These animals are beautiful, with thoughtful details carefully painted and carved. The weight and contours of the carving are very pleasant in the hand. A wonderful sensory experience. They stand up very well to everyday play. We added this cow to complete our cow family of a bull and two calves. My children are very into animal families so this was a great addition that has opened up many new imaginative games for them. They get a lot of use in addition to the other animals we have from the Holtztiger subscription.