We bought this for my son's birthday in anticipation of an upcoming camping trip. When we opened it, the fishing pole didn't work! The fishing line was stuck inside the reel. What a disappointment for my little guy who was so looking forward to it. We bought a tinker bell fishing pole, same brand, for my daughter and her's broke after 10 minutes of fishing. These are junk and not worth the 20 bucks. Get your kids a real fishing pole!
I purchased this fishing rod to play with the cats. Cat-specific "rods" with string are flimsy and break easily. The rod comes with a rubber fish to help children learn how to cast. It's actually perfect weight and composition to entertain a cat. It's durable and the lighted handle is fun too. =)