First of all, I don’t know what I was thinking. I specifically told M’s grandparents no battery-operated Christmas presents. Then in some sleep-deprived haze I put this animal activity ark on our wish list. Dudes, this thing is loud and there is NO volume or on/off switch! But you know what? She totally loves this thing. She knows all of the animals and can even say a few of their names. It was a huge hit. Thankfully, she doesn’t always put them in the ark. Sometimes the animals go for a ride in her wagon, along with all of her washcloths and the occasional stuffed dog.