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Melissa & Doug African Plains Jigsaw 24 pcs Puzzle

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  • 24 piece African plains wooden jigsaw puzzle
  • Features a bright graphic design
  • Made of solid wood
  • Measures 15.5" x 11.75"
  • For ages 3 and above
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Melissa & Doug African Plains Jigsaw 24 pcs Puzzle + Melissa & Doug Under the Sea Jigsaw (24 pc) + Melissa & Doug Playful Pets Jigsaw (12 pc)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 11.8 x 15.6 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B000FPE038
  • Item model number: 2937
  • Our recommended age: 36 months - 5 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3 - 3 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,734 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
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These colorful, playful 24 piece jigsaws come in wooden storage trays. The puzzles will look like new after extensive use. It is bright, colorful and dynamic which enriches the child’s imagination.

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Melissa & Doug African Plains Jigsaw 24 pcs Puzzle

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Customer Reviews

I love the Melissa & Doug wooden puzzles.
Neen McClure
All of the pieces stuck together and the paper for the picture tore when I tried to separate the pieces.
Wandering Hoosier
It has beautiful colors and it's very durable.
M. Perez

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Jujube on December 26, 2008
I've bought many Melissa and Doug toys and loved almost all of them. They're generally sturdy, colorful, educational and enjoyable.

However, no matter how attractive, fun and educational a toy may be, it's worthless if you can't use it. This puzzle (as well as the similar construction themed one) both fell apart when we opened them. And not in the way that a puzzle should.

The puzzle is constructed of lightweight laminate. However, there's a wide layer of ineffective glue between some layers. The puzzle feels more like balsa wood than the usual sturdy construction to which we're accustomed.

When our little guy unwrapped it this Christmas, he immediately wanted to play with it. So, I removed the shrink wrap and began to separate the pieces. Immediately, the laminated layers on the pieces (specifically the edges of the lumpy parts) began to separate and break off. Mostly the bottom and topmost layers.

Again, I usually find Melissa and Doug toys to be of high quality. Judging by the reviews here, others haven't had the same problem. I'm hoping that this is simply one small manufacturing batch that went amiss and not a new trend. However, I can only review based on my experience. So, although this puzzle gets high marks for fun, attractiveness and educational value, I can't give it more than 2 stars because of the construction and safety issues (small pieces of broken laminate that could pose a choking hazard).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By mom of 2 on April 10, 2007
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This is our 2nd puzzle from Melissa and Doug and our 3 year old loves it!! Easy for him to work by himself and problem solve where the pieces go. These are great for several learning concepts and I have already ordered more for us and some for a gift!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Veronica James on January 9, 2007
These puzzles are great! They are bright and colorful, the kids love them!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rob Taylor on September 1, 2010
My sister gave this puzzle to my 3-year-old and within the first day the graphic was peeling off of at least half of the pieces under supervised use. I guess now "hand-crafted" is just marketing rhetoric.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Potkay on May 8, 2013
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Purchased to be durable puzzle that would last. Graphics glued on cheap wood, same result as cardboard puzzle. Would not recommend this puzzle.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Jacobs on March 13, 2010
We have many Melissa and Doug puzzles. Lately, though, I've been getting the more "complicated" puzzles for our autistic child, and the picture peels off the plywood BEFORE she begins to play. In several of the earlier purchases, I'd thought it was our fault. Not this time. The paper tore as I separated the pieces. Is the quality dropping in the Melissa and Doug line, or is it that the more pieces there are in the puzzle, the more poorly the laminate adheres? Either way, I am disappointed, and will be returning this item. Poor hippo. He lost his mouth and grassy snacks.
Judy Jacobs, Summerville, SC
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PIB on July 10, 2008
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My two year old boy loves this puzzle. It is designed to be durable and to allow him to figure it out. There aren't ambiguous pieces. He can do this 24 piece puzzle all by himself. And he loves learning the animal's names. Melissa and Doug always make great products and this is no exception. We have several of their puzzles.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By California Hotel on November 13, 2009
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Just bought the 12 pcs and 24 pcs puzzles and were very dissappointed at their poor quality. The board was poorly constructed and was not even polished. I got some minor cuts from the rough edges and was afraid to give it to my 2-year-old daughter. After a few tries, the edge of some pieces were already tore. I strongly recommend not buying any of these poor made puzzles for your kids.
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