Companion item to Tiny Animal Stories and just as surely successful merchandise as that, with a few additional counts in its favor. The box in which the 12 tiny books are packaged, seems sturdier in construction or perhaps it is because this year we know it pushes, instead of opening at the flap! Empty- the box is a beguiling store. The books are again miniatures, the type extraordinarily legible, the pictures by Garth Williams simple enough not to overcrowd the tiny pages, and the stories themselves are individually appealing for small listeners. This time Miss Kunhardt has again told stories with animal characters, and has built her pattern around annual holidays such as Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween; she has also included birthdays, summer picnics, trips to the seashore, the country, games, and lots of let's pretend. The ""nonsense"" suggested by the title of the unit isn't particularly evident. Wish it were. But they- young and old- will like what is certain to be one of the year round sellers.