It is made up of 11 pieces. Since each whale is slightly different, the pieces may be cut in slightly different places.
If you are looking for a blue whale that is a little smaller, you can take a look at our 'desktop' model here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/101123909/handmade-wood-whale-puzzle-childrens-toy. This whale is perfect for shelves, desks, nightstands or any other slightly cramped spot.
If blue isn't your color, we also have a small whale in pink available in the shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/150713178/childrens-pink-whale-puzzle-and-room
This whale puzzle is not suitable for children under 3 to play with. For that age group it is for room decoration only. If you are looking for something for children under 3, please send us a note, we do have a special order whale puzzle with pieces more suited for young children.