Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys


The Metropolitan Museum of Art introduces Puzzling Cats, a fun puzzle book for cat lovers. Aimed at children ages 3-6, the pictures in this book feature works from the museum from various styles, time periods and cultures. Each piece is accompanied by a brief text explaining the painting, and each piece is also a a puzzle on board stock.


The book is beautifully designed. I don’t have kids, so I don’t know whether kids as young as 3-6 years old could really appreciate the art, but it seems to me that this book is a great way to introduce young children to reading, art, and to have fun in the process.


The book is listed as a paperback on Amazon, which is a bit misleading. The book is made from very heavy card stock, just like regular puzzle games, and should hold up well even under repeated use.

Interior images provided by the publisher and used with permission: Copy after Xuanzong, Chinese, from “Spring Play in a Tang Garden”, Utagawa Hiroshige, from “Revelers Returned from the Tori no Machi Festival at Asakusa”

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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