Multicultural Children's Book Day 2017
Book Review of Little Artist Book Set by Niki Daly
I was graciously picked as on of a select few social media outlets to review children's book for Multicultural Children's Book Day 2017. As someone that grew up in a multicultural household it has always been important for me that multiculturalism was to be taught to my future family. When I saw this opportunity I quickly jump to the chance with my fingers crossed. I wanted to be able to share this with my little girl as well be able to speak out on my blog.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is its fourth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.
Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday, the MCBD Team are on a mission to change all of that.
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Fashion designer, Artist, Musician or Dancer?
Which one will your Little Artist choose?
The Little Artist series, by award-winning South African writer/artist Niki Daly, boxed board book set celebrates the imagination and the freedom of art in all its form as four lovable yet diverse children express their creativity in their own favorite way.
For more information on the Author please visit his website.
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. These books are great for young readers with the short sentences and brightly colored illustrations that help to captivate our young artists
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. During the book Carlos uses varies shapes and colors to paint his interpretation of a dog.! With a since of a little Picasso he will show your little artist that the love of art is the best way to express yourself.
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 stuff animal friends. Mondi helps your little musician learn to listen to the music within and use your imagination to inspire those around you, even if it’s just your stuffed animals and/or dolls.
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. Nina will help encourage your little dancer that it’s okay to dance to the beat of your own drum.
Ruby loves clothes. She loves to dress herself in her own unique style. 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. Ruby adds a red heart to a green bowl and plops it on her head for a fun and fashionable hat. Ruby with help guide your little fashion designer to be bold, creative, and confident in who you are.
I read these to my little artist to get the opinion of the age group these books are targeted to (18 months - 3 years). Emma loves them she really enjoys the books of Nina and Ruby because "I love my dresses and I love to dance." Emma is only two years old so she doesn't read but she loves to use your imagination to read the books to me. Since the illustrations are simple and pair well with the simple dialog she more or less gets the point of the books when she makes up stories with the pictures. She has already claim these as "Emma's book, Mommy". She doesn't just "read" these books for me she also tries to act them out for me. Which I'm appreciate in any books that spurs creativity and imagination in children. For the price of $10.99 for a box of 4 books, I would say these are great collection for a toddler.
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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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.