When looking for a microscope for 2 children (age 5-6) I found it hard to get reliable advice, and read a lot of bad reviews for much higher priced childrens products. I bought this one on a whim after seeing 1 good review and found that this microscope is amazing value. It produces clear, bright images, and is a perfect first microscope for young children. It has slides which they can learn to mount, and it can also be taken out of its holder and placed over any object that you want to view. The magnification is just right for young ones to be able to relate the magnified image to the object itself. At both 20x and 40x magnification onion skin cells are clearly visible and I will try to upload a picture I took through the microscope of unstained red onion skin. I highly recommend this microscope, it is amazing value for money and a perfect introductory microscope.