The striking colors of these easy to grasp colored pencils will inspire your young artist to create and color with enthusiasm. The unique shape will help develop and reinforce the preferred grip for writing skills and the clear vinyl case will help develop organizational skills. Vibrant colors, thick and sturdy, perfect for little hands. Melissa Doug was started 20 years ago, by a real Melissa and Doug, in the garage of Doug's childhood home, where occupational priorities included not disturbing Doug's parents. The company has grown and moved, but its founders' philosophy remains unchanged: to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa Doug family.