When I used to teach my boy before he starts with his schooling, I noticed that when it comes to coloring he is a bit hard shading the objects. I can not recognize anymore the picture after him coloring it because it is so dark afterwards. I thought that if he will do the same coloring on his school books his teacher may not like it. It will gonna be a problem later on so I really need to teach him how to color properly.I am glad when my daughter won in a Drawing contest in her school sponsored by Faber-Castell. She brought home different Faber-Castell products as her prize and this box of 24 pieces wax crayons interest me. I opened it and check the shades of the colors. It has an easy-to-open slide and the shades is not that dark. I picked the shades of violet, blue and black and had my boy tried it. I am really happy after seeing his finish work because the picture was still under recognition after his coloring using the dark shades. Thanks to my daughter and thanks to Faber-Castell for having this product.