Monday, 26 March 2018

Mr.Stink Puzzle *Review & Giveaway*

I love a jigsaw and so does Alfie. I remember when he was around 2 1/2 years old he loved puzzles and would sit for quite some time doing them. Some of the  puzzles we have in our collection at the moment don't really pose much of a challenge to Alfie, they tend to be the larger pieces aimed at toddler age so perhaps more of an interest to Elarna now, when we were offered the chance of reviewing this fab David Walliams 'Mr.Stink' jigsaw (aimed at age 7+) I knew it would be a good challenge for Alfie to do.


For those who aren't aware who Mr. Stink is, he is a fictional character created by the popular comedian and actor, David Walliams. Mr. Stink is the local tramp who is befriended by a girl called Chloe. Being a tramp he is a bit stinky and when it looks like he may be driven out of town Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed...... the illustrations you may recognise with the distinctive style of the wonderful Sir. Quentin Blake. 



This 250 piece puzzle features a collection of the characters from the book with funny anecdotes alongside. It's bright and appealing and it definitely posed a challenge for my nearly six year old. It was the perfect Sunday afternoon activity and Alfie and I had a great time putting it together. 



I really liked this jigsaw, the pieces were distinctive shapes and were nice to fit together. It was not so overly difficult that Alfie found it frustrating but posed enough of a challenge that I could see him really working hard to figure out which bit went where. He did of course need a bit of help from me but he did complete most of it himself.


What did we like about the puzzle?


  • Retailing for a bargain price of £8.99, a great price for a jigsaw. Available from most high street shops it's readily available. 

  • The size of the pieces, not too small but just small enough to pose enough of a challenge for child and parent alike. 

  • The colourful design and funny anecdotes from the book. Alfie loved the pictures of Mr. Stink.

  • That it ties in with the books, it's always nice to have merchandise that go along with books or films so this is no exception.

  • That we could do it together, it was a lovely couple of hours spent with my boy doing something that we enjoy together.



Anything we weren't so keen on?


  • Nope, we liked it all. A great little jigsaw.



It took a good couple of hours to complete (with a couple of coffee breaks for Mummy and juice breaks for Alfie!) but once finished we were very pleased with the final jigsaw! Bright, bold and colourful.




So, if you fancy puzzling and a new jigsaw to try with a child aged 5 and upwards AND who love David Walliams books then this could be the one for you! I also have one to give away.....wahoo! If you fancy being in the chance of winning your very own Mr. Stink puzzle entry is via the Rafflecopter below. For further terms and conditions please read below. 



Enter is via the Rafflecopter. UK entries only please, I cannot be held personally responsible for the product being sent out as this will be sent direct from the company. Please ensure you leave valid and regularly checked contact details so I can get in touch with you if you are the luck winner. Good luck!

* Please note I was kindly sent the jigsaw free of charge in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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81 comments:

  1. I'd love to win this for my grandson

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  2. My son would enjoy doing this puzzle

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  3. I'd love to win this for my son Blake

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  4. I'd love to win for my daughter thank you x

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  5. I'd love to win for my grandchildren

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  6. I'd love to do this with my son. I love jigsaws and I think this one is a fun way of introducing him to ones a bit more difficult than he's used to. x

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  7. it has to be for my young nephew whi i know would adore this prize

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  8. I'd like to win this for my nephew.

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  9. My little girl would love this, she is just learning to do jigsaws now

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  10. My daughter who loves puzzles.

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  11. I would be pleased as punch to win for the nephews they are the perfect age for a puzzle like this

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  12. Hi, we love jigsaws and this looks great for grown ups and children to do together #bloggersbest

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  13. I would love to win this for my youngest girl. She loves puzzles.

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  14. perfect for my nephew and niece

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  15. I'd love to win this for my granddaughters. The older one is a passionate David Walliams fan while the younger loves anything and everything that comes in jigsaw form

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  16. My son is a huge jigsaw fan and has just gotten into the Davod Walliams books (he got a few for Xmas). Hes loving them

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  17. Great competition - we love this story! #bloggersbest

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  18. That looks like an amazing puzzle, I love Mr Stink! Looks like your little one had fun making this!

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  19. My daughter

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  20. My daughters would love this, although it looks a bit too tricky for them so I'm sussing as with most jigsaws -I would end up sitting there finishing it on my own! :-) #Bloggersbest

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  21. Ah bless him, clever thing. There are lots of pieces there! xx

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  22. I would really like to win this for my nephew.

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  23. I could use this in our classroom! #bloggersbest

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  24. Will love to win for my children.

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  25. For my son who is Alfie too :)

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  26. I'd love to win for both my boys - we all love David Walliams' books and enjoy a good jigsaw!

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  27. I can't wait until mine is old enough for puzzles! This one looks like it would be a challenge!
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  28. My son Jacob loves doing puzzles so I'd love to win it for him, it looks like a great one to add to our collection x

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  29. This would be great for my Goddaughter

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  30. For my 7 year old grandson Alexander

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  31. Lynsey Buchanan2 April 2018 at 00:12

    The puzzle would be for my daughter.

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  32. My nephew, but I think I might have to lend a hand!

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  33. I have read Mr Stink as a bedtime story for my older two and they loved it so would love this puzzle too #bloggersbest

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  34. My daughter Ava would love this 💖

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  35. I would love to win this for my nephew

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  36. Little B LOVES a jigsaw & would love this! #bloggersbest

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  37. I'd like to win for my god daughter

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  38. Michelle Ferguson4 April 2018 at 16:25

    I would love to win this for my nephew

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  39. id love to win this for my nephew x

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  40. My grandchildren! They are really into puzzles with lots of pieces right now. This would keep them busy

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  41. Margaret Clarkson
    My lovely niece - she would love it.

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  42. My Grandchildren i am sure would all take a turn in completing this jigsaw

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  43. Nephew.

    Rachel Craig

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  44. My 5 yr old son please.

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  45. My oldest daughter loves mr stink and loves puzzles perfect

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  46. My oldest daughter loves mr stink and loves puzzles perfect

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  47. His would be perfect for my son

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  48. I'd like to win for when my nieces visit on Sundays.

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  49. I would like to win for my daughter. She is really into puzzles at the minute.

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  50. I would love to win for my son, he's reading Mr Stink at the moment

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  51. My grandsons would love to work together on this jigsaw!

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  52. It would be for our youngest who adores David Walliams and is getting better at jigsaws.

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  53. For my youngest. She loves jigsaws

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  54. I would love to win for my niece Orlaith she's a massive fan of David Walliams books

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  55. My granddaughter would love this she loves to help me with mine

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  56. My son would love to make this jigsaw. He is into his Scooby Doo ones at the moment.

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  57. I would love to win this to do with my 2 elder boys we are all big jigsaw fans in this house . Fingers and toes crossed

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  58. I would like to win this for my daughter .

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  59. For youngest grandson and myself, he would be better at it than me

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  60. My niece she would love this x

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  61. My daughter Sheriah 5 but I'd probably give it a go too 😁

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  62. I would love to win this for my little boy who loves doing puzzles.

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  63. I would love to win this for my daughter. She loves puzzles and jigsaws and Mr Stink!

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  64. Great for my daughter who loves puzzles x

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