The Wizard of Oz In Progress

The Wizard of Oz by W. W. Denslow – Pomegranate – 300 pieces

I’m starting this puzzle this morning, and depending upon how I feel, it may be finished by the end of the day. 🙂 My son has taken to spending a little bit more time with me in the puzzle room, and he enjoys picking out the “next one” that I assemble. Sometimes I flat out tell him no, but most of the time I take his suggestions because it makes him happy. He’s chosen this puzzle, and it should be on the board in a few minutes!

I have to tell you, as a woman who grew up watching the movie The Wizard of Oz, this image seems quite foreign to me. This is where I confess that I have not read the books by L. Frank Baum nor seen the illustrations by W. W. Denslow – I have only seen the movie. In fact, I have seen the movie A LOT.

When I was young, this movie was shown on television every single year; and every single year my sisters and I sat down in the living room with our parents and watched it. So when you say “The Wizard of Oz”, my memories are of a teenage girl in a blue gingham dress with sparkly heeled shoes, the scarecrow with straw sticking out of his sleeves, Glinda the good witch with her beautiful pink ball gown, etc. That is not what is shown in this illustration from the books, and so it looks very odd to me indeed.

Although this isn’t the image in my mind regarding The Wizard of Oz, I think it’s going to make for an entertaining assembly anyway.

Happy puzzling today everyone! 🧩

Next Up…

Goodie’s by Janet Kruskamp – Ravensburger – 500 pieces

As of this moment the Storytime Kittens puzzle is still on my board. But once I get a shower I’ll be taking it apart and beginning to sort my next puzzle – Goodie’s. Adorable, isn’t it?

It feels like forever since I’ve gotten my hands into a box of pieces by Ravensburger, and I’m very much looking forward to it! And there’s something about the clean, symmetrical lines of this image that just draws me in. Looking back at the blog, it seems as though it’s been almost three years since I’ve done a puzzle with Janet Kruskamp’s artwork – wow! That seems much too long, and thank goodness I’ll be rectifying that today. 😎