I really enjoy these puzzles. The images are gorgeous, and the pieces are sturdy and solid.
I would say that these would be best purchased for early elementary school students. They're incredibly easy to put together (easy enough for a small child), but I've found that some younger kids who are perfectly able to put the puzzle together have trouble comprehending the close up types of images.
While this puzzle was too hard for my 2 1/2 year old grandchild without help, there wasn't a grown-up at our house this Christmas that didn't want to play with it because of how beautiful it was. In fact I couldn't get the parents to leave it as a toy to use at grandmother's house. Thus, I think it will be a toy that parents and children will definitely use and enjoy together.
Striking, captivating pictures of animals are the best thing about this puzzle. It's fun to do and the pieces are sturdy and the final images are really impressive. My only criticism is that the puzzle pieces are not unique. The pieces will fit into each other easily even when the picture doesn't correspond. Not a problem for an adult, who can figure out that the dark brown part of the lion's mane shouldn't go with the slightly less dark brown part of the lion's mane, but this distinction is a little confusing for an almost 3 year old (who likes the pictures and can handle most puzzles.) Otherwise would be an easy 5 stars.
I love this puzzle! My 3 year old son and I love to spend time putting it together. The pictures are beautiful, with such fine detail. It's conveniently packaged so the pieces fit in the box it comes in - although it's not a perfect fit. I highly recommend this artistic photo puzzle.
We received this as a gift for our four year olds. They are still occasionally solving the puzzles three years later. The pieces are well made and the photography is beautiful. These are really fun! I have purchased this as a gift for two other 4-6 yo kids. Nice gift!