Melanie Gilbert (Boston, MA USA)
Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars
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This review is from: Ceaco Dockside - Smiley's (Toy)"Artist Wilfrido Limvalencia creates a vibrant, seaside scene in SMILEY'S, part of the Dockside series by the Ceaco Puzzle Company, based in Newton MA - practically in my backyard. Limvalencia uses a bright, bold acrylic palette to emphasize the sun-drenched clarity of a day by the sea.
These puzzles are a joy to build. Although the box says for ages 12+, the color definition is so intense that separating pieces was easily done by my 7 and 9-year olds. They loved working as a team to complete this 550 piece work. It's a complement to Ceaco that their puzzle designs are so accessible to all family members.
Limvalencia paints a contemporary seaside scene featuring a couple kayaking as another group enjoys lunch at Smiley's on the dock. Besides Smiley's Fish and Chips, the picture includes a bakery, ice cream store, church and some other colorful structures on the hill, in a variety of colors to create a slice-of-life feel. It's folk art for the 21st century."
Thank you so much to Melanie Gilbert!