I bought this to give away at our firefighter visits to the local preschool and am very pleased with the item! The colors are bright, vivid and eye catching, and the lessons/reminders printed on the pencils are great for young kids.
A good giveaway
Bridget from NY, October 12, 2012
I ordered these to give as "prizes" to kids that did fire drills with their families at home. The kids loved them! I thought they were good. A few of the pencils wouldn't stay sharpened, the tips broke as soon as I sharpened them (perhaps the graphite is broken inside the pencil?). Two kids complained that the writing smeared when they rubbed the pencil vigorously in their hands, trying to generate some friction heat to change the colors. The item description says "assorted colors", but in my batch we only got 3 of the 5 colors shown. Overall a good, but not fantastic, product.