Thursday, May 6, 2010
I just love it when I find a new puzzle for Zane Bug he loves them so much but it’s pretty hard to find a decent puzzle for his age where the pieces aren’t too small or there aren’t too many pieces but I’ve recently found a company that has just exactly what I’m looking for when it comes to puzzles for my Zane Bug! Galison/Mudpuppy offers many different puzzles for each age level and they have many other toys for kiddos too!!
About Galison/Mudpuppy (taken off their website):
Galison was founded in 1979 to work with museums to make their imagery widely available in the form of well-designed and manufactured paper products. We published some books and calendars before focusing on boxed notecards, fine art stationery, greeting cards, personalized Christmas cards (for individuals and businesses), note cards, journals, and other gift products for writers, which is why we're sometimes still known as Galison Books, a.k.a. GMG Publishing.
Although we use a lot of fresh, contemporary designs, we still have a core group of products using fine art images, and both Galison and Mudpuppy products are popular in museum stores. Our fine art stationery is also found in the best gift, stationery, book, and department stores.
Mudpuppy Press was launched in 1992. From an early specialization in puzzles, we expanded to our current offering of puzzles, journals, diaries, educational games, toys, and stationery for children and the young at heart.
1993 saw the introduction of Galison's Holiday Time line of cards and gifts. Our Christmas and seasonal cards feature unique but accessible imagery and work well for both personal and corporate use. You will soon be able to arrange to have your cards personalized while shopping at our website, but for now, please e-mail email@example.com.
We're also happy to discuss adapting or creating personalized Christmas cards for you or your business.
Over the years, Galison has have worked with museums, non-profit organizations, and businesses to create private label custom projects. From imprinting existing journals to creating something new, this segment of our business continues to grow!
We are a hardworking collegial company with offices in Midtown Manhattan. We have a great view of the Chrysler Building and a very personable collection of freshwater tropical fish. We continue to develop new formats and looks while maintaining production values and customer service.
Zane Bug was sent the Land Animals / Sea Animals Puzzle for review and he was so happy when it arrived! He immediately had to take it out and put it together! I was really impressed with the shipping time on the puzzle it arrived very quickly and in excellent shape! We have spent hours upon hours putting this puzzle together and taking it apart flipping it over and putting it back together and I must say this puzzle really does hold up to the wear and tear of a two year old! The pieces are just the right size and with only nine pieces they are extremely easy to keep up with!
We all give this puzzle thumbs up and I do recommend the two sided puzzles for toddlers that love puzzles! I want to get Zane Bug the other two sided puzzles available on the website so that he can have more of a variety I’m thinking Christmas presents (I know it’s only May but you can never start to early)
Here is a little more information about the Land Animals/Sea Animals Puzzle:
AWARDS: 2003 Parent's Choice Approved Award Winner, 2003 Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products, 2003 Creative Child Magazine - Seal of Excellence Award
RECOMMENDED AGE: 2
Land Animals/Sea Animals Opposites Puzzles help to develop fine motor and pre-reading skills. They foster a sense of determination in children to reach a goal and allow them to experience success when it has been achieved.
Whether you are a parent or teacher, you can use these puzzles to talk with children about opposites and animals all the while children are simply having fun enjoying Clare Beaton's illustrations!
• 9 two-sided puzzle pieces
• Stackable box with colorful rope handle
• Finished puzzle measures 11 x 14 inches
If you want to buy your own Land Animals/Sea Animals Puzzle head on over to the Galison/Mudpuppy website!
Galison/Mudpuppy has generously offered one of my readers a Land Animals/Sea Animals Puzzle of their very own (with the exception of Lovely Dove she isn’t available yet)!
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Giveaway ends May 19, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Land/Sea Animals Puzzle mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 5:44 PM