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for jigsaw junkies

May 1, 2014



No doubt your children have enjoyed the playful picture books by acclaimed author and illustrator Alex Beard. The animals in his colorful children’s books, such as “Crocodile Tears,” reflect his travels to Africa and his love of the wild.

But in addition to his books and original artwork, the New Orleans-based artist has created clever and challenging puzzles with unique-shaped pieces.

Using his artwork, Beard offers four wooden jigsaw puzzles ($110 each), geared to ages eight and up. Each puzzle has between 492 and 522 pieces. He also offers a 300-piece cardboard puzzle.

The peacock puzzle ($20.99) comes in a decorative tin box. Find puzzles at or at his studio in the French Quarter, 712 Royal St., in New Orleans.


Beard puzzle

One Comment
  1. cathryn marshall permalink

    Love this!!

    Sent from my iPhone

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