Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories (Volume 2)

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories #2

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories  – Volume #2
By Joseph Gorgon-Levitt
(It Books, November 2012, 128pp.)

The Short of It:

A marvelous little package of creativity.

The Rest of It:

This is another, amazing collection of stories and illustrations in the Tiny Book series. I reviewed Volume 1 last year and was so taken with the project in general, that I didn’t hesitate even for a moment when Volume 2 was offered to me earlier this year. HitRECord, founded by Joseph Gordon-Levitt invites writers and illustrators to contribute to these volumes via the HitRECord website.

These works are short, super short. We’re talking one to two pages long with only a few lines of text. The novelty is that it’s tiny, can be held in a pocket and whipped out whenever you have a moment. My daughter walked off with Volume 1, but I’ve had Volume 2 on my desk for a couple of weeks now and I can’t tell you how many have stopped by to check it out.

Here are just a couple of my favorite stories/illustrations. The first contributed by Metaphorist and TheSerpentTheCharmer, and the second by mprather75 and aamanddacc.

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What I like about this series is that it makes art and stories accessible to all people, even non-readers. There is not one person I’ve shown this book to that did not find it interesting in some way. And the book itself is just lovely! I can’t wait to have the entire series sitting on my shelf.

Do check out the website if you are interested because there are a lot of videos to watch too.

Source: Sent to me by the publisher.
Disclosure: This post contains Indiebound affiliate links.

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21 thoughts on “Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories (Volume 2)”

  1. This is a series that I want to own, and I still haven’t bought the first book. Oh, I gave a lot of hints at Christmas, but it wasn’t there under the tree for me. I think I am going to have to go out and get this one for myself, and the first one too!

  2. I just learned a new term yesterday: longform. This must be the opposite of it. BTW, is this the Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the movies? Wow… some people have so much time to do so many things, and so versatile. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. JGL as Bond? Now, that’s interesting. I can see it, personality wise but Bond has gotten more physical over the years. I can’t see him running around, crashing through scaffolding, etc. He’s too slight of build.

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