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If staying home during the coronavirus pandemic has you and your family going up the wall with boredom, then you have to try this challenging seek-and-find puzzle from master illustrator Gergely Dudás. Dudás, who is better known as Dudolf, is a beloved fixture not just on bookstore shelves thanks to his works like “Fox & Rabbit,” but he is also celebrated for his colorful and interactive puzzles that keep us on our virtual toes.
Right now, people are scratching their heads as they try to solve his squirrel and mouse puzzle, which he posted on Facebook. (He also posts puzzles on Instagram.) The monochromatic image features rows of brown and tan squirrels, with acorns and apples intermittently sprinkled in. Somewhere in this adorable little image is a mouse. Can you find him? (Scroll down to the bottom of the article if you need a hint or just want to find the answer right away. We won’t judge!)
Here it is a bit closer up:
Do you see the mouse?
Dudolf also has many holiday puzzles that will satisfy your inner sleuth. He has a Christmas compilation of puzzles on his website featuring snowmen, reindeers and Santa Claus himself to keep you busy this holiday season.
If you’re looking for a gift for the puzzle-lover in your life, check out some of Dudolf’s puzzle books, like “Bear’s Merry Book of Hidden Things: Christmas Seek-and-Find.” This would make a great stocking stuffer for Christmas morning and offer interactive family fun for weeks to come.
Or check out his new seek-and-find calendar for the upcoming year. This 2021 wall calendar features 12 seek-and-find puzzles from Dudolf, so you can stay on of your appointments and keep your mind sharp at the same time. Find it on Amazon for $14.99.
Or, for children (or anyone who loves graphic novels), check out other books from the Fox & Rabbit series that feature Dudolf’s illustrations. These brightly-colored graphic novels are a good way to encourage kids to read and keep them overdoing screen time during virtual schooling.
Still wondering where that mouse was among the squirrels? Here’s the answer:
Look in the top right corner to find the hidden mouse. Unlike the pointy-eared squirrels, he has rounded ears.