Shrinking Violet #1: Shrinking Violet

by Lou Kuenzler (author)

Suitable for 7 - 9 years

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Product description

Violet is normal-sized one minute and pocket-sized the next!

It’s the BIGGEST day in Violet’s life. All she has ever wanted to do is ride Plunger, the scariest roller coaster around. And today she is finally TALL enough. 1.4 meters to be exact. But just as Violet is about to climb into one of Plunger’s carriages, something totally crazy happens. Violet shrinks! She is suddenly as small as a fish finger.

Although Violet doesn’t stay little for long, her chances of ever riding Plunger are ruined. She never wants to shrink again… But then Granny is accused of stealing, and tiny Violet might just be the only one who can catch the thief.

The first book in a fantastically funny new series!

Product Details


Shrinking Violet (book 1)





Date published

July 5th, 2012

Lexile measure

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.2; Middle years; 3.0 points

Other details

  • 240 pages




Lou Kuenzler

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  1. Aleezay
    on 3 September 2017

    Best Book

    I love this book! how funny and whimsical! anyone with a wild imagination should read this book! 9/10! :)

    5out of 5

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What kids think

  1. missyc
    on 28 March 2014

    This book is so me like really if I were that small I would be annoyed two. I read this book at school and I loved it ALLOT!

    4out of 5
  2. Catherine0703
    on 5 March 2014

    Violet has just about reached the right height to go on a ride but then she starts to shrink. Read to see what will happen to violet!

  3. gracieee
    on 5 March 2014

    I liked this book because I loved all the adventurous things she did.

    4out of 5
  4. Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 8 October 2013

    When I read the back cover of the book it sounded really funny, exciting and surprising. I decided that this was the book that I wanted to spend my money on at the school book fair.

    As soon as I got home I started reading the book. Three days later I had finished it !

    It isn’t just about Violet shrinking , there are lots of other dramas that happen. Lots of words were typed in different fonts to emphasise their meaning eg. BIG and whoosh! This made me want to read it even more.

    I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.


    5out of 5
  5. spookgirl
    on 28 August 2013

    I really want to read this book!

  6. supercrystal
    on 22 March 2013

    This book is GREAT!! When i picked it up I couldn’t put it down! I hope in the next scholastic fair at my school when i’m in year 6 there will be, shrinking violet needs a dog and the one where she shrinks to the size of a lip stick! I hope that when you read this square you will get this amazing book and too will NOT be ale to put it down!! SUPER CRYSTAL =)

  7. aniles2004
    on 1 November 2012


    5out of 5