Mom absolutely loved this puzzle, and I can definitely see why. The colors, the cuteness, the collage effect – excellent for puzzling!
This was the first Clementoni puzzle that I’ve done. I’m reserving judgment until I’m able to do at least one more, but I’m not thrilled with the fit; it was extremely loose. Now it was a thrift store purchase, so it may have been well loved before it was donated. That’s one reason why I try not to make snap judgments, I should at least do 2 or more before I decide on the brand in general. Other than the fit, I thought the quality was very good. Nicely cut pieces, a good thickness, excellent image reproduction – impressive!
I recently went to one of mom’s thrift stores with her when she was chauffeuring me around one day. 😮 Oh my goodness! I can’t believe she finds as many wonderful and complete puzzles as she does. Seeing the section where the puzzles are, the chaos everything is in – wow. She is definitely Queen of all things Thrift Store! I bow before you, your majesty!
Also, Happy National Jigsaw Day for any readers in the UK! I’m celebrating by doing puzzles today – what a change, huh? 😎
- Title: Cute Little Owls
- Artist: Kerri Ambrosino
- Brand: Clementoni
- Piece count: 500 pieces
- Size: Approx. 19 x 14 in. (48 x 36 cm)
- Purchased: Used, thrift store
- Board: Very good, sturdy
- Cutting: Excellent
- Image: Very good
- Box: Very good, a bit large for a 500 piece puzzle
- Fit: Quite loose
- Puzzle Dust: None
- Piece cut: Grid cut
- Piece shapes: Good variety
- Finish: Somewhat shiny finish, lays flat
Overall Rating: Very Good, recommended