My grandson is interested in the world and Britain's place in it, 'How far is Australia? Is it further that Poland? Where's the Arctic? etc. So I bought this for me, so that I could show him places on our webcam conversations. It's a success so I've just bought another one for him to have. Great value for money. It will blow up rounder that it looks on the illustration and it has a loop on the top and a cord to tie through so you can spin it round or hand it up.