A classic underdog story. Violet is a very gifted young lady and isn't like most little girls. Kids tease her at school a lot because she's different. She's an inventor and loves to create amazing contraptions. She gives them cool names like Tubbubbler, the Bicycopter, and the Wing-a-ma-jig.
There's an upcoming air show that she intends on winning. She hopes that if she gets that blue ribbon her peers will like her. So Violet along with her loyal companion and four legged friend decide to fly to the airshow and impress everyone with the obvious awesomeness of her invention.
Along the way something comes up and poor violet doesn't arrive on time. Looks like that blue ribbon won't be hers after all..... but wait could she get something even better?
This is a heartwarming story and it's lovely to see an intelligent female protagonist. The illustrations are lovely and the story has a great ending. All around very deserving of a place on my Children's Bookshelf.