Nope, not a joke! Someone gave my lil kiddo the dog a few years ago. It was recalled though due to issues with the magnets, guess they've fixed it and released a new version.
My kiddos thought it was the most hilarious thing ever.
Hubby bought them the Breyer barn cleaning set with plastic horse manure this year, I am guessing they will love it. Now why don't they love cleaning up REAL horse manure!?