This standalone 3D puzzle is an intricate and dazzling balancing act with 38 colorful shapes that combine to form an exotic, abstract tree—plus countless bonus configurations—designed by renowned illustrator Bob Staake.
Alexander Calder meets Dr. Seuss with this brilliant puzzle that offers a unique building experience perfect for any puzzler or modern art enthusiast. The thirty-eight brightly colored die-cut pieces (called pARTz) fit together to form an astonishing standing sculptural art piece. You can also build countless simpler sculptures using fewer pARTz. One side of the 18x24-inch poster enclosed with the puzzle shows a dinosaur, a giraffe, a bird, and a plane as examples. The other side provides step-by-step instructions for building the Tree. This is an eye- and hand-engaging activity that will provide hundreds of hours of creative fun for puzzle lovers, art lovers, and tinkerers of all ages.
About the Author
Bob Staake is the author and illustrator of more than seventy books, including The Red Lemon, named one of the ten best illustrated books of the year by the New York Times. Bob has illustrated many covers for The New Yorker, including "Reflection," commemorating the election of Barack Obama, which Time named the best cover of the year and remains The New Yorker's most popular cover of all time. Perhaps even more famously, his maternal grandfather invented the crinkle-cut French fry!