My child recieved this as a 1st birthday gift. She is approaching 2 years of age and still enjoys playing with this collection.
The main train unit comes with 2 animals and a monkey. There are a few different combinations of animals to chose from at the shop so pick your favorites. Our collection came with the giraffe, tiger, and monkey. A family member gave us additional animals including the zebra and the alligator.
All of the animals are very cute with movable body parts. The giraffe is particularly cute with its long neck which bends up and down. The animals are all very stable on their feet and do not fall over easily.
The train itself rolls gently across wood floors and a bit more slowly over carpeting. THe music it plays is cute and uplifting without being whiny and annoying. It has two levels of sound. The loudest setting is not too loud so over all it's never really annoying to tired adults to hear this toy.
Overall I think this item is an extremely cute and child friendly toy. I know several friends with kids who also adore this toy.