Take on the extra challenge of a round puzzle with Piece & Love from eco game maker, eeBoo. As you puzzle, learn the building blocks of biodiversity: the wide variety of organisms that make up all the life on our planet. Like a jigsaw puzzle, every organism is an integral part of a larger, vital whole. Try this puzzle and get the big picture!
Puzzle features this quote: "This is the assembly of life that took a billion years to evolve. It has eaten the storms, folded them into its genes, and created the world that created us. It holds the world steady" from Edward O. Wilson."
Edward O. Wilson, known as the "father of biodiversity," is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and the world's leading expert on the study of ants. Visit the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation web page here.
Kelsey Oseid (@kelzuki) is the illustrator of our Biodiversity Puzzle. Kelsey lives in Minneapolis with her husband and their two cats. She focuses her works on natural history subjects including biodiversity and astronomy. Bugs and other insects are the hardest animals to draw because so many have intricate patterns, Kelsey says. Her favorite animals to draw are whales and sharks. Kelsey finds inspiration on nature walks around her neighborhood and visits to her local arboretum and conservatory.
90% recycled grey board
Printed with veggie based inks
Woman-owned & mother run
Glossy, sturdy pieces
Minimal puzzle dust!
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF Box: 11" x 11" x 2" Puzzle: 23" diameter Insert: 23" X 23"
MATERIALS 90% recycled grey board, veggie based inks.
CERTIFICATIONS WBENC (Women's Business Enterprise)
SOURCE Responsibly made in China. (We sure wish they would consider moving their manufacturing to the USA.)
ABOUT THE COMPANY eeBoo is a boutique toy manufacturer that specializes in useful, beautiful and well-made educational games and gifts. Our products are sold in both Specialty Toy stores and high-end Gift Shops as well as Museum stores, Bookstores, Art Supply stores and other non-big box venues.
eeBoo creates refreshing toys and gifts that are 100% original (no licenses) and we commission our artwork from well-known and well-loved children’s book illustrators. Everything we make is meant for wholesome individual or family play. Many of our games and activities are based on old-fashioned formats which eeBoo re-invents with cheerful artwork and contemporary design.
Literacy, story telling, drawing, imaginative play and basic math are among the skills that eeBoo products encourage. A good share of the eeBoo line has been awarded Oppenheim Best Toy Awards and other honors.
We are proud of the quality of our products and the care and thought that we put into everything we do. We spare no expense in the materials we use, the art we commission, or the time we put into every project. Our toys are durable and beautiful to look at.
Our strongest customers are people who appreciate quality and are looking for unique children’s items that cannot be found everywhere. We love hearing that children enjoy our games and activities. And we hope, most of all, that eeBoo products inspire parents to get down on the floor to play with their children.
Just because we wanted you to know, our makers and manufacturers are real people, like you and me, who had a dream, a vision to bring something more good to the world. Here's a note from eeBoo's Founder, President, and Creative Director Mia Galison:
"When I started eeBoo, I did not know what a gift it would be to be able to build a business and a family at the same time. Twenty-five years ago, I wanted to create a new paradigm for what it meant to be a working Mother. I refused to embrace the compromise of work versus family--I was determined to have it all in one place, one self-perpetuating organism. So I made my office in the basement of my house where I could be close to my kids and they could experience it, understand it, and help us with what we did. I never worried about what the business looked like to other people. I never tried to conceal that we had kids and dogs running and barking in the background or tried to stop my mother from walking into the office during a meeting. I embraced this early chaotic mix as my brand, and I was proud of it.
My husband Saxton and I put in long hours and depended on the help of our neighbors, friends, families, and babysitters, and we never separated our life from our work. Raising three children in the same realm as running a home-based business clarified our values as parents. We wanted to encourage creative thinking, open-ended play, and meaningful communication in the products we developed. Telling stories with our children, finding interesting objects in nature, and working on crafty projects together informed and inspired what is now the eeBoo line.
My children have graduated from college, I have white hair, and eeBoo is no longer an anomaly in the toy industry. Happily, changing tastes, evolving values, and the internet have enabled new and bigger waves of unconventional businesses to enter the market--many run by women with small children. Looking back on the last twenty years, I am proud of the children we have raised and glad that the meaningful assortment of products we offer to the world embodies our values as family and as parents."
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