Books by Vlasta van Kampen

WHO CAN? by Charles Ghigna
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018

"While the seed of a good idea is here, it withers and dies by the end (pun intended).(Board book. 2-3)"
Little ones are encouraged to guess the identity of various animals through pun-filled riddles. Read full book review >
SAD, MAD, GLAD HIPPOS by Jane Yolen
Released: July 1, 2008

"One of three hippo books from this duo out this month."
A flock of hippos runs the emotional gamut from morose to mirthful in this offering from one of children's literature's most prolific authors. Read full book review >
IT COULDN’T BE WORSE! by Vlasta van Kampen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Beautiful illustrations complementing a very satisfying retelling make this a winner for the youngest of listeners and for older readers as well. (Picture book/folktale. 4-9)"
Van Kampen (A Drop of Gold, not reviewed, etc.) brings her illustrative and retelling talents to a classic folktale retold earlier by Margot Zemach (It Could Always Be Worse, 1977). Read full book review >
BEETLE BEDLAM by Vlasta van Kampen
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A fascinating subject marred by pretension. (Picture book. 5-8)"
There's much ado about nothing in this forced-into-fiction look at the world of beetles. Read full book review >