"I was surprised and impressed, as well as excited, about the yo yo when I saw it and tried it the first time. I sort of figured it wouldn't work real smoothly, especially for a child--figured it would be too small and I could just use it on the cake as a backdrop for the race car. HOWEVER! It has the right amount of weight and length of string and even the wheel size is perfect! It isn't too much to handle and it isn't too small to be worthless. A perfect size for beginners (and me!) and a very fun style for the race/car fan! Yay! I actually haven't given the party yet so I don't know what the boys will do, but my guess is that they will think it is very cool, spinning tires with shiny wheels!"