Mad About Mudpuppy


We’ve called Laurel “busy legs” from the very start, but certain activities will – literally – stop her in her tracks; among them, puzzles. We’ve identified some truly terrific puzzle purveyors (stay tuned for further posts on this topic), and Mudpuppy puzzles are among our favorites. Read on to learn about our favorite picks from their collection, as well as how to win a fabulous Mudpuppy puzzle!
Mudpuppy puzzles are beautifully illustrated, sturdily constructed, and designed to suit all levels of kiddie play (i.e., 2 to 100 pieces). As space-conscious parents, we especially love the multifunctionality of their two-sided flat puzzles and six-sided block cube puzzles. Both are 9-piece puzzles but actually offer 18 and 54 pieces, respectively, due to the multisided construction.

In the last couple of months Laurel has charged on to bigger puzzles, and we have had a chance to test Mudpuppy’s 36-piece mini cube puzzles (specifically, dinosaurs) and their 100-piece collectible tin puzzles (specifically, world). Obviously, for a three year old, the 36-piece puzzle has been a better fit, but both have been huge hits, garnering daily play. And while the 100-piece puzzle is too advanced for Laurel to completely assemble on her own, she loves fitting the continents together, directing traffic on who gets to finish the ocean pieces, and chatting about where various friends and family live around the world. And I’ll admit it, now that we're moving into more complex puzzles, I'm hooked (read: "No Mommy, I want to make Africa!") and eager for Mudpuppy to create more beautiful puzzles in 250+ piece sizes.

Want to win a cool dinosaur or world puzzle? FIVE WINNERS will get to choose one of these puzzles. Here’s how to enter to win:

  • Visit the Mudpuppy collection, and email us (with “Mudpuppy” in the subject), naming one of the many other cool products in the Mudpuppy line.

  • One entry permitted per person; US and Canada entrants welcome.

  • Entry period closes tonight at midnight EST, Monday, November 19, 2007.