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Author: Carl Hiaasen Narrator: James Van Der Beek Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780307916419

Publisher Description

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 called Expedition Survival!, 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 of her father 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 will actually survive Expedition 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

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  • “Mystery, action, humor, and exotic animals and settings, all tied together by a writer with an exceptional grasp of language, makes this a sure hit with any mystery-loving readers.”

    - School Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Hiaasen’s best for a young audience since Newbery Honor Hoot…Humorous adventure tales just don’t get any more wacked…or fun to read than this.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Awards

  • A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title” for Children, March 2012
  • A 2012 Barnes & Noble Best Book for Children
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • Nominated for ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 2013
  • Winner of ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 2013
  • Winner of Amazon Best of the Year, 2012
  • Winner of Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year, 2012
  • Winner of Florida State Book Award-Silver Medal Winner in YA Literature Category, 2012
  • Nominated for Florida Sunshine State Book Award, 2014
  • Among shortlisted titles for GoodReads Choice Award
  • Nominated for Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award, 2015
  • Nominated for Iowa Teen Book Award, 2016
  • Nominated for Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2013
  • Nominated for Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2014
  • Nominated for Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, 2013
  • Nominated for Minnesota Maud Heart Lovelace Award, 2015
  • Nominated for Missouri Mark Twain Award, 2015
  • Nominated for Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award, 2014
  • Winner of Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award, 2014
  • Nominated for Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award, 2014
  • Nominated for Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award, 2014
  • Nominated for YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2013
  • Nominated for Young Adult Services Division, School Library Journal Author Award

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book brought humor as well as emotional reality .I believe Carl Hiaasen did a GREAT job creating a book that made you realize reality but also made you laugh .He also made it relateable . "

    - Josie, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Silly and satisfying. I had no idea what to expect from this book, but it turned out to be a Florida adventure with lots of shifting moments and expectations. "

    - charlotte, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Typical Hiaasen blend of craziness and environmental issues geared towards young reader. Amusing. "

    - Kathy, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A slight but fun riff on reality shows like Man vs. Wild. It seems like a premise that he could have done more with in one of his adult novels, but it turned out pleasantly enough as a YA work. "

    - Beau, 12/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Read my review at Let's Talk Books "

    - Terrie, 12/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I read this book because one of my students wanted to read it. He, as a fourth grade boy, loved it. I, as an adult, thought it was just ok. It is a good, contemporary read for reluctant boy readers. "

    - Lisa, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " another hilarious book by carl hiaasen "

    - Adam, 12/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was hillarious! It's the first book I've read by Carl Hiaasen, but it won't be the last! It would be great for a classroom read aloud. "

    - Bonnie, 12/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed the quirkiness of this story. The book dragged a bit with some extraneous details. My struggling sixth grade reader had a difficult time with the vocabulary; this book was a challenge for her. "

    - Becky, 11/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Amusing story with interesting characters who are likable. A quick read and very entertaining. "

    - Erna, 10/20/2013
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    " The man is a genius, twisted, but a genius. His kid's books are well written, not the least bit condescending and have great young protagonists. Green themes and honor abound but make no mistake, these are funny funny books. There are others, and you will want to read them too. "

    - Murphy, 6/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " writing a review later "

    - Emily, 2/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It tells the story of a Florida animal wrangler that gets hired to help a TV survivalist put on a show in the Everglades. He isn't what he seems and neither is his show. Lots of little adventures and humor. "

    - Kevin, 1/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Amazing, just like all of Carl Hiaasen's books. I would recommend all of them. Wahoo and Tuna are great characters and Mickey is very funny. I enjoyed it a lot! "

    - Aden, 10/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Great airplane book, light and funny. Sometimes CH's book all resemble each other... This one is about a father son duo renting out tame-ish reptiles to a man vs wild knock-off tv production. "

    - Elizabeth, 7/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read with my daughter who was probably too young for it yet she and I both enjoyed it together. "

    - Anjanette, 6/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This may have been a kids book but it was a fun read nevertheless!! Lots of great characters and critters. "

    - Kay, 5/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I definitely liked the second half of this book better than the first half. I felt that the first part of the book the story didn't flow as much as the other parts of the story and that the main plot had shifted a bit to much. It got much better by the end, though. "

    - Libby, 3/16/2012

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen is a successful journalist and novelist. He is a writer and investigative reporter for the Miami Herald, and his work has appeared in Time, Life, Esquire, Playboy, Gourmet, and Sports Illustrated. His earliest novels—Powder Burn, Trap Line, and A Death In China—were cowritten with fellow journalist Bill Montalbano. Since then, he has written books in a variety of genres. His novel Strip Tease was made into a movie in 1996, and his young adult novel Hoot, a Newbery honoree, was made into a movie in May 2006. A number of Hiassen’s works have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, including Star Island, Chomp, Sick Puppy, and Scat. In addition to being a writer, Hiassen is also a public speaker. He lives in Florida with his family.