-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

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
9 Comments

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...
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.

General In The Forums

XxRuby_PhoenixxX
Today, several states had thousands of women joining together to fight against Trump. Celebrities like Madonna, Ariana Grande, and Miley Cirus showed up, some gave speeches, women shouted and raised their signs. Will Trump budge? What do you think? Should women be able to have abortion? Should Trump cut funds of women?
reply 30 minutes
AnnaOfExquizurd
"Synyster3" wrote:I have used both the Steam and standalone version of GameMaker. This could just be me being biased against Steam, but I recommend the standalone version. I think it loads faster, compiles faster, and is just overall smoother... The only thing that the Steam version has that this one does not is access to the 'workshop,' in which you can easily share and play other people's games. Ah, cool! X3 I'll pass on your advice to my friend so someone may benefit from it, as I don't use the application anymore. Thanks ^-^
reply about 1 hour
Synyster3
Synyster3 posted in Electronics:
@AnnaOfExquizurd: I have used both the Steam and standalone versions of GameMaker. This could just be me being biased against Steam, but I recommend the standalone version. I think it loads faster, compiles faster, and is overall smoother... The only thing that the Steam version has that this one does not is access to the 'workshop,' in which you can easily share and play other people's games.
reply about 1 hour
AnnaOfExquizurd
"Streety43" wrote:Donald Trump became our 45th president yesterday. Do you support him and his actions? I do support him and his actions. He's the leader of our country, whether we like it or not, and we need to help him, as our government is based on the people. When you wish for him to fail, you're practically wishing for the country to fall... which isn't a good thing for the citizens o.o
reply about 1 hour
AnnaOfExquizurd
"Synyster3" wrote:Yeah, I'm very interested in game development!For over three years, I have been working with a program called GameMaker Studio... I've made several top-down and platformer games, as well as one 3D game. I never got too far with my 3D game, but I have the basic movement down. Right now, I'm working on a top-down survival shooter game! I've done a bit of experimenting with GameMaker Studio, but was too lazy to learn the coding and dropped it :P My friend is learning how to actually USE it though. He always makes fun of me for it, lol. Do you use it through Steam or found the program and downloaded it?
reply about 1 hour