My two boys (3 and 5 years) each recieved the boys version of this colouring pad for Christmas along with their own set of M&D triangular crayons - it was the most played with present over the Christmas period for both of them - they coloured all day on Christmas day and we are now in April and the pads are still going strong. I was amazed to see how much they liked them as we have plenty of other colouring books at home. Think it is a combination of the size - A3 pictures are easier to colour in and less fiddly than smaller ones, the quality of the paper - nice and thick, and the choice of images - treasure chests, castles, dragons - they love them. Have now bought 3 more as presents for friends. Highly recommended.