Item description for My First Puzzle: Trucks by Anne Millard...
Overview Young children will love these colorful shaped jigsaw puzzles--each one designed to keep little hands busy. Dorling Kindersley's stunning photographic jigsaw puzzles promote manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination and sequencing skills.
Publishers Description Following the success of the previous My First Games, here comes two new formats sure to delight -- large floor puzzles and playboards. Young children will love these colorful, shaped jigsaw puzzles -- each one designed to keep little hands busy. Dorling Kindersley's stunning photographic jigsaw puzzles promote manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination and sequencing skills. My First Puzzle: Trucks contains -- a Dump Truck puzzle, a Tractor puzzle, and a Fire Engine puzzle.
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Format: Box set
Studio: DK Preschool
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.11" Width: 6.75" Height: 2.81" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2001
Publisher DK Preschool
ISBN 0789465094 ISBN13 9780789465092 UPC 635517065091
Availability 0 units.
More About Anne Millard
Millard is a highly respected historian & Egyptologist
Reviews - What do customers think about My First Puzzle: Trucks?
flimsy Jun 29, 2007
These three puzzles are made of very thin cardboard that curls quite easily. For the amount of time that the pieces can be placed together, the puzzles themselves are fun to put together, but they are simply not sturdy enough.
Great for little vehicle lovers Sep 29, 2004
My now 2 year old son was given this puzzle set (it's not a book as stated in the editorial review!) at the age of just under 23 months and adores it! He'd been really into the little wood puzzles with the cut out shapes at about 18 months, but has since grown bored with them. He's had one other cardboard puzzle with animals of 2 pieces each which he mastered very quickly, though still enjoys playing with.
He caught on very quickly to this set with the dump truck (3 pieces) and the tractor (5 pieces), but I was a bit concerned that the fire truck (at 9 pretty complicated pieces) would be frustrating for him. However, after giving him hints the first few times, he chugged right along with it. Now I give him this to play with when I need to make a phone call, and the next thing I know, all three vehicles are done without him having needed any help at all - and it's usually enough to keep him busy until I'm done with the call.
The pictures are the classic high quality photos one expects from DK. I don't know how long it'll be before he gets bored with the set, but it's definitely been just the thing to get him going on puzzles again after the wood puzzles got too easy. I suspect that given the subject matter (trucks, trucks, trucks), he'll still enjoy putting them together long after he's moved on to puzzles with more pieces.
As a note to those who do a fair amount of traveling, the pieces pack pretty flat if you leave the box at home (we stick them in a ziplock) and the individual vehicles fit well on an airplane pull down table or lap desk. When he is at home and playing with the set, my son loves to put his pieces away into the box and then carry it around by the carry handle.
Makes a great gift for busy hands in this age group!