This set has a lot of play value. The notebook cover is made of material and looks just like real covers. You can also take the spiral bound notebook out of the cloth cover. The backpack has two pockets, the large main compartment and the small front pocket. The calculator really works (with battery of course). The report card is fun. It's carbon paper so you can fill out the top form and it copies onto others. Just like I remember from when I was in school. There is also the pencil and math book. The math book is the same as the one offered in all subsequent school sets. It's cute and has a couple chapters from a real math book.