Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 5 year-old ++
Who would love this: Jigsaw puzzle lovers!
Puzzles with uniqueness and hidden surprises always make my heart dances in delight! This Londji “Observation Puzzle - Tea by the Sea” from Antipoda Co is our latest love; not only that it gives us a joyful satisfaction completing the puzzle, we also enjoys the playful moments admiring the adorable illustrations and finding so many tiny details that brings us smile!
Why I love ❤️ this puzzle:
(1) Uniqueness with Hints of Humour - We are enchanted by the imaginative illustrations with hints of humour and sprinkles of magic. I love the unusual length and unique rectangular shape (32 x 85 cm), which aptly sets the scene of a “quiet tea time above ground” and “unexpected surprises underwater”. I also love the zigzag borders of the puzzle (in Londji signature style). The kids had great fun completing the 100 pieces puzzle. I love that the puzzle is not too difficult for the kids, yet sufficiently challenging to keep them engaged. There are so many snapshots of happy scenes from top to bottom of this dreamlike puzzle: a ukulele-playing tiger, a French baguette on a tree, a letter-delivering pigeon, an underwater reader, a diver-mouse heading towards a cheese-bait, a rabbit in submarine, a curious mermaid, animals tea-party, a plant-watering / hat-wearing octopus, and I can go on and on!
(2) Observation Game - Once the puzzle is done, the kids played “spot and snap” using the 48 observation tiles: a Wellington boot in the bottom of sea, pearl in a shell, crocodile guest, a menu on fishing line, an upside-down chameleon and so many more!
(3) Story-Telling & Other Games - The instructions gives a few inspiring ideas on games that we can play. We had such enjoyable hours playing story-telling (oh look, the puffer-fish has just turned into a balloon, the frog prince is still waiting for his kiss!), detective (guess what I’m holding by asking “yes” / “no” questions), and drama game (let’s act out the kite-flyer and a basket).
(4) Material & Box - I love the gorgeous box, made-in-Spain quality, FSC paper and recycled cardboard materials. As usual, Londji toys meet European safety standards, and are beautiful in so many levels!
This is an impressive puzzle!
# gifted in exchange for review
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