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 5 out of 5Â by Natasha My 2 year old loves this...
My 2 year old daughter loves this puzzle. She knows the names of all the animals on the puzzle. I plan to buy more of these puzzles for her. The only con is that my daughter chews on some of the pieces, but that is an issue with my child, not the puzzle, hence the 5 star rating :).
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.
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.