While there are times I wish I didn't buy this because my toddler son loves giving it a bang and dragging it around, this was a great buy on sale. It's colourful, portable and just the right size for little hands. I love that the mallet is attached to the xylophone. The only slight negative I have is that the string is a little short so he has to hunch to drag it along behind him. Saying that, this is also a positive because it poses less of a safety risk. It's really colourful, sturdy and has made a great addition to the toy collection.