I love this toy in concept -- so much so that I've bought three of them in the hopes of getting one that worked properly. The horse did not neigh in the first one, so I returned it. The second one arrived badly dented and was also returned. The third time one arrived in good condition and actually worked, much to the delight of my daughter. After just four months of gentle, occasional use, though, the lid will no longer stay closed. After three strikes, we're done. We won't be wasting money on a fourth one.