Saw this at a party in September and thought it was a really awesome sounding shaker / maracas. I knew my 3 year old grandson would love one for so many reasons - it's an actual, quality-made professional instrument with a great sound PLUS it's silly because it's an exact looking avocado! It was a perfect gift for him. He picked it up, shook it and said "I don't know how to use this!" I told him he DID because he already was shaking it. He brought it with us the other day and I had him shaking it to songs on the radio. Trying to give him a lesson on keeping to the beat and this is definitely going to help. Ideal for adults and kids alike. Great price, too.