Slightly oversized barrel (11/32") makes moving from printing to cursive writing a comfortable transition. Thick graphite core delivers a broad, smooth line to make sure youa€ re clearly understood each and every time. Allows for better control when learning to read and write. PMA Certified nontoxic to secure the health and safety of children and adults alike. Pencil Type: N/A; Mechanism: Not Applicable; Packaging: Single; Lead Color(s): Black.