Carl Hiaasen [j Hiaasen]
Carl Hiaasen has done a spectacular job in his
new book Chomp.
He combines adventure, drama, humor, and real-life-issues and danger into one
thrilling and laugh-filled book. Included are two snakes (a Burmese Python named
Beulah and a Banded Water Snake called Fang), one Alligator named Alice, one
Florida Mastiff bat, one snapping turtle, and approx. 2,000 mosquitoes. Humans
included mainly consist of a teen boy (missing a thumb) and his dad who
practically own a reptile zoo, a teen girl and her dad (who is a drunk with a
gun and a quick-to-strike-hand) and a not-so-tough "survivalist" who prefers
cheese and jacuzzis to spending one day in the wild by himself, Derek Badger.
Along the way, Mr. Badger gets "chomped" by all 2,005 creatures previously
mentioned. Think he'll learn to survive? Ssssink your teeth into this good book! -- review submitted by Elanor J. - a customer of the Bennett Martin Public Library
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