These are adorable and my kids loved them, but there were two problems. One, the laces don't fit all the animals, so you come up short on the larger ones, which really disappointed my 4 year old. Second, these are made of stiff cardboard, but they are definitely not child proof. My 3 year old got frustrated and easily bent the lion, ruining it.
That being said, if you don't have a little destroyer like my 3 year old, these should hold up just fine! They are very good for building fine motor skills and while I suggest getting some longer laces, this is a good, educational toy.