Book Review: When Violet Was Blue by Deb Troehler


About the Book

white7.24x10.48Title: 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.



I received a free ecopy for an honest review of this book.

When Violet Was Blue is a cute children’s book for 3 to 6 year olds about colors that end up making a rainbow. It is colorful with rhyming text and would be a fun book to read to a child or for a child to read alone.

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

Early Buzz About the Book

“What a fun book to teach children the importance of team work! When Violet was Blue is also a great book to help children learn their colors. The author included some facts about rainbows, along with some other wonderful activities for children, after the story. I would highly recommend When Violet Was Blue! ” ~ 5 Star Review, Dana L., Amazon

Deb Troehler’s children’s book, When Violet Was Blue, will have children and adults alike smiling as they read of Violet and her friends’ efforts to reach Cloud and scatter him. Troehler also illustrated this book and her illustrations, especially her grumpy Cloud, are just marvelous. Parents will appreciate the simple and beautiful way Troehler explains how rainbows are made and how working together can help get lots of seemingly impossible things accomplished. They’ll also love the science facts, projects, and math games that are included in the back of the book. When Violet Was Blue is fun, enlightening, and educational, and best of all, it does make one smile while reading it. ~ 5 Star Jack Magnus, Readers’ Favorite


About the Author: Deb Troehler

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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One thought on “Book Review: When Violet Was Blue by Deb Troehler

  1. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews August 14, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    So glad you enjoyed the book – thanks for joining us in the blitz! 🙂


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