I love fleece material and my youngest loves penguins - the combination of the two as a gift for Christmas meant both of us had a snugly throw to burrow under on Christmas day. This particular blanket is extremely luxurious - it's polar fleece is very thick but very light weight so when you are covered with it you don't feel constricted or smothered. It's one of the softest, warmest little snuggle bug blankets in the house right now - except for one my daughter in law received which has wolves on it and which is made from the same wonderful material.
The images of the penguins floating on ice is gorgeous - a lot of detail and very well made. Although I haven't had to launder this blanket yet, if it is in keeping with its appearance and quality, I don't expect there to be any problems with it keeping its shape or its texture.
Our kitten loves this blanket as well and any time someone is snuggled under it, she comes to visit so that she can create a warm, cozy place for herself - usually right on top of someone's stomach.
This is a large throw measuring roughly 50"x60" and matches the snuggly penquin pjs my daughter also received.
As a quick way to wrap up on a cold winter night, particularly once the furnace has gone into late night mode, this blanket is an excellent way to stay wrapped in a warm, cozy environment. A great product with an oh so soft, plush feel. As soon as I can steal it from my daughter (along with her camera) I'll take a photo.