(eeBoo $17) Platinum Award
The big news is that this particularly low-tech toy got the highest rating of any toy in the entire toy review! Our testers loved the satisfaction of completing the puzzle and many enjoyed working on it with their parents. For this age group, puzzles are often enjoyed more than once. 48 big puzzle pieces come together in a busy town scene by artist/animator Monica Forsberg. The finished image will be a giant 24 X 36 inch picture that will be good for talking about. Count the trucks, talk about what they are carrying. How many animals can they find in the picture? The playful scene has animals bigger than trucks, birds bigger than trees and other cartoonish distortions that are worth talking about. Use the back of the box for beginners to follow as clues. Give them strategies connecting the frame with the straight edged pieces. Before long they will like the challenge of doing it with out looking at the picture. 5 & up.
Ages: Early School
Award Year: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum and SNAP Awards 2015
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