My 3 year old DAUGHTER and 10 year old Step DAUGHTER both love this, and think the monsters are adorable. Things don't need to have rainbows and kittens and sugar to be cute, and there is nothing wrong with this game just how it is, whether it is for your girl, boy, or yourself. We find this game delightful and engaging, love the art and character choices, and think the dragons just get cuter and cuter as they "grow". The Game moves at a great pace- cementing skills before moving forward- and the "show me the solution" keeps it from getting overly frustrating. The game is re-playable, and charming.