Rated 3 out of 5Â by Grandma K GREAT toy when it decides to work properly
My one-year-old grandson loves to place the pieces so he can hear and mimic the sounds, but there is a lot of frustration because it doesn't always work. This thing has very erratic behavior. Place a piece, no sound. Repeat, no sound. Repeat, appropriate sound. Dump them all out, place all pieces - no sound from any. Try that again - all works fine. Sometimes it all works fine right from the start. And yes, the batteries are fresh! Maybe we just go a defective one, but it is fun for him when it works right.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by AlliePhips Very disappointed
My son loved listening to the animals and taking the pieces off the puzzle. At least he did until it stopped working after 1 week. We exchanged that puzzle for another, and that one stopped working not even after 5 hours! Batteries were tested and tempered with to insure it wasn't a simple fix. I'm incredibly disappointed by the technology of the puzzles. 2 strikes is enough, I won't be buying sound puzzles by Melissa and Doug any time soon. Very sad.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by rosieposie4425 Not as nice as other Melissa and Doug products
While the shape and size of puzzle pieces is appropriate, the sounds that the animals make are barely indistinguishable from one another. The cow sounds like the sheep, which sounds like the pig, which sounds like the duck. The puzzle does not work like you would expect either. For example, the puzzle will sometimes make the wrong animal sound, or if a puzzle piece is near the correct space, it will sometimes make a sound, which to me, defeats the learning opportunity. One time, my daughter stood on the puzzle when there were no pieces in place, and the puzzle made sounds.
Overall, this product could use some improvement, and my 18 month old daughter enjoys playing with the standard version of the Melissa and Doug puzzles much better than this one.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Allison Paige We Love This Puzzle!
This was my son's very first Melissa & Doug product and we still put it together at least once a day! He loves the animal noises and it has helped him differentiate between the animals and the sounds they make. Great Product! Would highly recommend to others!