I was so excited for my kids to play with this toy as I had always viewed Little Tikes as a high quality brand.The front and back half are of very flexible plastic and you can literally squeeze them together when taking maps on or out. Also because of this, and poor hinge construction, the plastic cover for the maps refuses to stay on and will come off at the slightest provocation. To use the pen, children must press down at an exact 90 degree angle which requires more pressure on the already flimsy frame than necessary. I would expect a more responsive tip than that on the pen. The volume/on button wasn't even put together straight, you can see the on button it is not centered within the control. Ours wouldn't even turn on the first time, after that, it would not turn on consistently - the knob light comes on then goes out but the toy itself will not turn on. I have gone through several packs of batteries only to conclude this toy is not worth my time. Absolutely disappointed.