I found these pencils worked very well. The leads do not break and they are much cheaper than any crayola pencils, but still extremly good quality. The colour could be stronger but my 12 year-old daughter, who I bought a pack for after enjoying mine, says that she loves them and finds them extremly useful. She says that lots of her school friends bought them once she had them and they were shocked that you got them so cheap. I would definitely buy from that brand again. I think that these are very good quality for the price, everything you are promised is true and they are easy to use.