We did this puzzle with my 6 and 4 year old daughters and it was just the right difficulty for the four of us for a "weekend" puzzle. The piece are big enough that small hands can handle them. The different zones have enough color differentiation where there are easy and hard parts which is nice for puzzlers who are of difficult ability. The theme is very nice and when it's done, it a very good looking puzzle. All the pieces are more then thick enough and are cut pretty well. Overall, we really enjoyed this one and I would certainly consider doing it again.