I made this for Ben for christmas this year. I also made ones for my niece and nephew. It's got a pillow and board on the back so it's soft, but washable. Both sides have a pocket. 1 side has spots for crayons/markers/colored pencils. The other side has a zippered pocket. I added a flap to the bottom that holds the papers you are currently working on from falling out when you close it up and carry it. Ben LOVES it.