Overall I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, not even a beginner. It is nice and small but if I tried this as a beginner it would turn me off to toys like it. It was too small and loud plus the TPR is sticky and I just didn't like this product. Being cheap is a pro and a con for me. It would be good for someone on a toy budget, but I find that the cheap toys, while helping the pocket, don't help me where I want to be helped.