When Violet Was Blue by Deb Troehler – Children's Book Review

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white7.24x10.48When Violet Was Blue by Deb Troehler
Publication Date: April 24, 2014
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 38
Recommended Ages: 3 to 6

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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My Thoughts

When Violet Was Blue by Deb Troehler is a great children’s book about science and also working together. The colors, rain cloud and sun must work together to develop a rainbow. 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.

About the Author

webpic-281x300Deb 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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