Overhead, trees blossom and birds fly, while underground, animals burrow: the subtleties of farming are revealed alongside inside views of a basement revealing pipes and boiler, even hidden fossils. Everything is carefully labeled on an amply sized poster included with the puzzle. The intelligent and fanciful artist Linda Bleck has created this enormous puzzle. Filled to capacity with detail and delightful moments of discovery, it covers new ground in the floor puzzle category, making this format both a fully educational activity and a rich individual play experience.
Linda Bleck lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and dog, and has two grown children that have flown the nest. Her work evokes whimsy with a touch of sophistication. She often turns to nature and memories of her childhood home on a tree farm when looking for inspiration. She starts every day with a cappuccino and a long walk with her pup, Louie.
In branches, fruit and feathered friends;
Among the roots, some hidden dens,
Insects, caves, a hidden stream…
The country is not what it seems