By Le Toy Van

Reviewed for Second Grade, 2008

Hilltop Castle

This play castle has everything a knight-in-training could ask for. With a wind-up drawbridge complete with portcullis, an elastic catapult that really shoots, and walkways that flip down to imprison wrongdoers, the hilltop fortress promises hours of creative play, day or knight! A sturdy wooden frame provides potential for play on all four sides, and the castle folds up into a mound that can be conveniently slipped under a bed when the kingdom's been saved for the day. (Le Toy Van, $159.99)