This large size (13/32?) round No. 2 pencil is easy for small hands to hold making them ideal for children in the early stages of their writing development. The thick graphite core features a proprietary formula focusing on graphite mined from carefully controlled sources to deliver a broad smooth line. Available with or without latex-free eraser. Premium wood harvested from responsibly managed sources provides smooth, even sharpening with minimal breakage. Teachers prefer Ticonderoga for its dependability and craftmanship. When only the best will do, choose Ticonderoga brand pencils.