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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.
Disclosure: This post contains Indiebound affiliate links.

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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.