The Story Reader is a fun way for children to learn to love books and reading. When the child opens the cover, there is an introduction to the story and an explination of the sound used when it is time to turn the page. The sound seems to be different in every book. The books are colorful, and illustrated with a childs favorite characters. So far, we have Scooby Doo, the Sesame Street gang, and Dora. My daughter loves to carry the story reader around everywhere. Luckily, it has a child friendly handle to make this task easy. It is durable, she hasn't managed to break it yet! The only negative comment i have about this item is the volume control. It is too easy to use, and it is too loud. i would prefer something that was a little more difficult for the kids to adjust, and definitely a lower "top" volume. I put tape over the speaker to mute it a bit.
This has been in the house for over a year, and it is still in her top list of things to play with. What is better than getting kids to love books?