it's called a fridge rover, & it is so dinky. it uses magnets & clockwork to drive up the fridge (stove, washer, etc), & even came with info explaining the science behind it.
he also got a grass headz which he'll be going outside to set up - once he's finished teaching his new stuffed bunny to play gin rummy. ahh if only i were joking.
to end on a decidedly non-child-related note: i found this recipe in a magazine my mother-in-law gave me. who wants to bake it for me?