Very cute in person. Great colors! For each letter there are 4 pieces, the capital letter, lowercase, animal and animal name. They are all separate so you can arrange them however you want. I am currently not using the lowercase letters until my son is a little older. The animals are cute and the patterns on each letter too. Personally I didn't like how it was pictured online because it read top to bottom then left to right. I recommend arranging it as if it were like any English writing; left to right then top to bottom. I made 4 lines 7 letters on the top line then 6, 7, 6. As you can see in my photo. Very happy with my purchase.