Wahoo Crazy (yes, that is his name) lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler. Wahoo has grown up around gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard in the Florida Everglades.
When Wahoo's dad takes a job supplying the wild creatures that will be seen on a reality tv show "Expedition Survival", Wahoo figures he will have to do a bit of wrangling himself to keep his dad from hurting Derek Badger, the tv show's star. But the job keeps getting more complicated as Derek and Wahoo's dad keep butting heads.
After only one day on location, Derek is bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm. Search parties head out and quickly get lost themselves.
"Chomp" by Carl Hiaasen is available in hardcover and cd audiobook (Grades 5-8). If this book is checked out, then try one of his other three books -- "Scat", "Flush", and "Hoot" -- available in paperback, cd audiobook, and ebook form.