Rated 3 out of 5Â by RLB A Bit Disappointing
The puzzle is fun and my son loves all the animal noises but...when you hold the Elephant over the spot for the Lion (or any other animal) it makes the Lion sound (or the parrot or alligator or monkey etc). So it is not really teaching the kids proper sounds and it makes nosies even when the pieces are not back in the "correct" places.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Linda from Ohio Didn't work
I was traveling to visit my granddaughter in another state. We stopped at a mall on the way and I saw this puzzle. Over the years I have purchased MANY Melissa and Doug products so I had no concerns about the quality. The puzzle was shrink wrapped in plastic so I did not try it out in the store ... but, why would one need to try out a Melissa & Doug product? I paid cash, and the following day when we arrived at my grandchild's house, I was excited to give her the new puzzle. Sadly, it did not work. We checked/changed batteries ... I mean there were four adults in the room with many degrees ... it did not work. I lost the receipt ... but, I wouldn't be back in the city where i purchased it anyway. I phoned the company (Melissa & Doug) and told the story. They NEVER responded. I was willing to discuss ways to return the puzzle, but, with no reply from M & D, the puzzle just became another wood puzzle. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED in Melissa and Doug.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Ashley It makes sound on its own
We bought this puzzle this weekend, and I don't know how, but every time we turn off the lamp in the living room (which is the room's only source of light, so it always has to be on), the puzzle makes sound. I think it's the zebras. It is very freaky. We keep the puzzle and its pieces completely separate from each other at night when we aren't using the puzzle (puzzle on the table, pieces on the floor or chair) and every single day and night when we turn the lamp off, the puzzle makes noise at us. It has frightened us on more than one occasion. Now I know to expect it. How is this happening? I would like to return this puzzle to the store if they will accept it and get a non-sound puzzle. Also, the puzzle makes sound when you bring the pieces close to their spots, they don't even have to be inside the puzzle exactly. My daughter cannot get the pieces in since she is only 19 months old, but she makes the puzzle roar and squwak plenty while moving the pieces around on the board near to where they are supposed to fit.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Canadian Parent Seriously needs an off switch
Generally a fun toy - our 22 month old likes the sounds and placing the animals in their place. From a parent perspective - it needs an off switch. Turning on (or turning off) a light sets off the sounds - not good when you have just put your little one to bed.