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My Mam bought my eldest daughter this jigsaw for Christmas as from a very young age she has been fascinated by fire engines although if you take her to see one she won't go near! I believe the jigsaw cost about £6 and was bought in a toy shop when my Mother was away in Newcastle so I am not actually sure where it was bought.
The jigsaw comes in a cardboard box which on the front has the title of the puzzle "Giant Fire Enigine Floor" puzzle up the the top right hand corner with a firefighter in full head gear running behind the title, apart from the title all that is on the front of the box is a picture of the actual jigsaw inside. On the back of the box you have the information that the puzzle has 45 pieces to it and the finished puzzle size is 63 x 43cm so it isn't too big to be able to do on most dining room tables.
The jigsaw inside is made up of pieces approx 7cms x 8cms and they are made of thick cardboard, the bits that fit into the next piece do bend pretty easily so you do need to handle the jigsaw with a little cvare otherwise it won't be useful for very long.
the picture that the jigsaw makes up is a rather busy picture, there is a fire engine on one side of the picture, a tower, lots of bushes, clouds and birds, a clock on a building and then on the other side of the puzzle there is a block of flats on fire with 2 fire fighters climbing ladders, one using an axe, one with a little fire extinguisher and even one talking to a member of the public. the picture is very brightly coloured and as there is so much in the jigsaw it is not too difficult as there is always something obvious for your child to be able to pick out the next piece.
My daughter is 4 1/2 and she managed this jigsaw with very little help the first time she did it and does not need any help now. My daughter enjoys the jigsaw although she does point out that the fire fighters are not using a hose to put out the fire. The jigsaw is bright and the fire fighters have friendly smiling faces my only issue with the jigsaw is that the pieces could be stronger as once played with a few times the pieces do have creases in them and i think by the time my daughter has finished with this toy it will be fit for the bin rather than being put away for our youngest like we do with most toys.