When I first got these highlighters, my first thought was "Wow...I could have just pull out my kids' crayons instead of buying 4 click crayons!" As I started using them though, I have really started to like them alot better than my markers. They are not as bright as the markers, but you can still see the color and read the words. I will definitely be buying more of these as I need them! Great buy and wonderful product!