This is the kind of toy that would have made you the envy of your friends when I was young. The stories in the book are good representations of the tv episodes, and parents might be able to sing along to the songs on the CD's, too.
My son loves the backyardigans songs & I thought I was buying just that, a bayardigans book with the music to play along as you read. This is the case but the music is just instrumental plinky plonk with no relation to bayardigans at all. Saying that we still read the book & my soon still plays with the player. BUT IT WASN'T WHAT I EXPECTED