Yes, Melissa and Doug are actually REAL PEOPLE!!

It's usually the first question people ask, "Are Melissa and Doug REAL PEOPLE??" And when they meet both of them, the reaction is almost always the same --- sheer excitement to meet Melissa, and, ummmm, when they meet Doug, people usually just wonder, does this guy EVER stop talking??!!

They've been together 30 years!!

Melissa had other options to choose from besides Doug. Exhibit A: This photo of a friendly seal pecking her on the cheek. She's happy with her decision to select Doug, mostly because his breath compared favorably to the runner-up.

While building this company, they've also raised a family of six kids!!

Or, as Melissa likes to say, she actually has a total of SEVEN kids, if you include Doug, the most mischievous child of all!!