 2012

Loveisforreal

Loveisforreal wrote:

Ive never read his books but ive read the first page and it wasnt very convincing :)
commented: Fri Jun 22, 2012

Dakota horse

Dakota horse wrote:

I love Carl Hiaasen's books! They're all great!
commented: Thu Jun 14, 2012

there are 9 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

F1052418947062

Would You Cut Off Your Arm?

  • For sure - I'd do whatever it takes to survive.
  • No way - I get too disgusted at the site of blood.
  • I never hike or camp alone - so hopefully someone could run for help and I wouldn't have to do it.

related stories

Micro_neilflambe-micro
Teenage chef extraordinaire, Neil Flambe, plays detective on a murder case that hits a little too...
Micro_outofsightoutoftime-micro
Cammie has amnesia and can’t remember her entire summer. With the Circle on her trail, Cammie mus...
Micro_city of bones-micro
Clarissa Fray is a just a regular teenager with normal problems – or so she thinks until she star...

Random in the forums

-Gwen42--
-Gwen42-- posted in New Users:
Hey! :) Welcome to KW! :) Hope you like it. I will be your friend if you would like. :)
reply 25 minutes
-Gwen42--
-Gwen42-- posted in Say Anything:
Happy early birthday! :) Mine is October 5th. I will be 13.
reply 26 minutes
-Gwen42--
-Gwen42-- posted in Say Anything:
52
reply 28 minutes
-Gwen42--
-Gwen42-- posted in General:
U.S.
reply 33 minutes
FireWolfRain
yesh.:D
reply about 1 hour

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

Big_icon_(5)

Tic Tac Toe is back!