JaCaRou Two Cats One Fish And One Mouse Jigsaw Puzzle

JaCaRou Puzzles, Two cats, one fish and one mouse 300 XXL pieces jigsaw puzzle

Brand: JaCaRou Puzzles

Title: Two Cats One Fish And One Mouse

By: Anie Maltais

Pieces: 300

Size: (approx.) 27" x 20" or 70x50cm


Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality:  Awesome

Board Quality: Smooth and glossy

Shape Cut: Ribbon/grid

Image Quality: Superb

Hardest Area: The black cat

Puzzle Dust? none

Finish Quality: Smooth and glossy 

Box Quality: Good and solid

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Sent for review

Recommend Level: High

Time: Approx. 2 hours


Being 300 pieces on this one, I only sorted out the boarder and made some general piles of colors. No need to layout the pieces as I would start with laying out the piles of colors to do as sections. For example, the majority of blacks/whites were for the black/white cat and the tabby browns for the tabby cat, the reds for the books and the rest were easy to determine. After all is it a 300 piece meant for younger Puzzlers but I enjoy them just the same. If it's a puzzle, it's meant to be put together no matter how many pieces or the size.

That said, being for younger Puzzlers, it presents enough of a challenge for them but not too much to discourage them, as it should be. Well done in that JaCaRou puzzles!

As you can see in the image below, I started with the red books, black/white cat and other areas before finishing with the tabby cat. It flowed very nicely together in under 2 hours.

The following are some of the close up images displaying the quality cut of the pieces, the creative artistry and the style of the ribbon/grid type cut.


At the time of this writing, Anie Matais of JaCaRou Puzzles contacted me to say she changed manufacturers and she wanted to send me a puzzle from the new production to see the differences. I noted instantly the following;

  1. The outside plastic wrap was thicker than any I have removed (very noticeable) 
  2. The top and bottom boxes were sturdier than previous ones (which were already good)
  3. The puzzle pieces inside the box are in a Resealable bag (YES!)
  4. Next to no puzzle dust (no extra clean up)
  5. The pieces were NOT cut loose and fit together great (very important!)

The pieces are of great quality which is a real factor for jigsaw puzzlers. It makes the puzzling experience so much more delightful when a section can be built in one area of the board and lifted carefully to another section without falling apart. A most important part of the puzzling experience indeed.

That said, along with the 5 improved conditions the new production presented is on the high end for a perfect puzzle experience and I highly recommend it.

Anie Maltais  creates and produces her own line of jigsaw puzzles at JaCaRou Puzzles in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. So now around 4 years she has created, produced and sold her puzzles in Canada, USA and some worldwide. She shares her mission statement right on the side of the box...

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