This is a nice piece, looks exactly as pictured. Important to take note of the dimensions- 8x8 might be a little smaller than you imagine it to be. One note - the older child is a girl (she has long braids). I couldn't discern a gender from the online image and thus assumed it wasn't obvious. We have two boys. I still like it, as did my husband, and we're keeping it but had I known in advance that it was a girl I probably would have looked for something else.