My 3 year-old son has recently fallen in love with Cookie Monster, so at under £20 (pre-Christmas price) this seemed like a great present for him. With a sizeable Christmas haul, which included a Leappad amongst many other things, I was suprised to find that Cookie Monster took pride of place as the most played with toy so far.
It would be a stretch to call this a 'learning toy' on the basis that it counts to 3, but for entertainment it is really good value. My son goes mad for the crunching noises and the singing in particular, which I think has a lot to do with the volume level being good and the voice being consistent with the TV character. The toy looks and feels well made, though not great for cuddling as its quite hard underneath the furry exterior. As with all things that come with accessories, its usually a week at best before bits go missing, but the backpack is suprisingly sturdy and secure, so we currently still have 3 cookies!
Overall, its been an excellent buy and brings a smile to my son's face (and mine too!).