Pinocchio Puzzle Set is six beautifully illustrated puzzles based on originals from the 1940’s. The artwork is wonderful with each puzzle set in a frame edge! The suggested age is 6+ so note these would be a wonderful coffee table set or something for an office as well as a great gift for a child. Puzzles are 8″x 11″ and come in an illustrated gift box printed in the U.K, …great value!
Pinocchio is known for having a short nose that becomes longer when he is under stress (chapter 3), especially while lying. In the original tale, Collodi describes him as a “rascal,” “imp,” “scapegrace,” “disgrace,” “ragamuffin,” and “confirmed rogue,” with even his father, carpenter Geppetto, referring to him as a “wretched boy.” Upon being born, Pinocchio immediately laughs derisively in his creator’s face, whereupon he steals the old man’s wig.
Pinocchio’s bad behavior, rather than being charming or endearing, is meant to serve as a warning. Collodi originally intended the story, which was first published in 1881, to be a tragedy. It concluded with the puppet’s execution. Pinocchio’s enemies, the Fox and the Cat, bind his arms, pass a noose around his throat, and hang him from the branch of an oak tree. source: wikipedia