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Guest post – Tangled jigsaw review and giveaway

I was recently offered the chance of reviewing a 100 piece children’s Disney Tangled jigsaw puzzle, but my boys took one look at the picture featuring Rapunzel and said “no way”. However I passed the opportunity onto my delighted niece.

Ravensburger Disney Tangled Jigsaw Puzzle

This is what my sister had to say.

My four year old daughter was excited when the jigsaw arrived, even though she didn’t know the movie, Tangled. Her six year old brother didn’t want to do it as he thought it was girly. She needed help with the jigsaw, so we did it together and then big brother decided he was interested and joined in about half way through. It was at the right level for him and they both enjoyed doing it. I thought the picture was fun, bright and lended itself well to a jisgaw for 6 year olds. 

Ravensburger Disney Tangled Jigsaw Puzzle

Ravensburger Disney Tangled Jigsaw Puzzle

Ravensburger Disney Tangled Jigsaw Puzzle

We don’t have Disney Channel on our tv, but I’m sure those of you with young children who do, will know that Tangled: The Series, a spin-off from the movie, launched on the Disney Channel earlier this year.

This lovely jigsaw made by Ravensburger features an image from Tangled: The Series, and with its 100 XXL size pieces, is targeted at children age 6+.

Ravensburger Disney Tangled Jigsaw Puzzle

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a Disney Tangled jigsaw puzzle to one lucky winner. What a fun prize.
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And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d love to hear about your favourite jigsaw ever. Mine was a 500 piece circular one from York Castle museum that I did over and over again as a child. I can’t remember who gave it to me, as I’ve never actually visited the museum.

Or what about your favourite Disney film? I really can’t decide as I loved so many of them.

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Country House in Spring jigsaw puzzle review and giveaway

Although I don’t often find the time now to sit down and do a jigsaw puzzle, I’ve always loved them ever since childhood. Nowadays it is usually only on holiday or our annual gift from a friend of a 1000 / 2000 piece jigsaw made from one of his stunning photographs. Wish I could take a decent photo.

So I was pleased to be offered the chance to review a 300 piece jigsaw of a beautiful country house in spring design.

Country House in Spring Ravensburger jigsaw puzzle

I checked the dimensions before I started to ensure I chose a big enough surface to make it on, as I don’t possess one of those puzzle mats. Something that has been on my wishlist for a while. It was 49 x 36 cm, so would easily fit on our breakfast bar. Not a problem as we usually eat at the dining table.

I think everyone has their own method of tackling a jigsaw. I tend to work on the edge first to give me a frame for the rest of the puzzle. I then pick out easier features, so for this jigsaw, it was the chimney, the top of the roof and the bright pink flowers in the bottom right hand corner.

Country House in Spring Ravensburger jigsaw puzzle

I forgot to time how long it took me to do, but I did it over one weekend. Occasionally son1 popped a piece in place for me as he passed by.

The pieces all fitted together well, as you would expect from a premium brand like Ravensburger. This was one of their bigger pieces range and the puzzle came with a guarantee. Not needed in this case, but great if you were to experience an issue. I can’t think of anything more frustrating than to discover you are missing a piece from a jigsaw puzzle.

Country House in Spring Ravensburger jigsaw puzzle

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a Country House in Spring jigsaw puzzle to one lucky winner. What a fun prize.
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a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.

And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d love to hear about your favourite jigsaw ever. Mine was a 500 piece circular one from York Castle museum that I did over and over again as a child. I can’t remember who gave it to me, as I’ve never actually visited the museum.

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Bigfoot Trails Pacific Northwest by S A Jeffers

I have received a free e-copy of the book “Bigfoot Trails Pacific Northwest” by S A Jeffers for son1 to review. S.A. Jeffers is the name for husband and wife children’s book authors, Sara and Adam Jeffers. You can find out more about the authors on their website.

Son1 was really looking forward to doing this review as the very first book that he reviewed on my blog back in 2013 was The Bigfoot Escape. We both have fond memories of Bigfoot.

Bigfoot Trails by S A Jeffers

Here is the book blurb.

Bigfoot Trails: Pacific Northwest is a children’s reading and activity book. Play hide and seek with the reigning champion and experience the thrill of locating the mysterious Bigfoot! Visit the captivating landscapes of the Pacific Northwest habitat, where the search is on for the elusive creature. Through each of this interactive story’s pages, the reader is tasked with finding Bigfoot, where he is cleverly hidden. Both child and adult are sure to feel the magic and excitement of a legend as old as time!

Bigfoot Trails Pacific Northwest by S A Jeffers

This is a beautifully illustrated book where you have to search the 10 double-spread pages carefully to spot Bigfoot. There is a rhyme on each page to help you, but he is incredibly well hidden. I had a look too, along with son1 as a team effort. And when you get to the end, there is a list of other clues to find such as footprints and knocked over trees, so back you go again for a second time. I have to say we still haven’t found Bigfoot on every page, let alone all the other clues. Loads and loads of fun, time after time. We were looking at the book on the computer, but I have to say that I think that it would be even better in paperback.

Here is son1’s video review, in which he makes a comparison with Where’s Wally books.

Bigfoot Trails Pacific Northwest is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.67 in Kindle format or £8.27 in paperback. Son1 loved this book and I am pleased to say that it is the first in the “Bigfoot Trails” series, so watch out for more to come.

And you can see the book trailer here.

So do you believe in Bigfoot or the Yeti?

I’m not sure why but we did experience some technical difficulties with this e-book. On both iPad and iPhone, it would only display the front cover. The rest of the pages were blank. I haven’t encountered this issue before. However luckily we were able to download it successfully onto my computer and read it there.

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Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.