As with ALL the Shelf Sitters...they are first class carved, painted and received early and well packaged. And just too cute! I love each one of them! The reason for the 4 star is because the alligator I received recently wasn't high lighted with green paint as shown in its picture. I am guessing the colors changed along the way; therefore, the advertised picture should have changed to its liking. Otherwise, it is really a cute shelf sitter!