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Shrinking Violet Audio Download – Unabridged

4.9 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

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  • Audio Download
  • Listening Length: 2 hours and 26 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: AudioGO Ltd
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 25 Feb. 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BLE0R3O

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I've just read this to a six year old and a seven year old and we all cried with laughter! Violet is the funniest, pint sized heroine we've ever encountered. Full of action and laugh out loud gags, 'Shrinking Violet' is definitely no shrinking violet. I can imagine that boys might like this one too.
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By Jenny, Wondrous Reads TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 July 2012
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Shrinking Violet randomly showed up at my house one day and I decided to read it on a whim. I do read a fair amount of 8+ children's fiction and this one looked funny and intriguing. I mean, who doesn't want to read about a girl who shrinks to the size of a fish finger?! I'm really glad I read it anyway as I immediately fell in love with tiny Violet and her sneaky ways!

I've always liked smaller people - hobbits, borrowers, Steve from Land of the Giants - to name but a few, and now I can add Violet to my list. She FINALLY gets to be 1.4 metres tall and big enough to go on the Plunger ride when suddenly she shrinks! She has all kinda of miniature adventures, including ending up in a very messy public rubbish bin. Yuck! She soon becomes a spy, though, in a quest to help clear her grandma's good name and restore order to the nursing home where she lives. Super Violet to the rescue!

The layout of Violet's tiny tale is really cool and appealing to younger readers. There's plenty of fantastic illustrations, larger unusual fonts and a generally fun approach to things. If all books looked this nice and lilac-coloured, I think we'd all get a lot more reading done!

Shrinking Violet is the perfect read for its target audience. In fact, it's my favourite 8+ title of 2012 so far. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be reading the next book in the series. So, if you know anyone looking to share in an adventure of smaller proportions, do grab a copy of Shrinking Violet. It's well worth a read!
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My seven year old is a really good reader but hasn't shown a real passion for the books she has been reading. Once she'd got into the story (with us reading a chapter each) she suddenly couldn't put it down, even picking it up to read before school, it was so lovely to see her getting so much enjoyment from a story. The text is quite small but it is very chatty and easy going in it's approach. The illustrations are fun and the story amusing. She was desperate to discover who the thief was........
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A good, fun story, for younger readers. I'm eleven and I thought that the way it was written would suit someone aged seven to nine. It was a good story, quite funny and a good idea for a story. I liked it but maybe wouldn't have chosen it for myself but because my mum chose it for me I tried it and it was quite readable.
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Shrinking Violet.
By Lou Kuenzler
This book is a delight from the fist to the last word. From the moment our heroine Violet first shrinks Lou Kuenzler draws us into an exciting, sometimes dangerous but often humorous world, seen from the perspective of a girl who shrinks to the the size of a Fish Finger, where she can ride on the back of her pet hamster Hannibal like a Shetland pony.
Violet's beloved Gran is accused of stealing Jewellery at the Sunset Retirement Centre. Violet must solve the mystery and when she shrinks wastes no time and sets to work operating as a miniature spy to find the real thief. However Violet cannot control when she shrinks and when she suddenly grows to her normal height resulting in many hilarious situations.
Without wishing to give away anymore of the plot I will just add that I couldn't put this book down. Lou Kuenzler has finely drawn characters and written a very clever story with twists and turns and red herrings that will keep you guessing right to the very end.
This book would make a wonderful Christmas or birthday gift for a child of 8 + and would defiantly encourage and enhance a child's love of reading.
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Not to be mistaken with two other children's books with exactly the same title: "Shrinking Violet" by Danielle Joseph or "Shrinking Violet" by Cari Best.

"Shrinking Violet" by Lou Kuenzler is the story of 10 year old Violet who is finally tall enough (1.4 metres to be exact) to ride roller-coaster of her drams. But as soon as she convinced her family to take her there she shrank to the size of fish finger.

Good writing, interesting pictures & full of action story line. The interactions between Violet and her 14 year old teenage sister, she has to share room with, are just comic and her special friendship with her granny heart warming.

My daughter enjoyed it because the book is written in clear manner so she could read it on her own and because the story is modern and realistic, except this one little tiny detail... the shrinking part.

Great read for 6-9 year old girls.
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I ordered Shrinking Violet for my 6 year old daughter who is now reading independently. I loved the cover illustration of a girl the size of a fish finger - this is really concrete visual imagery which will appeal to children. A bit like Mrs Pepperpot, once Violet shrinks she has all sorts of amazing adventures and gets in a few scrapes along the way.

The version I saw was a preview copy, and there weren't that many illustrations in it, which I thought was a shame - but it's possible that the 'real thing' contains a few more than this. Maybe since this book is aimed at slightly older children than mine, it won't matter. My 6 year old found this a little challenging so we read it with her over the course of a good few bedtime stories. She loves Mrs Pepperpot and thought it was really cool that kids could have some tiny fun too :)
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