Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors, Awful Egyptians, Rotten Romans and Cracking Castle - kids who have loved the books will have great fun with the puzzles
The four Horrible Histories jigsaws depict historical settings in an accurate way, but with an added comical treatment. They include - Terrible Tudors, Awful Egyptians, Rotten Romans and Cracking Castle. All the jigsaws include an eight-page leaflet, packed full of “horrible” and fascinating facts and an educational quiz.
The Terrible Tudors puzzle brings a dirty, dangerous Tudor town to life. When the puzzle is complete, Tudor tricksters can be spotted and there is a painful punishments quiz to answer.
Jeremy and Donny were very eager to try out this puzzle specially as Jeremy had read all the Horrible History books.
Ten year-old Jeremy said: “It was good, but a bit hard and difficult. It is for people aged over ten: younger people might get bored and find it too hard. I found out that people in Tudor times threw wee out of the window and poor people begged for money. I would like to get it as a present.”
Donny (aged eight) said: “It was quite fun doing it. Little ones would give up. I like the way it is tricky like a task thingy. I found out about the wee and how rich people showed off to poor people and how they kept sheep in their houses. I would like to get it as a present.”
"My children enjoyed doing this and persevered with it, even though they do not normally take a lot of interest in puzzles. There was some educational content in the picture and there was an additional leaflet (which did not look very interesting) that had extra information.
"My only criticism was that the puzzle pieces featured rather a lot of bits of house, many of which were rather similar. This made finishing off some of the middle quite hard and the parents had to help the children to finish it off."
Price and availability
Horrible Histories Jigsaws £7.99
Jigsaws are available from Toymaster, Youngsters, Hamleys, Fenwicks, TM Retail, Eden Project, Warwick Castle and Express Gifts mail order.
For further information and stockist details call 0161 428 9111.