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A drunk Goliath beetle is roused from his stupor by a lowly ladybug to preside over royal court proceedings concerning bedlam in beetle land. Bark beetles are the culprits, accused of killing trees and making them sing before they die. An array of witnesses are marched in to give testimony. There's much ado about nothing in this forced-into-fiction look at the world of beetles. A drunk Goliath beetle is roused from his stupor by a lowly ladybug to preside over royal court proceedings concerning bedlam in beetle land.
Find nearly any book by Vlasta van Kampen. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by Patricia Quinlan, Vlasta van Kampen. ISBN 9780590431514 (978-0-590-43151-4) Softcover, Scholastic Paperbacks, 1993. Find signed collectible books: 'Orchestra Animals'. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. com has become a leading book price comparison site
Vlasta van Kampen is an award -winning illustrator and has published over 48 books. She graduated from OCA (now known as OCAD) University in 1966. On scholarship she studied typography and book design at the Gerrit Rietfeld Akedemie in The Netherlands.
Vlasta van Kampen is an award -winning illustrator and has published over 48 books. She delights in developing animal characters that will entertain the viewer. Her art is story telling in great detail, rendered in rich, saturated watercolors.
Vlasta Van Kampen has written: 'Orchestranimaux' - subject(s): Juvenile fiction, Musical instruments, Orchestra. Rockanimals' - subject(s): Juvenile fiction, Rock music, Orchestra. Beetle bedlam' - subject(s): Beetles, Fiction. ABC, 123' - subject(s): Alphabet, Counting, Animals, Fiction. Orchestranimals' - subject(s): Orchestra, Musical instruments, Juvenile literature, Juvenile fiction. Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Van Kampen's illustrations are large, colorful, and busy, and the musical notation and the labels worked into the layout compound the busyness. A band of animal musicians introduces the symphony orchestra. The art work is pleasant enough, but it can't compensate for the limp text. For real orchestral whimsy, stick to Kuskin's The Philharmonic Gets Dressed (Harper, 1982); for animal musicality try Bill Staines' All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir (Dutton, 1989).
Author/illustrator Vlasta van Kampen sets Beetle Bedlam (Charlesbridge Publishing, 1997) in an insect courtroom. Vlasta van Kampen's illustrations are a clutter of insect legs and antennae, not always a pretty sight, but they help to convey the confusion of the courtroom. At stake here is the life and reputation of bark beetle, charged with the murder of the forest's trees. Young students might play a Where's Waldo-like game, as they hunt for each insect character in the illustrations. I think students in grades 2 and up would love take on van Klampen's distinct (or distinked, in the case of the dung beetle) characters as they act out Beetle Bedlam.