Brand: JaCaRou Puzzles
Title: Two Cats One Fish And One Mouse
By: Anie Maltais
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;
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...
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.
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