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Little,old and young are often used not to give information , but as part of an adjective-noun combination.
They are often placed next to their nouns:
EG: your nephew is a nice little boy.
Little+old+noun is possible :
EG:a little old man
Little+young is not possible.
Adjectives of personality/emotion can precede or follow young/old :
EG:a young clever man.
NB.Small is usually better than little if we want to emphasize the size.
EG:For little meaning.
A small amount.
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