My son received this Green Toys Fire Truck for his third birthday, and I don't think he could be any happier with it. Like the other Green Toys vehicles he already owns (Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy, Blue/White and Green Toys Tractor Vehicle, Orange), it's the perfect size for little ones who like to get on their hands and knees to play. The red is a true red; it's not especially bright, but it's dark and rich and a perfect fire engine color. The ladder on top of the truck is easy to raise and lower, and the two ladders on the side slide both in and out easily.
One of the things that I personally adore about this fire engine is its lack of sound effects. My son has other toys that talk, beep, whistle, ring, etc. They tend to get annoying after just a few minutes. And, as much as I don't want to spoil his fun, I can't handle extended play with them because they are just too noisy (and quite distracting when his sister is doing her homework). This soundless truck is perfect because it lets him use his own imagination to create the bells and whistles and sirens. I don't get tired of his little voice "wee-ohing" through the house as he plays, and this is a toy I can see him playing with for a long, long time.