I purchased this toy for my son because one of my nieces had it and I thought it looked cute and made music. However, my son has not seemed to really get into playing with it. The legs of the octopus are what you push to make noise, however, my son (even at the age of two) has a hard time pushing the legs hard enough to be able to make it play music. So, if I am sitting with him and "playing" the octopus he enjoys it, but it has never been a toy that he could just enjoy on his own because he can't make it produce noise. The toy is very sturdy and has nice bright colors which are attractive to children. The musical notes it plays are pleasant, not too loud. Also, the toy comes with this scent fused into it. Someone told me that it is suppose to be vanilla scented, but to me it is just nauseating. I can't stand to be around the toy for very long before I have to move to another part of the room.
Saint Paul, MN