It is a nice backpack, especially as it has the three characters on which my boy loves. It is a bit big for pre-school, but he doesn't walk with it yet and soon will grow into it. Three pockets are very handy. Price is a bit high for a backpack considering you can buy backpack for half the price, but not quite like this one. So your choice do you think it's worth extra money for the extra characters and pockets? My boy loves it, so I'm happy to pay the extra money.