I'll second the CZ Scout. Savage Rascal a good alternative
Nice rifle, comes with a single-shot adapter and you can use standard CZ 22lr 5 and 10 round mags when you want to.
I'm not worried about a bolt action running away, and I dislike the difficulty of
unloading the Cricket once it's been cocked.
Also, while I get the appeal of a Finding Nemo themed/branded rifle for kids, I wanted mine to have one that *looked* like a firearm, not a toy. Besides, My little girl's 5 and at Cabellas she gravitated to the AR-15s. "Can we get one of these, daddy?" I should have listened.
"Jeez, man, what's another word for 'stupid?'"
"Tactical." -Tom Servo
Marlin 795, 795ss, 39A Mountie, CZ-455 American, CZ-452 Scout, CZ-75 Kadet, AOM160 M1 Carbine, USGI M1 Carbine, M1 Garand, Dan Wesson PM7 1911