Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories (Volume 3)

Tiny Book Volume 3

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories – Volume 3
By Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(It Books, Hardcover, 9780062121653, November 2013, 127pp.)

The Short of It:

Tiny in size but the creativity contained within this small volume never ceases to amaze me.

The Rest of It:

I’ve had the luxury of reading and reviewing both volumes one and two so when I had the opportunity to review this new volume, how could I refuse?

Once again, hitRECord, founded by Joseph Gordon-Levitt has put together another collection of amazing stories which happen to be only one or two pages long. The beauty of this project is that anyone can join the community and submit their work for a chance to be included in the next volume.

Here’s a small sample of what you’ll see in volume three:

Tiny Book Sample 1

Tiny Book Sample 2

Tiny Book Sample 3

As you can see from these examples, this is a fun book and would make a nice gift. I have all three and they do look great on my shelf. Most are simple black and white line drawings but there are shots of color here and there. I really enjoy them and love that artists everywhere, have the opportunity to be published through this project.

Source: Sent to me by the publisher.
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16 Responses

  1. These are so cute! I got vol one but not two and three…

  2. I loved this book too!

    By the way, I finally made your gluten free cookies yesterday and they were a big hit. I will have to double the recipe next time. Do you chop up the peanuts when you make them? Thanks for the recipe!

    • Oh good! It’s hard to imagine that those ingredients can turn into anything much less a cookie. No, I do not chop the peanuts. I like them chunky and I use Ghirardelli drops instead of chips for an even chunkier effect.

  3. I just love these books as gifts.

  4. They’re cute and adorable…but I don’t want to pay $15 for them. Maybe one day…

    • They are priced rather high. I noticed online they are much cheaper, 6-7 bucks. I bet they put them in a volume set once they have 5. When they send them to me, my daughter always runs off with them so I have to search high and low to find them again. Hence the late review. I received it in October!


  5. This book looks simply adorable, and I didn’t know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt put out books! I don’t know why, but they kind of remind me of Edward Gorey, but a nicer, happier version–like if he had a not-so-morbid twin. And I love the snippets in your photos.


    • The stories remind me of Gorey too which is funny because all the stories are created by different people. They all seem to have a similar feel though.


  6. This book always looks so sweet!

  7. This looks fun and seems like just the type of book I enjoy when I’m in a bit of a reading funk. Henri le Cat chat was such a book.

  8. Love the drawings – very cute book. Definitely would be nice if they end up putting together a volume set!

  9. Fun! JGL is quite the creative genius…

  10. I like this so much.

  11. If only my library had these books. These books have been on my wishlist for ages!

  12. I need to get these for my son – and try to talk him into trying to participate. Right up his alley!

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