I don't get sent products or get paid to endorse them so I have no hesitation just writing about what I do experience. I've been told by other parents that they, too, have experienced the disappointment of flimsy traditional "kid microscopes" but this one actually has 4x, 10x, and 40x magnification settings that deliver. I think what also makes the difference is that, as per its name, it has an overhead light that can shine on objects, rather than just the single lamp that shines underneath the specimen on view.
The overhead lighting makes it possible to look at specimens that would otherwise be blocked by the specimen itself if the light was coming from underneath. We got to look at the eyes and other pieces of a fly (a very desiccated little guy we found on the window sill, a leftover of the summer ... don't judge my cleaning of window sills in this house); tried some blood (but there wasn't enough to get much of a good view — it was a paper cut, no one was harmed in the making of the slide); salt and sugar crystals, and whatever we could find on the floor, the dog, etc. Along with that, we pulled up a fiber from the living room rug to examine ... let's just say that we now own a new living room rug. The minuscule bits of dirt, dust, and mayhap what looked like a bug leg in that one fiber gave me both a shudder of revulsion and a thrill at the detail the microscope provided.
C asked if we could see atoms with the microscope. I explained that alas, no, those types of machines are generally confined to institutions of science and such. In fact, it's been only fairly recently that we — as a species — have been able to actually see an atom. Most of us are probably used to picturing what I think of as the "planetary" model, where the nucleus (with the neutrons and protons) is in the middle and the electrons are like satellites to it. That's a classic textbook example to help us picture it, but in reality it's a lot cooler and less exact. Electrons move so fast around the nucleus that we don't ever know where they actually are and they seem more like a type of a "fuzzy" cloud around the nucleus. You can see individual atoms here, thanks to some incredibly amazing electron microscopes. This io9 article shows the first images taken of a hydrogen's electron orbital — it shows the "fuzziness" I described earlier and provides an explanation for how scientists were able to capture it.