In this snazzy set, familiar shapes are labeled and brightly colored with bold outlines. This extra-thick wooden puzzle includes eight pieces, with jumbo wooden knobs for easy grasping. Full-color, matching pictures appear underneath each piece to encourage hand-eye, fine-motor and visual-perception skills. Melissa & Doug was started 20 years ago, by a real Melissa and Doug, in the garage of Doug's childhood home, where occupational priorities included not disturbing Doug's parents. The company has grown and moved, but its founders' philosophy remains unchanged: to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family.