I have a serious issue of not reading the size of a product before I buy it, so the large size of this puppet was a wonderful surprise. The puppet looks like you spent a large amount of money on it (though we know otherwise) and is great for big and little hands. The hand stick can be removed if you have a little one like myself (be warned they will use it as a weapon). I bought several so make sure you have a bag or cubby for your puppets otherwise you'll find them all over the floor (the child sized duffel bag I had was too small for five, only two or three fit). This toy is great during story time, and both my husband and my son have enjoyed creating stories. The table top stage is a great addition, but the back of the couch or just sitting together works just as well.