JaCaRou Night Owl Jigsaw Puzzle

JaCaRou Puzzles, Night owl 1000 pieces jigsaw puzzle

Brand: JaCaRou Puzzles

Title: Night Owl

By: Anie Maltais

Pieces: 1000

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 greenery

Puzzle Dust? minimal (skiffs)

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. 12 hours


I did my usual sorting routine.

  1. Sorting to locate all  the outside border pieces, while....
  2. Placing the pieces into the 'general-color' piles. 
  3. Then I carried on with a second round of sorting (similar colors sorted by shades/patterns) while placing the pieces flat out on the poster boards. 

I was not quite sure where to start with this one after I assembled the edges. As you can see in the work-in-progress images below it was the Owl. I actually started with the body, claws and wings areas before the eyes and head formed.

I worked patches of colored areas like the colored flowers and leaves and moon, then stars. The colorful background pieces pretty much fell into place, leaving the green for last as it was all over the image.

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. One thing I know for sure, this image was addictive in a good way and overall, a perfect puzzle experience!


Anie Maltais 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...

The above jigsaw puzzle(s) have been added to my Puzzle Hobby Tracker 

I am in the process of recording all my past jigsaw puzzles that I still have for my walls and all my current puzzles.

See more JaCaRou jigsaw puzzles here....