In the Winter Jigsaw Puzzle -- perfect for those snowy winter days


Disclosure: I was sent this puzzle in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Now I love a good jigsaw puzzle. I have shared the benefits of doing them several times. In my classroom I have a puzzle table set up. (I even got a puzzle table cover with drawers to organize the pieces in case we need to move it.) My classroom is popular before school, during lunch, and during study halls. Many different kids come to work on the puzzle. Some only put a piece in and others are there every day. Now I got some mathematical themed puzzles, and it took several months for them to do a 1,000-piece mandala puzzle. They have been doing the other ones quickly though. Today I am going to share a perfect puzzle for the holiday season or a snowy day or in my case for when you are stuck home with Covid. The puzzle is called In the Winter and the artwork was done by Luci Gutiérrez.

From the Publisher:

This joyful 1000-piece puzzle captures one moment in time on one perfect winter day. Packed with a quirky cast of characters, unexpected details, and tons of cold-weather humor, this puzzle is ideal to assemble during those chilly months of the year and makes the perfect holiday gift.

As you piece together this richly layered 1000-piece puzzle, you’ll rediscover charming reasons to love the wintertime. Spanish illustrator Luci Gutiérrez brings her love of funny characters and fascinating details to this classic winter scene, and each silly moment will surprise and delight you. A man rolls around inside a snowball; Christmas trees sing; a skier goes up instead of down. This whimsical depiction of outdoor winter fun celebrates all the joy of the winter season and is sure to provide hours of puzzling fun for the whole family.

This eye-catching illustrated puzzle comes with 1000 high-quality pieces and minimal puzzle dust, assembling to 25 x 20 inches. Also included is an oversize insert of the puzzle image and accompanying artist statement.

About the Artist:

Luci Gutiérrez is a freelance illustrator living in Barcelona, Spain. Since 2007, she has been working for publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Yorker, for which she illustrates the Shouts & Murmurs section.

From Me:

What a fun puzzle! The artwork is just crazy and fun. As I was putting it together, I just kept thinking what an amazing artist Luci is and how creative she is. I could never envision the ideas in this illustration. The characters are absolutely hysterical. Since there are only a few colors used: blue, red, black, white and turquoise, the pieces are interesting to get together. I saved all the white pieces (the completely white pieces) for the end. The puzzle took me several days, but it was fun.

The quality of pieces is high. The puzzle itself is fun. I love that on the inside picture there is also information about Luci Gutiérrez including an illustration of her. This puzzle will keep you working on it just for the sheer madness and fun of it. It is perfect for a holiday gift or even a family activity to add some calm to the holiday season. I hope you will check it out!