The Ludicrous Library is a great fun picture from illustrator Colin Thompson who has been illustrating children’s books since 1991. At first I thought this jigsaw was going to be quite dull, but it turned into one of those puzzles that grows on you. The picture at first glance may seem a little bizarre with its walking books and monsters, but once you start to put the puzzle together you notice so much hidden detail I defy you to not be hooked.
This is the second 500 piece puzzle from Ravensburger that we have reviewed, and was much easier to complete then the 500 piece Minions puzzle. The boy and Dragon Dad agreed to help with this one, and the boy was very keen that he wanted to finish the last few pieces. The boy lost interest after the edges were complete, but in total it took about 2 hours for me to complete. I have loved jigsaws from a kid, and enjoy the challenge of the Ludicrous Library. This puzzle was the perfect mix of interesting picture but without being so big it took up the dinner table for days. I especially loved finding all the little hidden eyes, the white cat and even a Lego brick.
The quality of The Ludicrous Library is great, with all the pieces fitting snuggly to form a smooth picture. I think this would make a great little tree gift for all puzzle fans, and something a little different from the photographic puzzles that I would normally choose for Bingo Granny. .
There are other larger puzzles from Colin Thompson called Bizarre Babble and Higgledy Piggledy House. For more details on these or other puzzles from Ravensburger why not visit their website.
The Ludicrous Library is a fun 500 piece puzzle from Ravensburger, recommended for ages 10+ and RRP £7.99.