A friend asked me to bring a 500 piece igsaw for a quick trip away. I had already done this jigsaw months ago, but did not mind doing it again, as I love books, and the fantasy creatures that lurk within and around the ones shown in this puzzle. The three of us completed it before we had to leave, and we all commented on the quality of the make, with thick smooth pieces that never peel away. The extra picture inside is handy too. One of us (not me!) did not like the picture, but I was intrigued by the trickiness of it. There are many, many staircases in this image, and to begin with they all look the same! I'd much rather have stairs and books than lakes, mountains and sky that all look the same.