Definitely a fun way to learn the alphabet, with a colourful animal to name for each letter. Artwork is by Lorna Siminovich of Petit Collage in San Francisco. All of their puzzles are made from 80% recycled paper and vegetable based inks.
If your child isn't quite ready for 24 pieces, there are some very cute animals in the beginner puzzle sets.
Janet Clare is the owner of Marigold's Toys. In past years she worked in a bookstore and taught a family music program. Even though her daughters are now teenagers, she still gets excited about beautifully designed toys.