Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Two

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Two by Jeff Kinney – Pressman – 200 pieces

This is the second of these puzzles I’ve done, and they’re quite difficult! The line drawings and lack of color add to the challenge – you really have to pay attention to every piece.

Like the first one I assembled, the quality was very good but the finished puzzle doesn’t lie flat. This could be because we live in Florida and there’s a lot of humidity, if you don’t store a puzzle properly it could warp with all the moisture in the air. It could be that it’s been a well loved puzzle that’s been assembled many times. It’s hard to make judgments on quality when you’ve purchased second-hand; you have to rely on your prior knowledge of the brand as well as taking into account the amount of use the puzzle could have had.

This image is not one I would purchase new, monochromatic images aren’t ones that interest me. Still, it was an entertaining assembly and luckily it was only 200 pieces. With stick figures, line drawings, and no colors it takes plenty of concentration to get all the pieces placed properly.

It’s always interesting to assemble an image that isn’t your style, but most of the time I end up really having fun. That’s one of the great things about thrift stores, the price makes it difficult to pass up the puzzles and gives me to opportunity to work puzzles that I wouldn’t normally assemble. Give an unusual image a try, you just might like it!


Racing Scooby Doo

Racing Scooby Doo – Pressman Toys – 100 pieces

This was a bit challenging for a kid’s puzzle, but I liked that. If they’re all too easy it becomes boring to assemble puzzles, and I think puzzles are great for training your brain. We should keep kid’s interested in puzzles!

This puzzle was of excellent quality with very thick pieces that fit together well. The background with all the roadway was a little tough but not too much. I enjoyed assembling this puzzle even though it was only 100 pieces, after all the kid’s puzzles we had put together that day this one was a nice change from the super easy ones.

Pressman Toys seems to have wonderful quality puzzles for kids. They’re definitely recommended. 👍