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Cute Book, Poor Design
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2018
I purchased this book because it was my daughter’s favorite library book. She loves learning about the different insects in the story as well as the chirping cricket sound at the end. I knew I was taking a gamble buying the book used, but it arrived in perfect condition with only one not-surprising defect- the chirping sound didn’t work. I figured I could replace the batteries, but the plate with the batteries and chip was concealed inside the back cover instead of screwed onto the back like ordinary books that make sounds. I decided to cut the back cover open to replace the batteries, but the batteries, which were simple watch batteries that you know wouldn’t last a lifetime, we’re hotglued onto the plate so there was no way I could replace them! Now, I know that’s what I get for buying used, but I’ve read tons of reviews here that even the new books don’t work. A simple design change of making the batteries replaceable is all that’s needed and I’d be willing to pay a few more bucks if this happened. Now we are stuck with a disappointing book instead .