This was very quick and easy to put together, which is always a good start. Once it was made I was happy with its appearance, the bookcase is quite sturdy and solid - made of mdf not chipboard. The red "sling" part can look quite cheap when its empty but looks nice when filled up with books. It won't fit a huge amount in so wouldn't be sufficient as a child's only bookcase but it is great to put a few in which they can see the covers easily and then choose which they want. It is much more accessible than standard bookcases or wall shelves so is really nice for young children. It fitted in nicely with my boys' Thomas bedroom and they really liked it. Overall I would recommend.