Sep 28, 2014
I purchased 2 of the Amish Made paddlewheel boats for my grandchildren. The description said it was solid wood and the picture showed it to be solid wood, but when they arrived, the paddles were made of pressboard. I am pretty sure that water and pressboard do not mix well and they wouldn't last long. This boat is more than twice the price of the other wooden paddlewheel boat but is certainly not twice the quality. I have returned the boats for a refund. Very disappointed.
Dec 31, 2011
I bought this one made in the USA vs the imported one, thinking it would be higher quality. However when my kids opened the package on Christmas and I saw the the paddle was actually made from cardboard, I was immediately skeptical! Of course once they brought it into the bath with them that night, the paddle instantly soaked up the water and broke without them ever getting to see it move. And the rest of the boat was nothing really to brag about, rough edges and hasty workmanship. To bad the USA couldn't get this simple toy right.
Dec 20, 2011
My grandson has every electronic gadget. I wanted to stimulate his own personal creativity and get his head out of the box. I got him a crank flashlight, the wooden tic tac toe and this little boat, enclosing with them a note about when little boys' toys were made by their daddy or by themselves. It was a risk on my part but he absolutely LOVED everything!
Aug 13, 2011
We used this in the swimming pool last weekend. My little grandson loved it, and so did the adults. I gave it to my grandson to take home and enjoy in his bathtub. It's a simple, enjoyable toy with no need of batteries!