#872 – Little Artists Books Box Set by Niki Daly

box set covers Carlos – Mondi – Nina – Ruby
Series: Little Artists Books*
Written and Illustrated by Niki Daly
Kane Miller EDC Publishing   3/01/2016
10 pages    4” X 4”   Age 18 months—3 years

Sometimes, you have to dance. Or sing. Or bang on your drum. Or play dress up.

“Personal expression is important . . . particularly for little artists! The Little Artists boxed board book set by award-winning South African author and illustrator Niki Daly, celebrates the creative, the imaginative, the freedom, of art in all its forms. The books are designed to give a gentle nudge into the world of images and words.

“Carlos, Mondi, Ruby and Nina are all little artists, and their simple stories are told with humor and whimsy. Toddlers follow along as they perform their favorite activities. Adults will find it easy to interact with little listeners!” [press release]

Carlos is an artist who loves to paint. Carlos will teach little aspiring artists about squares, triangles, circles, dots, and all sorts of lines from straight to squiggly. Art is composed of series of objects. A dog could have a triangle for its body and a square head. A couple of squiggle lines for ears, a couple of white circles for eyes, and a black circle for a nose. Walla! A dog appears on Carlos’ easel pad.


Mondi is a musician. He loves to play his trumpet, but can also play the drums, cymbals, rattles, guitar, and his xylophone. Mondi loves to sing and snap his fingers with the beat. Along with his friends, Mondi plays in a band making joyous music for his fans.


Nina is a dancer. She loves to wear her pink tutu as she makes the most majestic moves. She jumps like a cat and flies like a butterfly. More than that, Nina can float, spin, and trapeze right into her papa’s arms. Nina is a wonderful dancer, letting her spirit lead the way as she moves to the beat in her heart.


Ruby loves clothes. Maybe she is a clothes designer. She loves to dress herself in her own unique style. Accompanied by her pet shoebox dog, Ruby dresses in her red, multi-colored polka dot dress and striped shorts. On her feet are a pair of white striped socks and doggy slippers. Just for fun—and because she needs a hat—Ruby adds a red heart to a green bowl and plops it on her head. Instant hat!


Little Artists Box Set is composed of artist Carlos, musician Mondi, dancer Nina, and clothes designer Ruby. Together, these four characters, and their accompanied book, give little children a set of books for every creative impulse. Young readers will read short one sentence spreads with brightly colored images to help them along their new reading life. The art is bright and cheery, telling each child’s tale in easy to recognize pictures, literally showing each sentence. Children will love the images, mostly of items they have in their toy box or around their home.

The Little Artists board books are a little different from the average board book. For starters, they are not made of the thick cardboard little fingers can easily turn, yet the pages are sturdy and difficult to tear. Young children might have difficulty turning the pages, but none at all in transporting them to their favorite reader for story time. The Little Artist books are smaller than most board books at mere 4-inches square, but a perfect size for little hands. Young children will enjoy each book and will soon learn each character’s name and favorite activity. The set is contained in its own cardboard folder, making it easy to keep the books together.

The Little Artist series, by award-winning South African writer/artist Niki Daly, will help your youngest reader learn new objects and talents. Both boys and girls will enjoy reading about Carlos, Mondi, Nina, and Ruby. The Little Artists small books pack a punch for creativity, imagination, and personal expression.

*Little Artists Books is also known as Little Hands Books.

CARLOS. MONDI. NINA. RUBY. (LITTLE ARTISTS BOX SET). Text and illustrations copyright © 2016 by Niki Daly. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Kane Miller EDC Publishing, San Diego, CA..

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Reprinted with permission from LITTLE ARTIST BOX SET © 2016 by Niki Daly, PUBLISHER, an imprint of Kane Miller EDC Publishing, Illustrations © 2016 by Niki Daly.

Copyright © 2016 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

Full Disclosure: Carlos. Mondi. Nina. Ruby. (Little Artist Box Set) by Niki Daly, and received from Kane Miller EDC Publishing, is in exchange NOT for a positive review, but for an HONEST review. The opinions expressed are my own and no one else’s. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Carlos – Mondi – Nina – Ruby
Series: Little Artists
Written and Illustrated by Niki Daly
Kane Miller EDC Publishing 3/01/2016


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