Now I am a very sceptical father of a 6 year old daughter well used to buying presents that seemingly promise fun and hopefully a few hours peace only to find the picture on the box is actually the most colourful and memorable part of the gift.
Not so with this item! Even with the addition of the book,this was bought with some trepidation for her 6th birthday(would a DS generation kid really go in for glorified updated Spirograph?) but it has proven an immediate hit and has been returned to again and again.Now every child is different but, from our point of view and on the basis of our daughter's reaction,can't say better than that. A further indication of success is that other parents have now bought it.
Of related interest was that on a recent short break to EuroDisney, the restaurants there handed out 'gifts' of small toys to keep the kids occupied. And what did they hand out? Mini versions of Spirograph and the kids loved them.
So, a 5/5 that I would not have predicted when we bought it!