Brand: Laurence King Publishing
Title: Alice's Wonderland puzzle
Size: 19" x 27"
I was hoping that Mom would pick this one to do while I was here, and I wasn’t disappointed. Unfortunately for Mom, she opened the box right when I had a live chat to participate in for my two Thursday night shows, Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy. That meant that Mom had to turn all of the pieces over by herself.
After getting a 2 hour head start, I had to go into my turbo mode to catch up. Mom started with the blue body of the teapot on the right and the textured blue section in the upper left corner. I was drawn to the central arch with the mint green background and then just kept working down towards the bottom. Mom kept plugging along on either side of my central section, and we eventually put the completed parts together. After that, I did the border and the top stuff with the pink background while Mom worked on the bottom sections that were left.
This one came together fairly quickly, and I have to marvel at the strange and twisted path that Lewis Carroll’s imagination walked down. The illustrator did an excellent job translating his story into this image. Some things were pretty cool, like the clock and the gorgeous teapot. Other things were almost disturbing like Alice’s super long neck, the elephant bumblebees, and the queen bee on the lowest leaf under the roses that are getting painted red. The large poster had some background about the author and this story, but I have to admit that I didn’t take the time to read it all.
Now, on to the nitty gritty about this puzzle. This was my first one from this company and I didn’t know what their quality was like. I never expected pieces that felt velvety or coated with something that was a new tactile experience for my fingertips. The grid cut pieces have a matte finish and a wonderful sturdiness to them. There were no cut issues, missing pieces, delamination or bent knobs, and no detectable puzzle dust. I was very impressed! The fit was tight enough that I could pick up the entire completed puzzle, but when I moved larger sections into place, I still used a piece of junk mail to support it. The only issue that we had was that cropped image on the front of the box. The full image was printed on the back in a smaller size, and there was a large poster included, so it was a minor nuisance. I will definitely be buying some more puzzles from this company.
Puzzle details: Laurence King Publishing, Alice’s Wonderland by Brett Ryder, 1000 pieces, 2021.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - With her self-published book and over 300 jigsaw puzzle reviews, Linda has established herself as a prominent social media marketing influencer and jigsaw puzzle-preneur. If you want to send Linda a quick message, visit her contact page here.
We have collected a massive list of jigsaw puzzles in numerous categories on our Amazon Store link. It's a quick way to browse most current puzzles and/or specific seasons, accessories and themes. Makes for a terrific one-stop jigsaw puzzle gift giving shopping centre. CLICK HERE
About Jigsaw Puzzles: Unveiling the Benefits of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles
A Therapeutic Journey
Jigsaw puzzles have long captivated individuals of all ages, offering not only a fun pastime but also a myriad of benefits for mental well-being. From enhancing cognitive skills to promoting relaxation, the act of piecing together puzzles goes beyond entertainment. In this article, we explore the remarkable benefits of engaging in jigsaw puzzles, shedding light on the positive effects they have on our minds and bodies.
By embracing the benefits of jigsaw puzzles, we unlock not only an enjoyable hobby but also a path to mental well-being. Whether you're seeking cognitive stimulation, stress relief, or a moment of mindfulness, engaging in puzzles can enrich your life and provide a therapeutic journey that transcends the puzzle board. So gather your puzzles, sharpen your focus, and embark on this fulfilling adventure of piecing together fragments to create something beautiful and whole.
(ChatGPT, personal communication, June 20, 2023)