I gave this to my GD. Easy to hold with two hands because it's pretty large, soft (so if she shook it, I didn't have to worry that she'd sock herself in the face),squeaks (not annoyingly, but enough to motivate her to use it). But most of all, it has many parts which she found both interesting to explore and satisfying to chew on--ears, legs, etc. And it became a favorite comfy toy, since it is a character not just something generic to teethe on. It's not cheap, however--in the $20 range.