About the Book
Title: When Violet Was Blue | Author & Illustrator: Deb Troehler | Publication Date: April 24, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 38 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 6
Summary: Little Violet has a problem. She knows that she needs the help of others, but simply cannot figure out how her friends can help her solve this problem. With assistance from an unlikely source, Violet and her rainbow friends find a way to brighten the day for everyone.
Told in rhyme, When Violet Was Blue is a bouncy tale that children from 3 to 6-years-old will ask to hear over and over again.
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Excerpts and Links to Reviews of “When Violet Was Blue”
When Violet Was Blue received 23 new reviews on Amazon, 22 new reviews on Goodreads, and 19 bloggers posted reviews on their websites through this Book Review Blitz.
Book Reviews and Giveaways: “This is a very cute and fun to read book. “
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock: “My 4 year old loved the colors and story.”
Christy’s Cozy Corners: “This is a cute little book that teaches kids about teamwork and adds a little science/math lesson into the story as well. “
Crystal’s Tiny Treasures (Amazon UK): “My children of 4 and 6 love this book because they enjoyed learning all about the 7 colours of the rainbow and they giggled at the mischevious faces of Cloud and Sun. Not only is this a fun book about friendship, collaboration and caring, children will also learn more about rainbows through the ‘extras’ at the back of the book.”
Brooke Blogs: “When Violet Was Blue by Deb Troehler is a great children’s book about science and also working together… I enjoyed this rhyming story and so did my preschooler. There were activities at the end of the book also that elementary students would enjoy.”
BeachBoundBooks: “This is such a fun story. Little Violet is darling, as are all the other colors of the rainbow. I loved the author’s clever way of teaching children about the colors of the rainbow, while instilling the importance of teamwork.”
Vailia’s Page Turner: “What a wonderful story of colors and rainbows for children.”
Arlene M (Amazon US): “So this is an amazing children’s book. I read it to my boys twice and they were laughing the whole time. They were sad when the colors fell and loved the fun facts at the end… A must read!!
Bookworm for Kids: “I really enjoyed the tidbits at the end. My kids love these extra activities and had to try them out right away.”
A Leisure Moment: “I right away started thinking about the Science teachers in my life that would love this book because it teaches about wavelengths, refraction and ROYGBIV. “
Gregory B. (Goodreads): “What a fun book! I read this with my son who is two. He seemed to really catch on to it thanks to the rhyming.”
Juggling Act Mama (Children’s Reviews): “Olivia, 3, – who loves purple – was excited that Violet was the main character. Ethan, 6, gave it two thumbs up, saying he was glad that the cloud decided not to be grumpy anymore.”
Bound 4 Escape: “This book not only teaches about rainbows but it teaches that when we work together, beautiful things can be made. At the end of the book are facts about the colors of the rainbow and 3 fun workbook type pages. I think any child, and their parent, would be happy with When Violet Was Blue. “
Wild About Reading: “I used this book in a therapy session with my 5 year old client and she loved it… At the end of the book the author included some facts about rainbows and minor math.”
Badboatygirl (Amazon US): “This is a great little book about working together, and has a little bit of math and leaning in it. it is a great story.”
Rockin’ Book Reviews: “This is a children’s book that is a valuable addition to any shelf! My review of this book heartily rates it with a Five Stars rating.”
SOS-Supply: “I loved the simple but beautiful illustrations, the short sentences and rhyming patterns. A great book for reading aloud or for readers who are just setting off on their own.An added bonus for us teachers are the activities at the back of the book – saves us a heap of time!”
The Reading Room: “It is a story of friendship, humor and laughter...Overall Rating: Great…”
Books Direct: “This delightful rhyming picture book teaches us that by working together we can achieve our goals. The story itself is followed by fun activities and information on how a rainbow is actually formed. The kids will want to read this one again and again.”
Nasnin Azeez: “I give this book 5 out of 5 which by Goodness standards mean ‘it was amazing’.”
Sunshine, Bubbles & Books: “This is the perfect addition for a bedtime library, quiet time play… or a rainy day.”
Kay LaLone ~ I Love Books!: “A good read out loud book that I’m sure children will want to read over and over again.”
Where Connor and JT Go (Includes Child’s Review): ” In my opinion the author did a really great job with this book. It’s easy for kids to follow along with, the rhyming is fun to read, and the illustrations while simple are cute and colorful… I highly recommend this book.”
About the Author: Deb Troehler
Deb Troehler has worn many hats over the years—teacher, fabric artist, author, illustrator, gardener, mother, and grandmother. Although each hat is unique, they are all stitched with a common thread—Deb’s connections to her loved ones and the world around her.
Mrs. Troehler was a special education teacher for 15 years. After leaving the classroom due to a recurrence of cancer, her family moved to West Michigan to spend time with her husband’s family. To help make ends meet, Deb wrote instructional material and stories for several trade magazines such as Doll Crafter, Doll Reader, and Soft Dolls and Animals. Eventually, the magic of West Michigan motivated Deb to put pen to paper and record the stories inspired by her treks up and down the shores of Lake Michigan. When Violet Was Blue is Deb’s third book for children.
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